Crispy courgette and feta fritters, served with a yoghurt sauce. They are delicious served warm, or at room temperature, and can be made a day ahead and then just brought back to room temperature, or flash fried to re-crisp, before serving. Also delicious as a light vegetarian meal with salad.TMM04EAT4_a_499409c

±1kg courgettes, grated
12 spring onions, coarsely chopped
±150g feta cheese, crumbled
±1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
±1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
3 eggs, lightly beaten
±1/2 – 1 cup flour
Salt and ground black pepper
Oil for deep-frying (±2cm in the pan)
Lemon or lime wedges

  1. Place the courgettes in a colander, sprinkle lightly with salt, toss and set aside to drain for 30 minutes. Squeeze out the excess liquid and pat dry with tea towels.
  2. Place the courgettes, spring onions, feta cheese, parsley, mint and eggs in a bowl, and combine. Mix in the flour to create a loose batter (the flour should just hold the mixture together, add more if necessary). Season with salt and pepper. (At this stage the mixture can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 hours.)
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Drop heaped tablespoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil, flattening gently to create fritters. Fry until golden on one side then flip and fry the other side, before transferring to a paper towel to drain.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges, and yoghurt sauce.

Makes ±20-30

Yoghurt sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced
2T extra virgin olive oil
1 cup thick Greek plain yoghurt
1/4 cup lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and combine. Chill until ready to serve.

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