Asparagus and Feta Fritters

Asparagus and Feta Fritters topped with a Poached Egg and Avgolemono

Fritters are definitely one of my favourite foods! There is just something irresistible about a savoury vegetable cake that is fried until golden brown and crispy! One of the things that I like so much about them is that you can make them with all sorts of different vegetables and and over the last few years I have been experimenting with different vegetables. One vegetable that I had never even considered using to make a fritter with, one of my favourite vegetables, was asparagus and when I came across the idea of asparagus fritters on Kalofagas recently I knew that I would have to try making some. What's more is that these asparagus fritters use some of my favourite Greek flavours including lots of fresh herbs and feta, a flavour combination that I have used in spinach fritters and zucchini fritters in the past.

Asparagus and Feta Fritters topped with a Poached Egg and Avgolemono

These fritters are pretty easy to make, you simple grate or food process the asparagus, mix up the batter and fry in oil until crispy. Given how simple they are to make I often like to server fritters for a lazy brunch on the weekend though they also go well as appetizers. This time I made the meal a bit heartier by topping the fritters with a poached egg and some avgolemono sauce where avgolemono sauce is a lemony sauce that makes for a nice lighter alternative to a hollondaise sauce.

Asparagus and Feta Fritters topped with a Poached Egg and Avgolemono

Asparagus and Feta Fritters

Fresh Spring asparagus fritters with feta and dill.


Servings: makes 2-4 servings

Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 handful dill, chopped
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta, crumbled
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour (I like to use whole wheat)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
Directions
  1. Grate or process the asparagus in a food processor.
  2. Mix the asparagus, herbs, green onions, feta, flour, egg, salt and pepper and enough flour that the mixture will hold together.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan.
  4. Spoon the asparagus mixture into the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.

Serve with:
Asparagus with a Poached Egg in a Dill and Caper Avgolemono Sauce
Asparagus with a Poached Egg in Hollandaise Sauce

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48 comments:

Michelle said...

Yum yum yum! What a great way to change up asparagus!

Anonymous said...

wow this sounds really good i will have to try them out with my boyfriend!!!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

These are absolutely glorious! I also love fritters and am just staring at this picture!

~Bee said...

They look beautiful and tasty and goodness do I want a drippy drippy egg right now...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Fabulous fritters! I really like that idea. yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

jose manuel said...

Que cosa tan fantastica, tengo que probarlo.

Saludos

Katie said...

Yummie!

VIRGINIA said...

I love that, This is excelent. I am sorry by my english.

Joanne said...

Fritters are definitely way more fun to eat and the perfect way to eat your veggies without even realizing you're doing so! This flavor pairing sounds delicious!

Krasja said...

This must be great dish. I have a full bag of asparagus waiting fof me and my kitchen ...

Michele said...

Must try these. The poached egg and sauce on top look so good!

brandi said...

These look so delicious! I love fritters.

Stefania said...

Bella ricetta ciao

Stephen Parks Bell said...

You are amazing. What an awesome blog!

Stephen Parks Bell said...

You are awesome! This blog is amazing! I have to try this some time.

Ellie said...

Your food always makes me so hungry!! This looks delishious :)

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

I love asparagus, but have never had them in fritter form. This recipe sounds fantastic, and the poached egg-topped fritter looks absolutely delicious!

Meaghan Luby said...

as per usual, this looks like one great recipe. yay, fritters! always fab. thanks for sharing, loves it :)
-meg
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

warmvanillasugar said...

Yum! I can't wait to try this!

chefpandita.com said...

Love this idea! I love roasted asparagus but this is a great way to serve them. Thanks for sharing, Kevin. Love the pics :)

Tammy said...

Oh yum!! These fritters look delicious! You have such a wonderful blog!

Cheers~

Food Glorious Food! said...

Wonderful vegetarian meal... thanks for sharing!

penandra said...

Kevin - This looks so amazing, I love that you turned a fritter into a "benedict"! How terrific that California asparagus is at the farmer's market --- tomorrow!

Erin said...

Wow, this looks fantastic! I love asparagus and feta. I'll have to make this.
Thanks!
Erin (from The Sisters Cafe)

Jen said...

WOW! Just stumbled across your site. Brilliant photos! These look so so delicious. mmmm

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That pic of the fritters with the egg and sauce is making my mouth water...

marla said...

Kevin, these are such inventive fritters-love with that oozy egg :)

foodgasmtv said...

This looks UHHHH mazing! CANNOT wait to try and devour!

kellypea said...

Kevin, your food is always amazing. The egg on that creation has me wanting it for dinner, and I'm bookmarking it to try. Can't have too many veggies, right?

Pam said...

Love this recipe! The last shot with the runny yolk makes me drool. Nicely done Kevin.

Sue @ JustforLicks said...

That looks absolutely amazing!! First I saw the fritter and that that looked delicious. But when I saw the egg? Now that is fantastic! Great combination.

mirtilla said...

very good...

Ciao Chow Linda said...

As always, your photos are fantastic. And this dish - what a wonderful surprise for a special breakfast treat.

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

Oh, my heavens! This makes me want to drop what I'm doing and literally run to the kitchen to make this recipe.

Mindy said...

Hey Kev, you ever thought of writing a cookbook? and do you menu plan? How is it that you consistently turn out such amazing recipes?

Ivy said...

These look delicious and so creative. If you like check out my event Creative Concoctions if you would like to win some Greek EVOO.

Pretty. Good. Food. said...

My mouth is watering just looking through these photos!!! Delicious recipe :)!

foralldel said...

Wow! Really nice. I'm gonna try theese with a norwegian twist. :D

Culinary Cory said...

Interesting combo. I never would have thought about making these before. Good idea.

Janna Renee said...

All your fritters look amazing!!

unhip squirrel said...

This looks incredible! I am an eggs benedict fiend and I remember I used to go to a restaurant in Vancouver that served the poached egg on a potato latke. Your dish reminds me of it a bit. I will have to try it out - I love the fresh dill as an added touch. Beautiful!

By the way... beautiful site. I just discovered it through my friend, author of Foodess.com!

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

Love this. I'm a big fritter fan too...and these are some of my favorite ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

Gloria said...

Kevin, Kevin this is amazing and temptinh like always!! always your food is deklicious!!

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OMG! this looks so delicious. . =)

Marisa said...

Loving that molten egg yolk on top of a fabulous sounding fritter.

Anonymous said...

found this off tastespotting and just made it... it tastes incredible! the asparagus-shredding was incredibly time-consuming because i don't own a food processor, but it looks like all the effort was worth it :-)

Ruby said...

I just blogged about these fritters and my experience with the recipe. I hope I did you justice!

RoxStar said...

This is my first recipe of yours to make and it was fantastic. Thank you so much for having such a wide variety of vegetarian recipes. I'm eager to try as many as I can!
Roxy

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