Courgette and spring onion fritters

    30 min

    Crispy pan-fried courgette and spring onion fritters are a bit like savoury pancakes. They make an easy side dish or summer starter. Serve with a dollop of soured cream and some chopped chives.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 225g grated courgettes
    • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
    • 2 tablespoons chopped spring onions
    • 60g plain flour
    • 20g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 pinch dried oregano
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, or as needed

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Blot grated courgette with kitchen paper to remove moisture. Stir courgette, eggs and spring onion in a large bowl. Mix flour, Parmesan cheese, baking powder, salt and oregano in a separate bowl; stir mixture into courgette until batter is just moistened.
    2. Heat vegetable oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Drop rounded spoonfuls of the batter into hot oil; pan fry until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain pancakes on kitchen paper.

    Parmesan cheese

    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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    Added some chopped mushroom to the mix. Really tasty 😋  -  10 Aug 2017


    Soo good! I added a pinch of pepper and used a grated sweet onion, then put on the grill like a regular pancake. It only made 6 regular size pancakes so it left us wishing we had more!  -  10 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    DELICIOUS! I squeezed my zucchini dry instead of using the paper towels and added some garlic powder and black pepper to the mix. Also, I ised vidalia onion instead of green b/c that's what I had on hand. These came out great! Will def be making these again! Thanks for sharing.  -  25 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)