Courgette fritters

Courgette fritters

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(64 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

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

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal177
  • fat10g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.38g
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium courgettes, grated
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

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

  • 2 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 25g parmesan, finely grated
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 170g tub roasted red pepper hummus, to serve
    Hummus in a pot

    Hummus

    hoom-iss, hum-iss

    Hummus or houmous is a staple of Middle Eastern diets. It's a purée of cooked chickpeas,…

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 hummus.

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ellennestad
22nd May, 2013
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
13th Mar, 2013
1.05
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
27th Jan, 2013
4.05
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
louise_a1977
28th Oct, 2012
2.05
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
16th Jul, 2012
5.05
worked really well-- delicious x
FizzH89
16th Jul, 2012
3.05
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
10th May, 2012
3.05
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
3rd Apr, 2012
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
22nd Jan, 2012
These don't work. You end up with fried slop.
brucewayne12
16th Sep, 2011
1.05
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.

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