Courgette fritters

Courgette fritters

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins


Serves 4
Grate your courgette and add to a pancake batter then fry up these mini veggie patties with chilli dip

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal119
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 50g plain flour
  • 2 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 50ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 1 courgette, grated



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • sweet chilli sauce, to serve


  1. Tip flour into a bowl. Make a well in the centre, break in eggs, then gradually whisk together, adding milk, a little at a time, to make a smooth batter. Stir in courgette and season well. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add tablespoons of mixture to make fritters, and cook for 2-3 mins on each side until lightly golden. Serve with sweet chilli sauce.

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Comments (14)

gorgeous george's picture

V good recipe. I used rice flour instead of flour. And a pinch of garlic powder. It worked well for a vegetarian breakfast.

AbiGolding's picture

Excellent, My batter was too wet so added some coconut flour to thicken it up, i also added some grated cheese and a little chilli flakes

aimbo76's picture

Great base recipe, you will need to add more flavours. I added a softened onion and garlic, a pinch of dried chilli flakes and an extra courgette as I found the batter very wet (I did use smallish courgettes). You could add all sorts to this feta cheese (any cheese!), chopped prawns or peppers.
I am always looking for healthy short cuts. If you have a good quality non stick pan you do not need oil. They can be dry fried!

jadebartolf's picture

The recipe itself is quite bland; needs a little something extra in it. Would probably benefit from some cheese. A great idea to get greens into mealtimes, though.

emilyresmith's picture

Loved these. Made just as recipe suggested and they were lovely and light (made 8). Like the idea of the taste variations. Great to have hot or cold. Perfect for picnics.

The-Lottie-Plot-34's picture

This was really yummy and quick and easy to make. They came out light and fluffy and were really filling. I added 1 small onion softened, 1/2 tsp cumin powder , 1/2 tsp garam massala and 1/2 clove of crushed garlic for some extra flavour!

soanmi's picture

Delicious, I softened some onions and added garlic and some cumin, coriander and garam masala and added this to the mixture. Served with a cucumber riata and wraps. Lovely lunch

patriciaf's picture

Lovely - added some chopped mint and parsley and served with an olive and sun dried tomato cheese grated. I will make again and I am going to try with some Indian spices to flavour and serve with hummus.

looney's picture

Rated as 4 because the recipe itself is bland. Great base to invent something new from though. Love the idea of adding feta. I personally would also make 8 small fritters rather than 4 larger ones as they can be a bit stodgy in the middle.

mammoth's picture

Courgette Patties: Grate a large courgette. Get rid of excess moisture by adding 1.5 tsp of salt to grated courgettes and squeezing hard in your hands over a colander with a bowl underneath. You'll be amazed how much liquid comes out. Mix a beaten egg with 50g flour and then add the courgette. Add flavour with lemon/lime zest, freshly ground black pepper, 2 cloves of garlic (minced) and plenty of chopped fresh coriander or parsley. Form into small patties. Fry in olive oil - about 4 minutes either side or until browned. They will be moist and flavoursome. Serve with fresh salad leaves, wedges of lemon or lime and homemade salsa.

monica291169's picture

These are just lovely! Put some feta cheese as well in them and it makes the perfect, easy snack

emilycraig14's picture

i hate courgette's but love this its weird :I

katmckee's picture

These are yummy. They need plenty of seasoning if served on their own. Alternatively they make a great mid-week veggie tea if served with grilled halloumi and a nice salad.

Questions (2)

Sonalsumit's picture

Hi everyone,
How can i replace egg with something else because i am allergic to egg. Thx!

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi, thanks for getting in touch. We haven't tested this recipe using egg alternatives so cannot guarantee perfect results but you could try using 1 tablespoon of vegan mayonnaise in place of each egg. Alternatively for each egg you could try 1 tablespoon of linseeds which have been soaked in 3 tablespoons of water for 5-10 mins then blended in a small food processor until frothy. Let us know how you get on. 

Tips (2)

The-Lottie-Plot-34's picture

For extra flavour just add
1 small onion diced and softened
1/2 garlic clove crushed
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp garam masala

mammoth's picture

Tried these today using spelt flour and rice milk. If you do the same, consider adding a little extra flour to avoid a thin batter. Also, since spelt flour is not so glutenous, make smaller fritters, using a dessertspoon as a guide. As the fritter begins to form in the pan, do flatten them out if they seem a bit thick or they will not cook on the inside. A medium heat seems about right, similar for cooking pancakes. These are a nice way of using up courgettes when you grow your own. I wonder if some minced garlic or grated onion in the mix could give it a bit more 'bite'.