Carrot fritters are a homemade flat preparation of round or elliptical shape, which is made with wheat flour, egg, water, its main ingredient is grated carrot and can be combined with shredded chicken, cheese, tuna, pumpkin, salt, pepper, fragrant herbs such as cilantro and other spices.
They can be cooked in a frying pan using a quantity of oil to taste or grilled, all these ways of preparing them change their texture. Their diameter varies between 5 and 12 centimeters.
In Honduran, Venezuelan, Chilean, Guatemalan, Peruvian, Costa Rican, Mexican and Uruguayan cuisines, tortitas are prepared both sweet and savory.
In Spain they are spongy and have a small circumference although they are thick. They are accompanied with jams, cream and syrups of different flavors.
They are usually eaten for breakfast or snack and also as a dessert although it is remarkable to see them as a simple craving.
In Venezuela they are known as tortitas and can be sweet or savory. They are very popular and are usually eaten at dinner, although they are also eaten at lunchtime.