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Courgette Fritters

This recipe for Courgette Fritters comes from Diana Griffiths of Salamander Cookshop - www.salamandercookshop.com

Salamander has been one of Britain’s leading cookshops since 1993. Their philosophy is to bring you the best kitchen equipment – quality cookware, bakeware, knives, mills and other kitchen utensils and accessories – from around the world.

Courgettes are a great base for many seasonings, and in this case they work exceptionally well with mint, dill and feta cheese. You can of course use a different combination of strong flavoured herbs and cheese, but from many years of making the recipe below, it is a summer favourite eagerly awaited as the first courgettes grow in the garden. Serve it with a green salad, and maybe some grilled tomatoes with herb butter made with dill and mint on top.

Ingredients for Courgette Fritters

4 - 5 medium courgettes
1 tbsp olive oil
200gms feta cheese, crumbled
2 tsp fresh dill, finely chopped
1 tsp fresh mint, finely chopped
grated rind of half a lemon
Pepper
4 eggs, separated
40gms plain flour
Olive oil for frying

How to make Courgette Fritters

  • Chop the courgettes into 1 cm cubes and fry gently in a non-stick frying pan for about 8 minutes. Stir frequently and cook until they are just starting to turn golden, taste cooked, but are still holding their shape and are firm.
  • Put them in a large bowl and add the feta, herbs, lemon peel and freshly ground pepper (you probably won't need to add any salt to this recipe as the feta is salty).
  • Stir in the egg yokes and the flour to the courgette mixture.
  • Whisk the egg whites until stiff.
  • Stir in about a quarter of the egg whites into the courgette mixture to 'loosen' it and then gently fold in the rest with a spatula.
  • Heat a tablespoonful of olive oil in the non-stick frying pan turning down to medium before you add the batter.
  • Spoon one and a half tablespoonfuls of the mixture into the frying pan for each fritter.
  • Turn the fritters over when they are nice and brown, frying once on each side. They will be light, soft and slightly moist in the middle.
  • Serve hot.

Serves 12 x 8 cm fritters

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