Veggie & Feta Baked Fritters - Wasted Recipe

Veggie & Feta Baked Fritters - Wasted Recipe

If you haven't tried veggie fritters you haven't lived.  If you have suddenly found yourself with a glut of veg - squash or courgette - have a couple of tins of sweetcorn and looking for inspiration, or just don't know what to do with the stuff in your veg box then this recipe is for you! And it is REALLY simple.

Enough for four/ five as a starter/ 2/3 as a main.


Courgettes/ Squash/ Carrot/ Sweetcorn - equivalent of two or three regular size courgettes or two drained tins of sweetcorn. You could also add diced onion/ chopped spring onion/ herbs/ fermented cabbage or sauerkraut (gives it a nice 'bite' and a bit of zing).

Flour - we use gram flour which is made with chickpeas to keep gluten down and increase protein levels, plain flour works too and self raising makes them pleasantly puffy.  Amount will vary, see below.  Usually 3 or four tbsp.

Eggs - two medium (you can just miss out the eggs and add a bit of water and extra flour - gram works best if you are making without eggs)


Other additions

Feta, crumbled - I would use half a pack to but it can take more.

Seasoning - salt, pepper, chilli flakes, cumin, nigella seed

Thai style are great with coriander in...


  1. Grate (large holes) or whizz (sweetcorn) the veg, sprinkle with a bit of salt.
  2. If you are going to bake them pre-heat oven to 170.  Prep baking sheet with baking paper/ foil and grease it lightly (important).
  3. Put veg in a mixing bowl, add any flavour additions and eggs (if using)
  4. Mix together - clean hands work best, wooden spoon's good too
  5. Add flour and water if you need it (that's a definite if you aren't using eggs) and mix in.  If you are frying then you want a loose, scrambled egg like batter.  If you are baking you want something that will hold together. Try forming a fritter like shape and if it sticks together you're good to go.  If it's not quite there add a bit more flour.  I find each batch varies slightly as to how much flour it needs.
  6. To bake your fritters form fritter size balls with your hands put on baking tray and press down lightly to form fritter shapes.
  7. Pop into oven and bake for 12 minutes.  Check and turn and bake for another 10 minutes until they are nicely browned.
  8. To fry your fritters heat some oil in your frying pan and spoon fritters in.  Once they're cooked on one side turn and cook on other.
  9. Serve with slaw/ beans/ dipping sauce and be very pleased with yourself.


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  • Katy Newton