Vegan Black Salsify Fritters
Black salsify is an interesting, forgotten root vegetable that we have grown this year in our garden. It has a very mild flavor, some say it resembles asparagus. We enjoyed these fritters and are looking forward to growing more black salsify next year.
Yield: 5-6 patties
- 10-12 ounces black salsify
- 2 tablespoons vegan margarine
- 2 egg replacements
- 3 tablespoons dried bread crumbs
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chipped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- pinch of thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- oil for frying
- soy yogurt as garnish
- lemon wedges as optional additional garnish
- As salsify emits a sticky milky substance, it is best to scrub the salsify and peel it using a vegetable peeler user running water.
- Once the salsify is peeled, use a food processor to coarsely grate it.
- Heat the vegan margarine in a frying pan and add the salsify and thyme.
- Sauté the salsify until it begins to soften. It will be about 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, chop the parsley.
- When the salsify has become soft, remove from the heat and place in a bowl.
- Add the bread crumbs and mix well.
- Add the parsley, garlic and the egg replacement.
- Season with salt and pepper and mix.
- Form the salsify mixture into 5-6 patties.
- Heat the oil in frying pan and fry the fritters until golden on both sides.
- Remove from the heat.
- Lightly sprinkle a bit of lemon juice on each of the patties and top with a dollop of soy yogurt.