I've been making good use of the last of the Courgettes from the outside plants before the chilly nights finally kills them off. As well as grating and chopping them for putting straight into the freezer ready for Winter soups and stews (no need to blanch) we have been eating them as we pick them.
The other day I whipped up some Courgette Fritters for our tea to have with some oven roasted tomatoes and lettuce, along with a dollop of yoghurt. It's really simple to do and you can play around with the ingredients and the amounts to use up whatever veggies you have in the fridge, the basic recipe comes from Sarah Wilson's 'I Quit Sugar' programme.
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Courgette and Haloumi Fritters
2 large courgettes, grated
a handful of fresh coriander, stems and leaves finely chopped
1/2 a cup of frozen peas
100g Haloumi Cheese
4 Spring Onions finely chopped
1/2 cup Plain Flour
salt and pepper
Heat some butter inn a medium frying pan and add the courgette, coriander stems and peas. Cook for 2-3 minutes then transfer to a large mixing bowl to allow to cool slightly.
Add all the other ingredients and combine well.
Using the same pan melt some coconut oil (or whatever you prefer to use) and cook tablespoonfuls of the mixture, about four at a time. Cook on each side until golden brown and drain on kitchen paper, keeping them warm until you have cooked all the mix.
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