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Red Lentils and Potato Fritters

These delicious vegan red lentils and potato fritters are so easy to make! A perfect lunch or snack that is ideally paired with sriracha mayo!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: European, Mediterranean
Keyword: fritters, Lentils, potatoes
Servings: 40 fritters


  • 190 g dried red lentils or 350g ready cooked
  • 350 g potatoes cooked tender fork
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 50 g flour
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


How to cook red lentils

  • Start by sifting through your lentils and clean from any rocks or debris. Rinse the lentils with plenty of water.
  • In a sauce pan add the red lentils with 750ml water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until tender for about 15 minutes. It's important to not overcook the red lentils, so if you see that they are getting mushy, decrease their cooking time. Drain any excess water and let them cool.

Making the fritters

  • Cook the mashed potatoes until fork tender.
  • In a food processor put the white onion and garlic, pulse in intervals until they are roughly chopped.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and pulse in intervals until you get a sticky mixture with some coarse bits.
  • Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan. Make sure that the oil is all around the frying pan.
  • Wet your hands, as the mixture is sticky, and scoop 1 tablespoon of the mixture at a time. Form into a ball and slightly flatten it before placing it into the frying pan.
  • Cook each fritter for about 3 minutes on each side, until you get a nice golden brown colour.
  • Place on a paper towel lined plate, so that they don't get soggy.
  • Serve immediately with a sauce on the side or save for later.*


*If not served immediately, these fritters can be stored in the fridge for about 3 days or you can also freeze them. Once ready to use, simply bring back to room temperature and heat in a microwave or a frying pan for a few minutes.