Thursday, 5 July 2012

Courgettes coming out of our Ears!!

What do you do when you are sinking under a sea of courgettes and you've already made all the usual things courgette orientated??

Why not try Courgette Fritters!

We adapted a recipe from a book fellow-blogger, Jean, gave us. I say 'adapted' because we didn't have all the correct ingredients to follow the recipe exactly. In fact, we had very few of the proper ingredients!

Here's our version of Courgette and Feta Fritters..


2 courgettes
100g Feta cheese
2 spring onions or shallots
2 tablespoons of chopped mint
2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons of flour (I used rice flour)
Black pepper and salt to season
Oil for frying

What to do:

Grate the courgettes and sprinkle liberally with salt. Leave for 30 minutes to drain.
Squeeze out as much excess liquid as possible and place the grated courgette in a large bowl.
Finely chop the spring onions or shallots and add these to the courgettes.
Crumble the Feta cheese into the mixture along with the herbs, egg yolk, flour and seasoning. 
Mix well and, with floured hands, form the mixture into small 'cakes' or fritters.

Gently shallow fry the fritters in oil until golden and cooked through (about 10 minutes) and serve with salad.

They were absolutely delicious and by using rice flour (or corn flour) they were gluten free; always a bonus!


Susan said...

No courgettes here :-( The snails got all my seedlings.

Diane said...

I only have flowers!!! When I have a glut I pickle and then we have them all year round. Diane

Pollygarter said...

Something tells me that Chévre could be substituted for the Feta for a more 'locavore' dish!
Have you come across the book "What shall I do withy all these Courgettes"?

Colin and Elizabeth said...

That's a good idea for the more local flavour and No, we've not come across that one! Rather wish we didn't need it at the moment!!

Jean said...

Lucky you !!
The weather was so cold earlier in the year that my courgette seeds didn't germinate, even in the greenhouse, so we have none at all. Which is just as well because they would be floating in mud along with everything else in our garden. This has to be the worst spring and summer I remember for an awfully long time.

Jean said...

I forgot to add that I suppose we should be grateful that the hosepipe ban we were promised never materialised !!

The Broad said...

Thank you for this recipe. It has my mouth watering and I'm about to print it off and use it soon.