Caribbean Jackfruit Fritters

Caribbean Jackfruit Fritters

This is a fresh take on fish fritters - just without the fish. It also uses chickpea flour, making them the perfect option for anyone with a wheat intolerance. Packed with flavour, they're great as a snack on their own or served with a salad.
Makes 8
Total Time
40 Minutes
1 × 400g tin of jackfruit, drained and rinsed
3 tbsp of soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
2 tbsp of nori flakes
2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
1 onion, finely chopped
2 spring onions, finely chopped
2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
2 mild red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp of dried thyme
Handful of coriander, finely chopped
Handful of parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp of baking powder
190g of chickpea flour
120ml of water Vegetable oil, for frying
Salt and black pepper
To serve
Sweet chilli sauce
1 pack of kale
Step 1

Using clean hands or a fork, break the jackfruit into small pieces, removing any tough stems, and place in a bowl with the soy sauce, nori flakes and 1 tbsp of the lemon juice. Mix well to combine, then cover the bowl with a plate and set aside.

Step 2

Combine the onion and spring onions in a large bowl with the tomatoes, chillies, garlic, thyme and remaining lemon juice and then add the jackfruit mixture. Add the coriander and parsley and mix well.

Step 3

Sift the baking powder and chickpea flour into a separate bowl, add the water, mix and season with salt and pepper before combining this with the jackfruit and onion mixture. The mixture should be slightly sloppy, so add a little more water if needed. Divide the mixture into 8 patties and shape with your hands into small flat cakes, each about 1 cm thick.

Step 4

Pour a little vegetable oil into a large frying pan set over a medium heat.

Step 5

Carefully place as many cakes as will fit in a single layer in the pan without touching. Cook for about 5 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom, before turning over. Cook for another 5 minutes until crisp and cooked all the way through. Fry the fritters in batches, using more oil as needed and keeping them warm on a baking sheet in the oven on a low heat. (Make sure that the oven isn’t too hot, or the fritters will dry out.) Serve with sweet chilli sauce and the kale.

Recipe courtesy of Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats

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