Another recipe this week that has been a success for my beautiful SPD gal and her sister too! They were chewy but crisp and contained lots of goodies that seemed to be undetectable…or perhaps just enjoyed.
The texture proved a hit and it was a great way of getting some rice into the toddler twosome as they won't eat it on its own. They were easy to freeze in a ziplock bag ready to pull out for those nights when you just can't be bothered thinking up another fantastic toddler meal that they *might* enjoy!
Start with a basic fritter mixture and then just mix through my suggestions or your own toddler's favourites. For Ruby…anything fried and crunchy is working well at the moment so i am keeping with that theme!
BASIC FRITTER BATTER
2 Cups plain Flour
1 Tsp salt
1 Tbsp oil
1 to 1 1/4 Cups Hot Water
Sift flour and salt into bowl, make a well in the centre and add egg and oil. Add enough water to make a coating batter…but not too thick as you will be adding extras! Mix until smooth.
Bacon, Vegie and Rice Fritters
I really don't have exact measurements for you as i actually used up leftovers and hoped for the best but roughly i added…
3/4 Cup cooked rice
1 carrot grated
1 zucchini grated
1 small tin creamed corn
4 shortcut bacon rashers diced finely
Small handful grated tasty cheese
dash of mixed herbs
You could add any vegetables or diced leftover meat that you know your child will eat but for now the girls won't touch peas or other meat so i decided to try this first and work my way up to other tastes…hopefully.
I mixed all of the above through the fritter mixture and then dropped spoonfuls into a large frypan to shallow fry. For Ruby to try things at the moment they must be crispy so even though i froze most of these i still fry them for a minute or so again after taking them out of the freezer just to get them a little crispy again.
They take very little time to cook and also made a great addition to Miss Teen's school lunchbox cold.
I'm still living in hope that we can progress past fritters and patties and hash browns for Ruby but for now i am trying to pack as much goodness and variety into those things that she will actually eat. These have been a hit with both girls thank goodness..I am dreaming of the day when i can just cook one meal a night though!!