Deep-Fried Courgette Fritters

Deep-Fried Courgette Fritters


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About this recipe: These fritters are absolutely delicious. They are crispy, crunchy and totally moreish. They are excellent appetisers for informal dinner parties or for general snacking.


Makes: 25 fritters

  • 6 eggs
  • 3 courgettes, grated
  • 1 courgette, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan) cheese
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 200g plain flour
  • 475ml vegetable oil for frying

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl with a wire whisk until smooth. Stir in the grated and diced courgettes, then season with salt, pepper, Parmigiano Reggiano and basil. Add the flour a little at a time, stirring between additions until no dry lumps remain.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan to 190 degrees C.
  3. Drop the batter into the hot oil by the spoonful a few at a time making sure not to overcrowd the oil. Cook until the fritters are golden brown on each side, about 4 minutes. Drain on a kitchen towel-lined plate before serving.

Cook's note

If the courgettes are a little wet, squeeze and pat dry with kitchen towels.

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