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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27th Mar, 2011
Squeezed my courgettes until dry which helped but still had to use extra flour. Ended up with a fairly sticky dough but it cooked okay in a non-stick pan. Tasted a bit gluey probably due to extra flour. My one year old loved them though.
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27th Dec, 2010
I added an egg, but not too help it stick, for flavour. Without I found it tasted very floury. I made it to go with a mezze, it was lovely!
6th Nov, 2010
this method failed i felt that there was too much liquid in the mix ... the courgettes should be grated on to a tea towel and the excess squeezed out
25th Sep, 2010
I failed making this all though I put more flour in it. I just couldn't put them together as a round thing. Maybe I should try to put an egg in it next time. This is really unusual.
20th Aug, 2010
You must get as much juice out of the grated courgettes as possible. I usually grate them, leave them in a sieve, over a bowl,with some sort of weight on them, then just leave until the excess water has come out. You have to add plenty of flour and treat it like a dough. Also try adding chilli flakes and crushed nuts or pine kernals. Adds a slightly different texture. Serve with a sweet chilli dip
11th Aug, 2010
a bit disappointed. the recipe doesn't say that you're supposed to flour the courgette balls before frying... so i followed the recipe and ended up with a complete mess in the fying pan :( after that i used another pan, floured the rest of them and it worked out ok. However, there were a bit tastless...used some sweet &chilli sauce to flavor them...Next time i will use more ingredients though, to make them a bit more interesting!
4th Aug, 2010
Great recipe. I did not have any of the problems mentioned by others. I'd say make sure you coarse grate the courgette and really really squeeze out as much of water as you can from it before adding the other ingredients. Really get it into a dough-like substance (add more cheese/flour if too sticky). And once in the pan, don't move them/touch them until they are brown on the underside as they'll fall to bits. These are delicious and so simple. I was looking for a different courgette recipe to try as we are growing tons in the garden!
2nd Aug, 2010
These were awful and had to throw all the mush away. I tried different ways to cook these and each time they either just burnt, fell to pieces or just looked like cat sick. The recipe needs to be amended. DONT COOK THESE!
15th May, 2010
Tasted gorgeous, but unfortunately it was a wet sloppy mush on the plate rather than the beautiful fritters in the pic. I even tried to dry and draw out mousture from the courgettes before cooking as I could see what was going to happen. Big disappointment. Doesn't work as a recipe.
15th Apr, 2010
Very disappointed with this recipe. In fact I threw the whole mess in the bin! Too soggy and sloppy and impossible to cook. I may try it again and either chop courgette finely or try squeezing it to within an inch of its life beforehand!


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