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Confetti Carrot Fritters

 Confetti Carrot Fritters
Crispy, sweet and savory, these delicate fritters are a fun twist on the traditional fruit-filled variety. They're yummy served with a mustard dipping sauce, but our kids enjoy them with a drizzle of warm maple syrup, too.
9 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 2-1/2 cups finely chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • MUSTARD SAUCE:
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Directions

  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add carrots; cover and boil for
  • 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place carrots in ice water. Drain
  • and pat dry.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Combine egg
  • yolks and milk; stir into the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in
  • the onion, parsley and carrots.

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Confetti Carrot Fritters (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a small bowl, beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks
  • form; fold into batter.
  • In an electric skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil over medium heat. Drop
  • batter by 1/3 cupfuls; press lightly to flatten. Fry until golden
  • brown, about 2 minutes on each side.
  • For mustard sauce, in a small bowl, combine the parsley, vinegar,
  • mustard and green onion. Slowly whisk in oil until blended. Serve
  • with fritters. Yield: 9 servings.