Courgette, Herb & Goat’s Cheese Fritters

I had one more #foodloversfresh ingredient haul up my sleeve, so I picked out a few of my favourite everyday fresh ingredients from my local Food Lover's Market and cooked up some Courgette, Herb & Goats Cheese Fritters. These guys are so moreish simply served with fresh lemon wedges and some sweet chilli sauce or creamy mayo.  I make these often on our Meat-free days served with salad and mixed seeds. Also, a delicious addition to the lunchbox or picnic as they are rather delish cold too! Such a simple recipe to prepare alongside a few pantry ingredients [cake flour, cornflour and baking powder, plus 2 eggs and seasoning of course].  The most important part of this recipe [that I can't stress enough] is to salt the grated courgettes, allow to stand for 10 minutes on a paper towel or in a colander to draw out excess water. Thereafter, give the courgettes a good squeeze to get as much liquid out as possible. This process prevents soggy fritters. Okay?  Other than that, you are good to go!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Snack
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g courgettes or baby marrows 6-8 large ones, coarsely grated
  • 4 spring onions finely chopped
  • 100 g creamy goat’s cheese or chevin crumbled
  • 50 g feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/3 c (80 ml) Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • ¼ c (60 ml) mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 T (30 ml) finely chopped fresh dill
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • ¼ c (60 ml) cake flour
  • 2 T (30 ml) cornflour
  • ½ t (2.5 ml) baking powder
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • Freshly milled salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for shallow frying

To serve:

  • Fresh lemon wedges
  • Sweet chilli sauce or creamy mayonnaise

Instructions
 

  • Spread the grated courgettes on a dry tea towel and sprinkle with a bit of salt and allow to stand for 10 minutes to draw out excess moisture. Gently pat to get the courgettes as dry as possible.
  • Place the crumbled cheese, grated courgettes, spring onion, herbs, zest, flours and baking powder in a medium bowl and gently give it a mix.
  • Add the eggs and mix until well combined. Season well with salt and pepper. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.
  • Fill a large frying pan 2 cm deep with vegetable oil. Heat.
  • Drop heaped tablespoonfuls of batter into the moderately hot oil and flatten them into patties.
  • Fry over moderate heat for +- 3 minutes per side or until golden. Drain on paper towel.
  • Serve with lemon wedges, sweet chilli sauce or creamy mayonnaise.

Notes

For the low carb peeps, replace cake flour and cornflour with 30 ml psyllium husks. I do this from time to time and it works perfectly!  😉
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