Courgette fritters

Courgette fritters

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(83 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


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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  • 2 medium courgettes, grated



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

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



    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


    hoom-iss, hum-iss

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


  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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Carrie Oakley's picture
Carrie Oakley
18th Apr, 2020
Not quite sure what people are moaning about....Its a really good recipie and works brilliantly! I cooked for longer than they suggest and went nice and crispy :) Great with chilli and mayo dip! I didn't use parmesan but Monterey jack cheddar and some oak smoked cheese. Yummy flavour and great consistency! Will definitely make again!
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Amanda Roberts
2nd Apr, 2020
Absolutely useless recipe that is a waste of good ingredients: the fritters have zero integrity and produce an oily, sticky mess of gloop which simply makes a mess of your pan if you attempt to get it anywhere near cooked, let alone crispy on the outside
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10th May, 2020
I had the same experience. Won't be trying this one again.
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Carrie Oakley
18th Apr, 2020
Try cooking for longer next time...I made it and was crispy and held its shape
4th Mar, 2020
Courgette went very soggy and it has become more like flabber than fritter!!
20th Feb, 2020
Don't waste your time or courgettes on this! I hate eating food but I couldn't stomach more than half of one.
2nd Aug, 2018
This was pretty tasty however I recommend trying to shed moisture from the courgettes before adding the flour etc.. especially if you have picked the veg 5 mins ago! A little cracked pepper in the mix works well. Don't be alarmed if they are a little sloppy, that's the cheese (I used cheddar for more oompf)
20th Jun, 2018
You should not list this as vegetarian if it contains Parmesan Cheese which always contains calves rennet!
19th Jul, 2017
I have made these several times. Most recently with a grated courgette, grated carrot and some cheddar. I do use twice the amount of flour and add 1/4 tsp ground cumin. I use 2 teaspoons to put the mixture in a frying pan. These do go slightly crispy on the outside but are soft in the middle. Going to try feta next time. Lovely with sweet chilli sauce!
9th Jun, 2017
Ended up with a sloppy mess. Absolutely impossible to shape into anything resembling a walnut so I threw the whole lot in a frying pan and made courgette bread essentially. Luckily I had done a creamy mustard sauce and tenderloin pork which went on top. Courgette bread served as a good base. Use gram flour instead. Gives it a less bready taste. Next time I'll drain the courgette after grating and see how that goes. My life as a courgette. :)


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Gill Gabel
28th Jul, 2018
It's best after grating the courgettes to squeeze them between 2 plates - hold the plates vertically over a bowl and press the plates hard together. (put the juice on plants afterwards). Also add some chopped up fresh mint as courgette recioes can taste bland.
9th Jun, 2018
I put in an extra tbs of cornstarch and a small egg as I didn't have any cheese at home. Absolutely delicious. So simple and quick too. Perfect for my little toddler. Don't need to salt the courgette if it's fresh, but worth draining the excess liquid if it's been stored in a fridge.
13th Feb, 2017
I would add an egg next time! Was surprised these didn't have egg in to bind, and they didn't hold together well at all :(
5th Aug, 2015
grate then squeeze juice out add cheese and chopped onion , egg and plain flour salt and pepper cook in a panini sandwich press . perfect every time so tasty .
11th Aug, 2014
If the courgettes are large, they may be watery. If so then squeeze the juice out by putting the courgette in a tea towel and squeezing.
9th Jun, 2017
I wish I had read this before trying to form a walnut out of my courgette slop! Top tip Natalie Irons.
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