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Spiced Courgette Fritters

Courgette Fritters

When a friend kindly left me a multitude of courgettes on my doorstep the other day, I was delighted. Not only were they freshly picked, but were small, multi-coloured and pretty. My friend was equally delighted, she can’t give them away fast enough. Any number of recipes have been developed to make the most of this seasonal abundance. When I consulted Twitter, the oracle spoke: courgette fritters it was.

Courgettes

As I may have mentioned already, we are really behind with the plot this year and didn’t manage to plant as much as we hoped. What we did plant was very late. So although we have courgettes coming (I hope), they aren’t going to be ready for picking any time soon. I’ve had plenty of courgette gluts in the past and many of them end up as soup – they do make a very tasty soup. I have also made any number of courgette bakes. Fritters are another excellent standby and can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner depending on mood. This time we had them for breakfast, with enough left over for supper. They reheat in the oven quite effectively. We ate ours with some plain yoghurt dolloped on top.

Spicy Courgette Fritters
Yields 8
Fritters packed full of flavour and nutrients. Crisp on the outside and soft in the middle, they are great served warm for breakfast, brunch, lunch or supper. Nice served with minted or just plain yoghurt.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 smallish courgettes - grated
  2. 2 spring onions - sliced
  3. 1 clove garlic - finely chopped
  4. small bunch parsley - chopped
  5. 1 large egg (I used a duck egg)
  6. 2 tbsp wholemeal spelt flour
  7. 1/2 tsp baharat (or other Middle Eastern spice mix of choice)
  8. pinch salt
  9. 2 tbsp sunflower oil
Instructions
  1. Beat the egg with the flour, salt and seasoning in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients,
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and dollop tablespoonfuls of the mixture into rough rounds in the pan.
  4. Fry over a low to medium heat for about 4 minutes when they should be crisp and golden. Flip over and fry for a further 3-4 minutes on the other side.
  5. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Notes
  1. Any leftover fritters can be kept covered in the fridge and reheated in the oven the next day.
Tin and Thyme http://tinandthyme.uk/
Simply EggcellentEggs for breakfast was Dom’s dictate for this month’s Simply Eggcellent, so he’s getting these Spicy Courgette Fritters over at Belleau Kitchen.

 

 

Breakfast Club LogoIt’s been a long time since I participated in Breakfast Club, but these fritters give me the perfect opportunity. Now hosted by Andrea at Made with Pink and Sarah over at Maison Cupcake.

 

 

Simple and in Season LogoThese also go to Ren Behan for Simple and in Season – courgettes are in full flow now.

Other courgette recipes to help use up your glut (if you are lucky enough to have one):

Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    Dom
    27th July 2015

    oh wow these look so good. I do adore a courgette and how lucky to be left such a wonderful gift from neighbours. I have a wonderful recipe for a fried courgette and tomato layered lasagne type thing on my blog which you could try, it’s such a summery dish! I think I need to go and have breakfast now before I pass out! Thanks for linking to Simply Eggcellent x

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    Camilla
    27th July 2015

    Oh wow, these fritter look so darn good, I’m literally drooling over your pics Choclette:-) Thanks for linking to my Courgette Soup:-)

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    Diana
    27th July 2015

    I love courgette and veggie fritters! Really need to make some today or tomorrow šŸ™‚ And I also love Bharat this is what we mainly use in Jordan (we add it to chicken, meat, rice and vegetables)

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      Choclette
      28th July 2015

      Ah that’s interesting Diana. I didn’t know it was a Jordanian spice mix – it’s a very good one šŸ™‚

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    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    27th July 2015

    We love courgette fritters (there is actually a recipe for it in my book), and it’s a great way to use up the abundance of courgettes around at the moment.

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      Choclette
      28th July 2015

      Ah, great minds Dannii šŸ˜‰ They are very good and I’m looking forward to making some more when our courgettes finally start producing.

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      Choclette
      28th July 2015

      Oh for our own courgette glut Emma. Not sure how many (if any) we’ll get this year.

