A life inspired by my grandmothers

Coriander Fritters

Leave a comment

Fritters have always been part of our family’s diet.  When Mum got out the chopping board and the remains of the Sunday Roast we knew it was fritter night.  If there was no roast left it was usually vegetables in the fritters, mostly corn, but on frigal nights probably before pay day, it could have simply been potatoes and parsley.
Yesterday I was out in the garden doing my daily check up, when I noticed that the coriander was starting to go to seed, there was still lots of healthy growth, so I picked a handful and brought it in.  I didn’t fancy a curry, but I suddenly remembered Mum using parsley a lot, why not coriander.  They were delish!

Image Take your favourite fritter batter or follow this one.


  • 125g (4oz) s/r flour or plain flour and add 1tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg beaten
  • pinch salt
  • milk
  • handful coriander or a mix of parsley and coriander



Put flour salt and egg in bowl and add a bit of milk, beat till smooth and add herbs. Now add more milk till it is dropping consistency, (the amount depends on how much moisture is on the herbs after washing and drying).

Heat some oil or butter in fry pan (I use a mix as Then the temp doesn’t get too hot.  Add tablespoons of batter and fry till bubbles appear.

Flip them over and cook til the bottoms are brown. Place on oven proof plate and put in a low oven to keep warm while you cook the rest.  Makes 10.

Serve with a side salad of choice.
Next time I make these I might add some corn and perhaps a pinch of cumin and coriander powder or just curry powder.  The variations are limitless.


Anyways, a marvellous way to use up a gut of herbs.


Author: Sharon

Live in New Zealand, with three cats. I have three passions, cooking art and gardening.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s