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Salsify Fritters

Quick and delicious lunch alternative

Serves 1

The Guardian

5-10 mins

Salsify Fritters


300g salsify

45g unsalted butter

1 garlic clove, minced

1 small red chilli, finely diced

3 tbsp finely chopped coriander

1 egg, lightly beaten (or substitute cornstarch)

1 tbsp flour

Salt and black pepper

2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Peel and coarsely grate the salsify.
  2. Warm 20g of the butter in a frying pan and over medium heat and sauté the salsify until softened. Transfer to a bowl and mix with the garlic, chilli, coriander, egg and flour. Season generously, then form into six fritters.
  3. Warm the remaining butter and the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, and cook the fritters until golden, about four minutes a side.