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    nazima
    27th July 2015

    I love courgettes and made some fritters like this with last years haul. This years lot was ruined whilst we were on holidays but I still plan something similar as I do love this veg. Yours look v tasty!

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      Choclette
      28th July 2015

      Oh no Nazima. Did they die or grow into marrows? I shall be heading over to you to see your recipe šŸ™‚

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    nadia
    28th July 2015

    Those courgettes are so pretty! I’ve never seen a yellow courgette. One of the down sides of living in a city centre is that our supermarkets are tiny and we get no variation at all (boo!) The fritters look so delicious Choclette šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      30th July 2015

      Where are you Nadia? Don’t you get farmer’s market’s? We used to grow yellow courgettes a lot as they were my favourite, but these days I prefer the Italian green and white stripy ones.

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      Choclette
      30th July 2015

      I bet you’ll come up with some splendid courgette fritters Angie. I made some large ones for supper recently using chickpea flour.

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    Kate - gluten free alchemist
    28th July 2015

    We are swamped with garden courgettes right now, but I have been too busy to do anything exciting with them! We have even grown round ones! These fritters look so good, especially with the extra spice thrown in.

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      Choclette
      30th July 2015

      I sowed a couple of round ones, first time ever, only once came up but as we are rather behind, only time will tell if we get anything from it. What have you been doing with all your courgettes?

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    Annie
    29th July 2015

    These fritters sound delicious. I wish I had a neighbour that just gave away ingredients like this!

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      Choclette
      29th July 2015

      Ah yes thank you Annie. I felt very lucky. Sounds like you need to get friendly with your local allotmenteers šŸ˜‰

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    Emma Everleigh
    11th August 2015

    These sound great! I’ve only recently turned vegetarian, so looking for lots of new recipes to try out. šŸ™‚ xxx

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      Choclette
      11th August 2015

      Well I can highly recommend these fritters Emma. I’ve only recently changed my blog over from being a vegetarian one, so although I have some savoury vegetarian recipes on here, I will soon have a lot more.

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    Mayuri Patel
    15th August 2015

    Courgettes look so pretty. I love them. Fritters look so tempting. May just serve them with baked beans tomorrow as a light dinner option. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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      Choclette
      16th August 2015

      Thanks Mayuri, what a great idea to have these with baked beans – yum.

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    Anne Murphy
    16th August 2015

    I love fritters… Here in the city, though, while I do get the full variety at farmers’ markets, I don’t have any glut – I envy you that! They are so versatile…

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      Choclette
      16th August 2015

      Ours are so late this year, I’m not sure we’ll get a glut, but I’d certainly prefer to have one than not šŸ˜‰

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    Fareeha
    16th August 2015

    sounds like an amazing fritters recipe.. my kids are totally fond of it.. looking fwd to seeing their reaction

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      Choclette
      16th August 2015

      Making fritters has got to be one of the easier ways of getting veg into kids I reckon Fareeha.

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    Brian Jones
    16th August 2015

    I’ve never really been a fan of courgettes in any thing other than fritters, these look delicious.

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      Choclette
      16th August 2015

      I’ve heard a few people saying they’re not that keen on courgettes. They might not be the tastiest veg around, but they produce so brilliantly well and always make me think of summer.

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    Byron Thomas
    16th August 2015

    I was just about to pass right by this recipe because in Canada, we refer to courgettes as zucchini, and I just assumed that this recipe was about courgette flowers, which are so difficult to find here! But, I’m glad I stopped by and read the post. Sounds wonderfully delicious! I love the addition of the baharat; I would have never thought of that.

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      Choclette
      16th August 2015

      I’m glad you stopped by Byron. I know they use the Italian word for courgettes in North America. I’m not quite sure why we use a completely different word. It can be confusing.

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    Janie
    27th November 2015

    Oooh, these look fab. I haven’t grown courgettes for the past couple of years as I run out of steam with them VERY quickly, may just give them a go next year again thanks to this recipe šŸ˜‰
    Janie x

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      Choclette
      28th November 2015

      Oh I love courgettes Janie, but I know what you mean. The word glut must have been made up just for these very prolific squash.

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