Veggie & Feta Baked Fritters - Wasted Recipe

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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 squash or courgette - 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.

Ingredients:  

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

Flour - we use gram flour to keep gluten down and increase protein levels, plain flour works too and self raising makes them pleasantly puffy.

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)

Salt

Optionals -

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

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

Instructions:

  1. Grate the veg (large holes), 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 feta, onion/ ferment, seasoning/ spices (if you are using) and eggs (if using)
  4. Mix together - clean hands work best, wooden spoon good too
  5. Add a cup of 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