Monday, May 12, 2014

Carrot Cottage Cheese Fritters and a Giveaway

As the weather gets warmer, my husband and I try to shed a few pounds we gained in the winter :) I usually swap for healthier, fresh and local ingredients when cooking meals for my family during the warm months, as it is readily and easily available. I try to get locally grown vegetables and fruits, as well as try to grow our own in our garden. I also find during warmer weather, my family and I tend to eat small, but healthier portions of food throughout the day instead of heavy meals. 

I made these Carrot Cottage Cheese Fritters, which are filling, healthy and perfect to have for snack, brunch, or as a side dish. We can serve them during barbecues or outdoor parties. These healthy fritters are easy to prepare, so we don’t have to spend too much time in the kitchen :) I used Nordica Gay Lea Cottage Cheese, which has a delicious and versatile taste. This high in protein and low in fat cottage cheese is gluten and nut free. I served the fritters with Gay Lea sour cream, which some family members liked while others like the fritters plain without the sour cream or yogurt.

To make these healthy, delicious Carrot and Cottage Cheese Fritters you will need...

2 cups of coarsely grated carrots
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp onion finely chopped
1 tsp grated garlic clove
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg lightly beaten
1/2 cup cottage cheese
2 tbsp parsley chopped
pepper and salt to taste
yogurt or sour cream to serve optional

Place the grated carrots with the 1/2 tsp salt in a colander and leave it aside for 20 minutes. Squeeze out the liquid as much as possible, discard the water or use it for another recipe. 

Heat a tbsp of oil, add the onion and garlic and cook until it is soft. Add the carrots and cook for a few minutes until it starts to change colour. Remove from heat and put in a bowl and let it cool slightly. Add flour, baking powder, egg, cottage cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and stir well.

Heat the remaining oil in a clean frying pan and over medium heat cook mounded tablespoons of the carrot mixture in batches for 3 to 4 minutes each side until deep golden in colour. Drain well on to a paper towel and serve immediately with optional sour cream or yogurt.

Giveaway:

If you are in Canada (this giveaway excludes Quebec) and would like to win 12 free Gay Lea product coupons (the coupons will expire in October 2014) before May 26th then enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter below. You can apply to similar giveaways across many blogs, but can only win on one blog.
Update: The winner is Silvia
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55 comments:

  1. I live in Newfoundland. I like the spreadable butter. We eat cottage cheese with fruit and I put in in Lasagna.
    Florence C

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  2. I'm in BC. My fave product right now is their whipping cream. We use cottage cheese for fruit salads and lasagna in the winter.

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  3. I live in Ontario, I love the salted butter. I use cottage cheese in Lasagna

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  4. I live in Ontario and love the sour cream and the brown sugar and cinnamon spread, and I like eating the cottage cheese right out of the container or use it for my lasagna

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  5. I am in Ontario. I like the Gay Lea sour cream. I normally use cottage cheese with pasta...either in lasagna or a dollop on top of pasta.

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  6. I'm in Ontario.
    I like Gay Lea butter.
    My favourite way to use cottage cheese is just to eat it plain.

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  7. I live in Ontario. I like the Gay Lea Sour Cream. I use the cottage cheese in lasagna.

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  8. Hi,I live in Newfoundland and we like to use the spreadable butter. We eat cottage cheese by putting it in Lasagna.

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  9. I live in NB and I love the brown sugar and cinnamon spread. I like eating cottage cheese out of the container.

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  10. I live in Saskatchewan. My favorite Gay Lea product is their salted butter. I use cottage cheese in lasagna and my husband eats it plain.

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  11. I live in NB. I really like the Gay Lea Cinnamon Butter. It's my favourite, and I only use cottage cheese in Lasagna. Not very adventurous.

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  12. I am from Manitoba and I love Gay Lea sour cream. I use cottage cheese plain, in pasta, in Kraft dinner too!

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  13. I live in Ontario - I love a lot of Gay Lea Products - the whipped cream is great!! We don't use a lot of cottage cheese, unless a recipe calls for it - like in lasagne.

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  14. I live in Ontario and my favorite product would be the butter. I eat my cottage cheese plain or with strawberries.

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  15. I live in Ontario, Canada and my favourite product is Gay Lea butter. I bake a lot and find that other butters don't give the same flavour as Gay Lea, which is especially important in things like shortbread.

