Courgette fritters

Courgette fritters

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A good veggie main made up of just four ingredients - so what are you waiting for? Get grating those courgettes!

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
177
protein
9g
carbs
14g
fat
10g
saturates
3g
fibre
2g
sugar
3g
salt
0.38g

Ingredients

  • 2 medium courgettes, grated
  • 2 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 25g parmesan, finely grated
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 170g tub roasted red pepper houmous, to serve

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Method

  1. In a bowl, combine the grated courgette, flour and parmesan. Shape into walnut-size balls, then flatten.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add the oil. Fry the fritters for 2-3 mins on each side until golden brown. Serve straight away with red pepper houmous.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2007

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mizmoo's picture

I wish I'd have read this thread before cooking! Half way through I realised it wasn't working and checked out the comments. I squeezed the liquid out of the courgettes and added a bit more flour and some egg, they worked much better. They tasted great!

Shinkerbell's picture

Try another recipe. They aren't courgette fritters, they are courgette mulch! Rubbish!

zacksmummy's picture

You need to squeeze the water out of the courgettes once grated; that and a fairly hot pan ;)

zacksmummy's picture

These were quick, easy and gorgeous. You need the pan fairly hot and as others have said and squeeze the juice out of the courgettes. I had them with sweet chilli sauce too, tasty! My three year old loved them which is a bonus. A cheap, healthy and tasty lunch. Perfect.

jesshoward85's picture

Absolutely lovely the whole family loved them! Don't really know why so many people are having problems with this recipe mine were lovely and crisp, yes I probably did leave them in the pan a little longer than stated but they turned easily and were fab with sweet chilli sauce.

mamarazzi's picture

Very nice recipe, will do it again. My son, who hates courgettes, loved it. Because of reading the comments about the liquid problem, I decided to grate the courgette, added some salt and left it for a half hour in order to get the liquid out of the courgette. Afterwards I washed the salt off the courgettes in sieve and squeezed any extra liquid out. I did the batter and added the grated courgette and there was no problem with the liquid. They were delicious.

rayuela's picture

If the pan is very, very hot and fritters quite thin they don't fall apart. I also used tapioca flour instead of self-raising, and added one egg, it worked out perfectly! Didn't even dry the courgettes separately, just squeezed out the water with a fork before frying. Served with feta cheese and it was delicious :) I assume that frying it like an omelette and cutting in the plate would also work.

ellennestad's picture

The trick is to leave the mix for about half an hour before you try to fry them. That way the liquid has time to seep out of the courgettes and the flour soaks it up which makes it all bind together. If you try to cook them straight away I found they just 'fritter' apart (pardon the pun).

peter79's picture
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Was so looking forward to trying it, but this recipe is crap. I doesn't work. Everything fell apart. Wasted two nice courgettes (( Recipe must be deleted or amended !

lda09rlb's picture
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These were delicious! I did need a lot more flour and an egg though to make them bind and form properly. I also added some extra cheddar for more flavour. Made them for a couple of carnivore rugby girls who loved them! :D

beckyastley1977's picture
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Same as others it seems, was very watery and despite leaving them for longer in the pan than it says i ended up shovelling up a gooey mess. Did taste nice but just too wet to be 'fritter like' !

nommix's picture
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worked really well-- delicious x

fizzh89's picture
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I did these to go with Sunday lunch yesterday. The idea of doing something different with the courgettes was a last minute idea, and I didn't read any of the comments. I didn't have 2 whole courgettes, but the one and a half I had were quite big, so I used the full amount of flour and cheese. I too found that they were impossible to flip, they just collapsed. We decided to treat them like scrambled egg, so I put all the mixture in the frying pan, and kept it moving to ensure everything was cooked. We served it with a spoon, and everyone seemed to like it. The parmesan gave it a lovely flavour. I might well do this again, maybe I'll try it with an egg, or leave it to rest before cooking as others have suggested.

mrsjwood's picture
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I increased the cheese, added a chilli and loads of seasoning and the taste was okay, but they still didn't crisp up, so we're pretty sloppy. Don't think I'll make them again.

slateypie's picture

I was very wary after reading all the negative comments, but we found them very tasty. I made a few changes: drained the grated courgettes for 10 mins, added fresh and dried mint plus seasoning and left batter to stand for 5 mins, as already suggested. Delicious.

mrsangelatowers's picture

These don't work. You end up with fried slop.

brucewayne12's picture
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I'll join the "it didn't work" brigade. It just became a soggy, oily mess. Far too wet mixture. After two attempts, it stuck to the pan, didn't form solid fritters and it all ended up in the bin.

patsfat's picture

I am just going to try this recipe for the first time, but seeing all the comments above has put me off a bit - just a bit. I've followed the recipe and put in some basil, thyme and Tabasco sauce, made the patties and put them in the fridge for an hour until I fry them. I'll log back in to say how they have turned out.

lisbro's picture

I made these last night for my husband, 2 year old nd 9 month old
It was a big hit. I did add some salmolina flour (coarse) and a tiny bit of egg. Also somr left over peas. You just have to be quick, make them small and not worry about how they look! Very nice and simple

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