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Millet Fritters with Spiced Red Wine Plum Sauce

Warm dishes with spices are coming back in style with the changing season. Millet Fritters with Spiced Red Wine Plum Sauce is a lovely way to start.

Plums in a ceramic bowl

Note how to cook millet: Combine 1 1/2 cup of well-rinsed uncooked millet with 3 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, decrease the heat, and simmer for about 25 minutes, until the millet is tender.

Millet Fritters with Spiced Red Wine Plum Sauce

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  • For the millet fritters:
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked millet, at room temperature
  • 3 medium eggs, beaten
  • 1 medium yellow or white onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • salt and freshly ground pepper 
  • For the red wine plum sauce:
  • 2 cups ripe plums, halved and stoned    
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



To make the plum sauce: Combine the plums, red wine, honey, and spices in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.


To make the millet fritters: In the large bowl combine all ingredients for the fritters and let it sit for about 15 minutes so grain and oat bran will absorb some of the moisture.


Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-low heat, spoon the mixture into 5-6 fritters, if they'll fit with some room between each, cook for about 7 minutes, until the buttons are browned. Carefully flip the fritters with a spatula and cook the second sides for 5 more minutes, or until golden.


Remove from the skillet and put on a warm plate while you cook the remaining fritters. The millet mixture keeps nicely in the refrigerator for a couple of days, you can cook fritters to order if you like.


Serve warm with spiced plum sauce and your favorite herb.

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  • Reply
    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    August 16, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Appetizing! Your fritters must taste wonderful. That is such a great idea.



  • Reply
    Eric Pepple
    August 16, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Those are stunning and sound delicious. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  • Reply
    La Table De Nana
    August 16, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    My plans were zucchini fritters this week thanks to a friend..
    You have just reinforced my fritter urge:)
    (Fitturge?:) )?

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    August 17, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Gorgeous fritters, Yelena! I've never had a chance to use millet before but if I can make these I'd love to test it out!

  • Reply
    August 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Hej świetny blog 🙂 zapraszam do mnie można obserwować 🙂

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