Celery juice has tons of benefits, but one con is that you waste the healthy micro-biome nourishing fiber of the vegetable. That is, unless of course, you repurpose that juice pulp into something delicious on its own accord! That’s how these Celery Juice Pulp Fritters were born. And sometimes they outshine celery juice, which is hard to do. Because celery juice is so healing and gut-comforting.
But these celery fritters are delicious!
They are savory thanks to the egg, salt, and coconut oil and fresh thanks to the parsley. They also pack plenty of health benefits. Parsley is known to reduce heavy metals and coconut oil offers plenty of healthy fats. Combined with the fiber and remaining vitamins in celery pulp and the nourishing protein-filled egg, this is a complete breakfast. For real, not like those marketing claims from cereal companies. #lies.
Anyways. They are good and easy and a simple way to get more out of your groceries. Always good to stretch things, getting more for your budget and reducing food waste.
Sometimes I make juice just so I can eat these. If that isn’t a good motivation feedback circle, I don’t know what is.
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How to make the Celery Juice Pulp Fritters
First, you’ll need to make celery juice so that you have celery pulp. If you are making a multi-vegetable/fruit juice, make sure to juice the celery first and remove the pulp before juicing the other ingredients. That way you can separate out the celery pulp and it won’t be mixed with other ingredients. This is especially important if you are subsequently juicing fruit because the fritters are meant to be savory.
Add coconut oil to the skillet and turn to medium-high heat so that the oil is nice and hot by the time you are ready to fry the fritters.
Usually, I get about 1 cup of juice pulp from making a 16oz glass of juice. However, this recipe is forgiving. If it’s a little more or a little less, that’s ok. It should still work. Take the juice pulp and place in a bowl, mix in coarsely chopped fresh parsley, 1 egg, salt, and pepper. Then you can form them into patties.
Place the formed patties into the oil and cook about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. I like the way these cook in a cast iron skillet, but any skillet will do.
These are delicious and would be good on their own for breakfast.
They also freeze decently well. Not quite as good as fresh, but workable for meal prep and planning ahead.
Celery Juice Pulp Fritters
- 1 cup celery pulp from juicing
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Coconut oil about 3 tbsp, enough to evenly coat bottom of pan and cover 1/3 of fritters
Heat coconut oil on medium high
Mix all other ingredients together in bowl and form into patties
Place patties gently into heated coconut oil and fry for 2 minutes or until golden brown
Gingerly flip, using spatula(s), and let fry another minute or two
Remove to a paper towel
Serve and enjoy!
This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. You won't need to double the oil, just make sure the pan is evenly coated with oil about 1/8 inch deep.
You can store celery pulp in the fridge for several days before using.
You could use this recipe with any veggie you juice. Just make sure to grab the veggie and herb pulp before you start adding in fruits in. Some other veggies that would work well are carrot, beet, and kale. ⠀