Courgettes Fritters and Courgettes Salad

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Today I propose you 2 simple recipes, fresh and healthy. I used courgettes for both of them.

Serves 4

Ingredients: (for the fritters)

  • 8 medium courgettes (zucchinis)
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 small bunch of coriander
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 3 tablespoon of wheat flour (all purpose/plain flour)
  • 11g of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • Sunflower oil for frying

Procedure:

  1. Wash and rinse the courgettes.
  2. Chop off the stem end of the courgettes.
  3. In a large bowl grate the courgettes.
  4. Squeeze between your hands the excess of the water from the grated courgettes.
  5. Add the squeezed courgettes into a large bowl.
  6. Add the chopped onion and the chopped coriander.
  7. Add the salt and the black pepper.
  8. Add 1 egg, the flour and the baking powder.
  9. Mix all the ingredients together and set aside.
  10. In a large pan add the sunflower oil.
  11. Add the pan on a medium heat.
  12. When the oil is heated.
  13. Take a large tablespoon of the mixture and drop it into the frying pan.
  14. Proceed the same way with the rest of the preparation.
  15. When the fritters are golden brown, remove it and put them into a colander (I don’t like to use kitchen paper to absorb the excess of oil).

Ingredients: (for the salad and the sauce)

  • 4 courgettes (zucchinis)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 125ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 generous tablespoon of wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar velvet
  • A few coriander leaves

Procedure:

  1. Wash and rinse the courgettes.
  2. Trim the ends of the courgettes an cut them lengthwise.
  3. Make to boil a pan with the courgettes and a pinch of salt on a medium heat for 20 minutes.
  4. When the courgettes are tender, remove the courgettes and put them to drain into a colander.
  5. In a bowl add the extra virgin olive oil, the chopped garlic, the mustard and the vinegar.
  6. Whisk all the ingredients together, the sauce becomes creamy and thick.

Final procedure:

  1. Serve the sliced courgettes into a serving dish and drizzle with the sauce and a few coriander leaves.
  2. Serve the fritters into another serving dish and drizzle with the sauce too.

This 2 recipes are from my mother. They are simple and the flavors smell like the Mediterranean.

 

27 thoughts on “Courgettes Fritters and Courgettes Salad

  1. One of these days I must try making courgette fritters. Your fritters turned out so wonderfully browned. And the sauce for your boiled courgettes sounds delicious. I love “zucchini”. It is one of my favorite vegetables.

  2. I am enjoying your courgette recipes, Linda. I have bookmarked them all and can’t wait to try these fritters as courgettes are in season here now. Love how brown your fritters got!

  3. Tout simple, tout bon ! J’adore les beignets de courgettes, j’en fais assez souvent. La salade est très tentante aussi, et nous avons enfin de belles courgettes du jardin, alors on en mange de plus en plus souvent !

    • Merci, Darya 🙂 J’aime beaucoup ces petites fritures en ete avec des petits legumes super tendres. J’aime aussi les beignets de fleur de courgettes, tellement delicieux (je suis une eternelle gourmande)… Profite de ton petit jardin, des legumes et du beau temps!

  4. These recipes both look fantastic – I can see cooking well runs in the family. Coriander is a spice that I wasn’t familiar with when I was growing up, unless it was in cucumber pickles, but I’ve come to love it as an adult and have been putting it in more and more things. (Like my chicken meatballs) I can’t wait to try these, especially the fritters! 🙂

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