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August 14, 2012



Is there any substitute that could be made for the oil?
Or is this recipe relatively healthy?

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Hi Ella - thanks for your comment!

I do think these need frying, although you could try to shallow fry, making the vegetables smaller in the recipe so they condense into patties which will be better for shallow frying.

As to being healthy or not - I think it depends on overall balance and how much fat you already eat? While I don't go overboard on fat generally, I am not concerned about eating a 'low-fat' diet as I believe satiation from fat is important so that we do not overeat, and it is also a necessary component in our diets.

Of course, you only need a couple of these to eat per person - so I would say try them out without worry, with lots of salad :)



Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Thanks Emma, and I do believe you have tried these at Easter :)


I'm very keen to try these as they look wonderful. Just wondering about the amount of water needed? You've written 3/4 cup and then 340ml. Assuming you are using 250ml as a 1 cup measurement; 3/4 cup would be 188ml. 340ml is more like 1 1/3 cups. Please, would you clarify this amount?
Many thanks, Nina

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Hi Nina, thanks for your comment and apologies for the mistake! I have in my original notes 1½ cups of water - so depending on the size of the measuring cup (they seem to vary - I have two sets which are both different, and I use 240ml for one cup) it should therefore be 360ml.

However, try with a lesser amount and see what you think regarding the consistency of the batter? Let me know how it goes! I will make the correction in the recipe - thank you :)

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