Courgette Fritters

Courgette Fritters

Categories: Sides & Salads

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 15 mins + salting Cooking time: 5 mins

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Ingredients

  • 450g small to medium courgettes
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 heaped tbsp plain flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 1 lemon, zest finely grated
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp thyme, mint or chives or finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 2 tbsp of Filippo Berio Classico Olive Oil for frying

Method

  1. Coarsely grate the courgettes and place in a colander with the salt. Place the colander over a bowl and leave to drain for about an hour. This step is important to remove the excess moisture from the courgettes so they are not watery.
  2. After an hour place the courgettes in the centre of a clean towel and wring out as much excess water as possible, the courgettes should be quite dry.
  3. Sift the flour into a bowl and whisk in the egg until smooth. Add the courgettes, remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Heat a large frying pan with a couple of tablespoons of Filippo Berio Classico Olive Oil. When the oil is hot take a heaped tablespoon of the mixture and drop it into the pan, flattening it out slightly with the back of the spoon. Leave to cook for a couple of minutes until the fritter is brown on the bottom then flip over and cook for another couple of minutes.
  5. Place the fritters on a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain off any excess Filippo Berio Classico Olive Oil then serve.

Cooks tips

Serve with Tzatziki or hummus dip.

Cook with:

Classico Olive Oil

This versatile all-purpose Olive Oil is excellent for sautéing, grilling and roasting or as a base for sauces. It's ideal with everything from meat and poultry to your favourite vegetables.

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