Recipe|| Cheesy Courgette Fritters

Last weekend on the way back from a fab gym session and swim, I stopped at the supermarket to pick up something for brunch. I was going to go with a lazy approach – I was going to have poached eggs on muffins/crumpets, or perhaps a bowl of porridge with peanut butter and fruit, which is something I regularly fall back on being a major porridge fan – but wandering around the supermarket I decided I’d shake things up.

Alex was away, meaning if I made a late brunch for myself I didn’t have to worry about it having vegetables in it, or even making up the majority of the dish. Score! So fancying some sort of pancake or fritter, I decided to give some courgette ones a go.

Cheesy Courgette Fritters Recipe

They’re pretty simple to prepare and cook, you almost can’t go wrong. The grated courgette and chopped onion adds texture to the fritters, making them different to pancakes – they’re not as fluffy and smooth, they’re more chunky and almost flaky. The addition of cheese to these ones, adds an extra depth and creamy flavour. They’re absolutely delicious. Served with a poached egg and some sriracha, they make the perfect late brunch treat. So here’s how to make them…

Ingredients (makes 6 fritters):

  • 1 courgette
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 medium egg
  • 100g plain flour
  • 50g feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp. grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 handful chopped parsley, plus extra for serving (got to make it look pretty!)

Method:

  1. Grate the courgette into a mixing bowl, place to the side.courgette-fritters-recipe-1
  2. Chop the red onion and add to the mixing bowl, along with the parmesan, flour, paprika, oregano and chopped parsley. Stir to mix the ingredients.
  3. Beat the egg in a separate glass and add to the courgette mixture. Combine well.Cheesy Courgette Fritters Recipe
  4. Chop the feta cheese into small pieces and mix into the courgette mixture. Use your hands to ensure the mixture is combined well, and squeeze the mixture together.
  5. In a frying pan, heat a little oil. Split the cheesy courgette mixture into 6. Take one part of the mixture at a time, and pop it in the frying pan, squashing the top down to form a pancake style shape and thickness. Repeat with the other 5 parts of the fritter mix.
  6. Fry the fritters on each side for roughly 4 minutes, until turning brown. Remove from the heat and serve as desired.

Ta da!

Cheesy Courgette Fritters Recipe Cheesy Courgette Fritters Recipe

Some like to serve courgette fritters on their own, at room temperature, but I enjoyed mine with a runny poached egg and a drizzle of sriracha.

How do you top your fritters?

Chloe xx

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