Courgette fritters and chopped tomatoes on a plate

Baked courgette fritters

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(25 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins Ready in 30 mins


Serves 4

A couple of courgettes, a grater, and you're well on the way to creating a moreish veggie main or brunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal289
  • fat11g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre4g
  • protein15g
  • salt0.52g
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  • 140g plain flour
  • 2 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 175ml milk



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  • 50g strong cheddar, crumbled



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • small bunch chives, sniped
  • 2 courgettes, grated



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

  • 1 tsp olive oil
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  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Tip the flour into a bowl, season, then gradually stir in the eggs and milk until you have a smooth batter. Stir in the cheese and half the chives.

  2. In a dry non-stick frying pan, cook courgette over a high heat, stirring for 3-4 mins until just soft. Tip onto kitchen paper and squeeze dry, then stir into the batter.

  3. Oil the pan, then drop in small ladlefuls of batter, cooking for a couple of mins on each side until golden. Continue until you have 12 fritters, then transfer to a baking tray and finish in the oven for 8 mins.

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24th Sep, 2012
These are so good! I'd been wanting to make these for ages since my friend made s beautiful batch of them at a barbeque, and this recipe did not disappoint! I used a egg to bind the mixture together, probably a bit more flour than the recipe said and added mature cheddar as well as the parmesan. I served it with a chickpea & spinach side dish and a salad and it was gorgeous!
14th Sep, 2012
Really tasty and loved the texture will definitely be having these again.. Didn't think they went very well with the salad though. Think I might try it with poached or fried egg next time.
27th Dec, 2011
These were brilliant. We added around 50% more courgette like some of the other reviewers, which I'd definitely advise as they could be a bit greasy without the extra veg. Next time I might look at giving them a more distinctive flavour - maybe garlic, paprika or chilli flakes.
27th Jul, 2011
After reading the comments, I added an extra courgette and then a red onion and a little garlic. We had them as part of a Sunday morning brunch and they went down a storm.
22nd Sep, 2010
Too much egg for me, so the second time I halved the batter mixture and felt the proportions were much better. Served with tomatoes, green salad and sweet chili sauce. Planning to add some sweetcorn next time.
3rd Jul, 2010
I seem to be in a minority here, but didn't rate these at all - we could barely taste the courgette, and for me the pancake taste/texture wasn't good with salad. Perhaps as part of brunch with bacon? Not for me though, would have preferred the salad with some griddled courgettes, followed by lemon pancakes.
9th Aug, 2009
Loved it. So easy and quick with plenty of variations possible.
5th Jan, 2009
Made these for my little 2 year old granddaughter for her lunch last week, but instead of using milk, I used chicken stock. She ate 6! I then tried it out with steamed mashed pumpkin, using less chicken stock & 1 egg only & the rest of the ingredients. I'm not sure the recipe has changed in form, but all I know is that my granddaughter loved them. The recipe is easy & ideal for toddlers. I would rate it with 41/2 stars.
9th Nov, 2008
good veggie meal, tasted like courgette pancakes - and who doesn't like pancakes! i think i will be adding a third courgette next time, would like a stronger flavor.
3rd Nov, 2008
Yummy! BF claimed he "could eat this all day" and scoffed the lot! Simple and tasty. I served with a spinach, cherry tomato, feta and red onion salad. Didn't like the idea of squeezing the courgettes dry so put them in a sieve and got rid of excess liquid that way.


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