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  16. I live in Nova Scotia. My favorite product is the Gay Lea Cinnamon Butter. I use cottage cheese in my lasagna
    thanks

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  17. I live in Newfoundland. My fav is the Gay Lea Whip Cream. I use cottage cheese in Lasagna!
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  18. I live in Ontario and we love whip cream in our house! I eat cottage cheese straight out of the container! :)

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  19. Ontario
    Gay Lea Butter
    I use cottage cheese as a snack for my kids

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  20. I live in Ontario and I love their sour cream! (Judy Cowan)

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  21. Ontario, love their sour cream! Use cottage cheese in lasagna! (Judy Cowan)

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  22. I live in manitoba and I am addicted to the brown sugar and cinnamon spread

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  23. I live in Ontario. I love Nordica cottage cheese and just bought a pack yesterday. I was looking for something new to try and your recipe looks perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I live in Ontario and I love Gay Lea's butter. I use cottage cheese when I make lasagna

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  25. I'm from Alberta and my favorite Gay Lea product is Butter! I use cottage cheese on green salads, in lasagna, with fresh tomatoes, in perogies and my son eats it straight out of the container!

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  26. I am in Ontario and love the Gay Lea Sour Cream. I eat cottage cheese plain straight out of the container!

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  27. I love in Ontario and love GayLea Sour Cream (their fat free is amazing and tastes great!). I use cottage cheese to make lasagna! (Suzi)

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  28. I live in Ontario. I use their butter daily. Cottage cheese is great in lasagna.
    (Debbie W)

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  29. I live in toronto, and I like cottage cheese with sliced bananas, my favorite is their sour cream (with pergoies)

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  30. I live in Nova Scotia. I haven't tried Gay Lea products yet. I like cottage cheese right out of the carton as a quick snack.

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  31. I live in ON, and my favourite Gay Lea product is their cottage cheese! I love eating it plain or with fruit.

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  32. Where in Canada do you live? Toronto
    What is your favourite Gay Lea product? Salted butter
    How do you use cottage cheese? I'm not a fan. i don't use it.

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  33. I live in Ottawa, I love Gay Lea butter and sour cream. I would use the cottage cheese in my lasagna!

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  34. Bailey Dexter I live in ON. I give cottage cheese to my grandkids, they loves it with fruit! But I always bake and use butter in everything!

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  35. I am in Ontario. We love Gay Lea Spreadables. I like to eat cottage cheese on its own.

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  36. I eat cottage cheese as it is.. my fav product is the Cinnamon Sugar spreadables!!! I live in Ontario.

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  37. I'm in Saskatchwan
    never used Gay Lea products
    I use cottage cheese in Lasagna and in Perogies

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  38. I live in Ontario. My fav Gay Lea product is their Sour Cream and I use Cottage Cheese in my Lasagna

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  39. I live in BC and we love Gay Lea spreadable Butter..we use cottage cheese in our lasagne

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  40. I'm in Ontario and I love the Gold Sour Cream

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  41. I'm in BC and I like the spreadable Gay Lea butter. I use cottage cheese in lasagna

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  42. made Taco dip for the fireworks party last night

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  43. I'm in ontario. I love their butter and i use cottage cheese in lasagna.

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  44. I live in BC and I like Gay Lea butter. I usually use cottage cheese in lasagna

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  45. BC, their butter, and I love eating cottage cheese plain or in seafood lasagna!

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  46. I'm in BC. I like a lot of Gay Lea products but my favourite is their whipped cream. I use cottage cheese in lasagna but most of the time we just eat it on it's own with some pepper ground onto it.

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  47. I'm from ON, I love their unsalted butter. I use cottage cheese in lasagna

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  48. I live in Ontario, my favourite Gay Lea product is the butter I too do a lot of baking. Cottage cheese is used with sliced peaches for breakfast or for a snack in the afternoon

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  49. BC and I use their spreadable butter. Cottage cheese is awesome with pickled beets.
    jan

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  50. I live in Ontario and my favourite is the unsalted butter.

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  51. I live in Ontario. My favorite product IS their cottage cheese. With regards to your recipe, I would never have thought of this and I have big bag of carrots starring at me in the fridge! Tonight is a dinner out for my mom's bday. Tomorrow, I will test this and serve at the next family gathering as an Hors d'oeuvre!

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  52. I live in Manitoba. My favourite product is the butter. I love cottage cheese straight up!

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  53. I'm in Ontario. I love Nordica Cottage Cheese most. I eat it with raspberry jam.

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  54. I live in Alberta and my favorite product is Gay Lea spread butter

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