Courgette fritters

Courgette fritters

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(86 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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21st Sep, 2014
Tried every tip below but still ended up with a soggy mess! Tasted great though!
18th Apr, 2014
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!
1st Feb, 2014
Try another recipe. They aren't courgette fritters, they are courgette mulch! Rubbish!
4th Mar, 2014
You need to squeeze the water out of the courgettes once grated; that and a fairly hot pan ;)
19th Oct, 2013
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.
18th Sep, 2013
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.
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18th Jul, 2013
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.
10th Jul, 2013
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.
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).
13th Mar, 2013
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 !


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