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Oatmeal Fritters

Source: The Mexican Gourmet
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Active Time:  25 Minutes
Total Time:  30 Minutes
  Makes 10 fritters
These fried tortitas are served with a light tomato sauce. The acidity of the tomato balances the fat from frying. They can also be served with a fruit puree instead of the tomato sauce. This recipe is from Maria Eugenia Valdes Villarreal.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 cup rolled oats
2 small onions, minced
5 tablespoons chopped parsley
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
For Sauce:
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 lb tomatoes, quartered and seeded
1 onion, minced
1/2 bay leaf
1/2 sprig fresh thyme
1 sprig fresh parsley
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DIRECTIONS
In a bowl, mix the oats, onions, parsley, eggs, and salt thoroughly. Let rest for 5 minutes.


FOR SAUCE: Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a medium frying pan. Blend the tomato and onion in a blender and strain on top of the hot oil. Add the herbs and cook over high heat until the fat rises to the surface, about 8 minutes. Remove the herbs and set the pan aside.


Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a seperate medium frying pan. Put 1 rounded tablespoon of the oat mixture at a time into the pan and flatten with a spatula. Cook, turning once, over medium heat until golden.


Place the fritters in the tomato sauce and cook over very low heat for approximately 10 minutes, turning once. Serve.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 10 fritters
Calories: 138
Fat. Total: 8g
Fiber: 2g
Carbohydrates, Total: 12g
Sodium: 148mg
% Cal. from Fat: 52%
Cholesterol: 85mg
Protein: 5g
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Rating: 3
by: I. Reviewed: 01/09/2011
Savary No - Desert Yes
Hate the recipe as a savory dish. However, change the tomato sauce to a balsamic strawberry sauce (warming frozen strawberries, 2 tsp of vanilla, half to 2/3 cps. water, a pinch of salt... then adding sugar, balsamic vinegar to taste)and you have a winner as a warm desert.
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