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Bell Pepper Fritters: the easy, tasty appetizer to enjoy in summer

Total time: 35 Min + Rising time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 10 people
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Crispy bell pepper fritters…who doesn’t love them? There’s a reason why fritters are a firm favorite. They’re quick and easy to make, and it’s a great way to sneak in leftover vegetables (or get picky eaters to eat vegetables)! These fritters are made with a mixture of flour, eggs, grated potato, green bell peppers, onions, and ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese. The batter is then fried until golden brown and crispy, resulting in a snack that is full of flavor and guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.

Whether you're looking for a quick appetizer or a tasty treat to enjoy with friends and family, these Bell Pepper Fritters are sure to be a hit! Serve it with a dollop of sour cream or your favorite dipping sauce.

Bell Pepper Fritters Ingredients

Bell Peppers – use a combination of red and green (you can even add yellow)

Egg – use a large free-range egg

Flour – use all-purpose flour

Cheese – use mozzarella cheese

Onion – use red onion as it has a milder flavor

Oil – use a neutral oil suitable for frying at higher temperatures like canola, peanut, sunflower, or corn oil

Potato – use any type of potato

Yeast – make sure the yeast you use is not expired

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Tips

The parsley adds a nice touch of freshness but can be substituted with fresh coriander.

You can use any other cheese like feta, cheddar, or even ricotta.

Experiment with other veggies too. Add grated carrots, corn, or even quinoa.

To make the fritters gluten-free, you can use almond flour or any gluten-free flour blend.

Don’t make your oil too hot, otherwise, the fritters will brown too quickly before it’s cooked through. Use a thermometer to heat the oil to about 350°F.

To make it vegan, you can use a vegan egg replacement. Substitute the egg with 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water. Use vegan cheese.

Can I Make It Ahead of Time?

You can make the Bell Pepper Fritters ahead and store them in the freezer. Simply heat them in the oven when you’re ready to eat them.

What To Serve With Bell Pepper Fritters

The Bell Pepper Fritters taste delicious on their own, you can also make them as a side with a hearty main.

To serve them as an appetizer, serve them with a sweet chili sauce or ranch dressing. Or a healthier dipping alternative, try Greek yogurt.

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Ingredients
Egg
1
Milk
200 ml (4/5 cup)
Lukewarm water
200 ml (4/5 cup)
Dry yeast
10 g
Sugar
1 tbsp
salt
1 tsp
Flour
540 g (4 1/3 cups)
potato, chopped
1
red pepper, chopped
1
green peppers, chopped
2
onion, chopped
1
parsley, chopped
2 tbsp
mozzarella, chopped
80 g

How to make Bell Pepper Fritters

In a bowl mix together milk, water, sugar, egg, and yeast.

Add in flour and salt.

Mix until the dough is smooth and elastic.

Let rest for 1 hour or until doubled size.

Knock down the dough slightly, then add the grated potato.

Add the remainder of the ingredients and mix through.

Transfer the dough to a piping bag, then pipe it into the hot oil.

Fry the fritters in the hot oil until golden brown. Remove the fritters with a slotted spoon, then drain them.

Serve and enjoy!

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