Super Quick and Easy Feta and Courgette Fritters!
If you are a regular me and b reader, you will know that I am typically a useless cook. Part of the reason I started the blog in the first place was to try and get out of my comfort zone and cook! I’ve really enjoyed trying out new recipes and things that I’d never have dreamed of making before – such as these lemon cheesecakes. They were so good, I made them a second time too!
Recently I decided to try something with courgette. Courgette is a veggie I like but not on its own. A boiled courgette is just not appealing. Fry it up with garlic and onion and now you’re talking. So when I saw this recipe for courgette fritters with feta cheese in a book a picked up at a charity shop, I really wanted to try them out.
Only 4 Ingredients!
The fritters consisted of a few ingredients – courgette, egg, flour and feta. I grated the courgette and added the other ingredients to make a lumpy paste.
I then fried the mixture in a bit of olive oil. I used this handy egg shaper to keep the patties rounded. You don’t need to though to be honest. I was trying to be Pinteresty and all.
Squeeze out that Water!
As far as recipes go, this was pretty easy. One thing I didn’t do and which maybe I should have…was try and get the excess moisture out of the courgette. I just couldn’t be bothered and figured it would “fry dry”??! Ultimately my fritters were a bit mushy inside and I think this was the excess water. Or raw egg. No, it definitely wasn’t raw egg as I fried the fritters for longer than needed.
To serve, I just had a salad and some crusty bread. I also squeezed a little fresh lemon over the top of the fritters. Overall they were yummy and I’d definitely try them again. I’d just pat the courgette dry first :/ !
I cant say whether these were a hit or miss with the boy. He wasn’t one bit interested as it was a week night. He is at nursery most of the week and just isn’t overly hungry when he gets home. The hubby enjoyed them though, which in my eyes was a result as he typically isn’t a courgette fan.
Easy Ways to Get Some Veg!
I think it would be nice to try some alternatives to these too. You could add some grated carrot or pepper and sweetcorn. That would work pretty well. And any other cheese that isn’t too fatty – mozzarella, parmesan or halloumi could work I guess.
Do you have any tips for grating and frying veg? Do your kids like eating veg when it is cooked like this? Share with me in the comments below and don’t forget to pin the pics for later too 😉