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Courgette and feta fritters

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Vegetarian mains

Courgette and feta fritters

Main Serves 4 35 min
These courgette and feta fritters are a snack, a starter or a light meal if eaten with a poached or fried egg. They're good with salsa, if you have ripe tomatoes around, or stir a little lemon juice, a mince of salt and finely minced garlic into sour cream or Greek yoghurt for a tangy topping.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 courgettes (about 600g), coarsely grated
  • 100g self raising flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 150g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, mint or coriander, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • oil for frying e.g. vegetable (or sunflower)

Method

Prep time: 20 min
Cooking time: 15 min
  • Step 1

    To make the fritters, put the grated courgette in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with salt. Leave for 10 minutes. Drain off any liquid that has accumulated, then place the courgettes on a clean tea towel and squeeze out as much liquid as you can.
  • Step 2

    Put the courgette back in the bowl, add the flour and eggs and mix well. Now add the spring onions, feta, garlic, herbs, chilli if using and seasoning (go easy on the salt as you have already salted the courgettes) and mix once more. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
  • Step 3

    Carefully drop spoonfuls of batter into the oil, using about 2 tablespoons batter for each fritter and patting them down so they flatten slightly in the pan. Fry gently until golden brown on both sides. Drain on kitchen paper and keep warm until all the fritters are ready.

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