Melt in the Mouth Christmas Veg Recipes
Christmas is a time for big gatherings of family and friends; often centred around a hearty meal. That’s why in this blog post, we’re going to run through a few veg recipes we’ve carefully collected to give your meals a tasty twist. Hold on tight though because this isn’t your usual veg!
These recipes will go well paired with many Christmas favourites: whether it’s turkey, a traditional goose or the vegetarian staple: the nut roast.
Spicy Carrot and Coriander Fritters
First up, we’ve got a fantastic fritter recipe for you to try out. These fritters don’t take long to fry and if you carefully refer back to this recipe each time, you can ensure they’re not a flash in the pan:
· 6 carrots, trimmed and washed
· 3-4 spring onions, both green and white parts, sliced
· a handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped, plus extra to serve
· 2 large free-range eggs, beaten
· 1 tbsp or so plain flour
· 50g freshly grated parmesan cheese
· 20ml double cream
· 1 orange, zest only
· salt and freshly ground black pepper
· 30ml rapeseed oil
1) Grate the carrots in a food processor, then place into a large bowl with the spring onions and as much coriander as you like and the orange zest.
2) Add in the eggs and the flour to bind everything together, followed by the Parmesan cheese and double cream.
3) Stir it well, seasoning to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
4) Heat a large frying pan, add in the rapeseed oil and form the mixture into thin fritters, so they will cook quickly.
5) Fry for 4-6 minutes until golden-brown on both sides. Serve straight away, scattered with more coriander.
Crispy Parsnip Croquettes
These parsnip croquettes strike the perfect balance between being sumptuously creamy and delicately crispy. Don’t expect them to be too mild though, they contain Dijon mustard to give them their spicy kick.
Roasted Parmesan Brussel Sprouts
Brussel sprouts are the only vegetable that can polarise opinion around the dinner table faster than a political debate. However, we think that our roasted sprouts recipe may even help convert those fearful of these staple Christmas greens; thanks to their distinctive tastes of zingy lemon and nutty parmesan.