Recipe: Courgette, Mint and Lemon Fritters

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So these Courgette, Mint and Lemon Fritters were an accidental winner.

Honestly, I didn’t think for a second they’d turn out as well as they did. I think because I made some sweet potato ones at the beginning of the year and they were really dry and I definitely wasn’t looking forward to the leftovers the next day.

But THESE BABIES are a different story.

I ate them for dinner, I ate them for breakfast and I had them as a snack. LOL, probably a bit excessive. Obviously I wouldn’t recommend eating your body weight in these things but it’s a testament to how good they are.

I didn’t ‘blog it’ when I made the initial batch for dinner but from the amount of recipe requests I got on Instagram (in response to my story), I used the leftover mix and took photos whilst doing a breakfast variation.

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Recipe: Courgette, Mint and Lemon Fritters

These Courgette, Mint and Lemon Fritters can go with whatever you fancy, be it roast veggies, eggs, salad or chips.

They take 5 minutes to prepare and 10-12 minutes to cook.

Wondering what to cook for your friends at the weekend? Sorted.

A Courgette, Mint and Lemon Fritters recipe…

Ingredients:

  • 3 full courgettes
  • 1 lemon (whole thing)
  • 1 packet / large handful of fresh mint
  • 1 egg
  • Flour (whichever type you like, I used Rice Flour for these)
  • Olive oil

Toppings and sides:

These ingredients will very depending on how you want to serve the fritters.

I served my dinner variation with:

  • a base of quinoa
  • smashed avocado on top
  • cottage cheese / hummus on top
  • squeezed lemon and pepper on top
  • mixed salad on the side

I served my breakfast variation with:

  • smashed avocado, tomatoes and lemon juice on top
  • cottage cheese on top
  • fried egg on the side

It’s completely up to you – get creative!

Ingredients for Courgette, Mint and Lemon Fritters
  • Recipe: Courgette, Mint and Lemon Fritters
  • Recipe: Courgette, Mint and Lemon Fritters

How to bake the Courgette, Mint and Lemon Fritters:

1. Either blitz in a food processor or grate the courgette into small pieces.

2. Grate the lemon zest and finely chop up the mint leaves.

3. Whisk the egg in a big bowl and then add the lemon zest, mint, courgette.

4. Start adding in Rice flour until the mixture isn’t soggy and starts holding its own. I can’t remember what I used but I think probably around 100g. Add until you feel like it’s not soggy but obviously not dry and flakey.

Recipe: Courgette, Mint and Lemon Fritters

5. Once you’re happy with the texture of the mix (see what mine looked like above), heat some oil in a pan ready to cook the fritters.

6. Add large spoonfuls of mixture into the pan and space out.

7. Cook for 4-5 minutes each side until they start to go golden.

Tip: Use the back of the spatula to flatten the fritters if you think they are a bit thick.

Recipe: Courgette, Mint and Lemon Fritters

8. Serve up your Courgette, Mint and Lemon Fritters with all the garnishes and sides you desire.

Enjoy!

  • Recipe: Courgette, Mint and Lemon Fritters
  • Recipe: Courgette, Mint and Lemon Fritters

What’s your favourite recipe to bake?

I’d love to know your go-to recipes? So keen to be in the kitchen cooking more!

Love as always + happy adventuring,

Mollie.

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