These tasty little fritters are ideal for sharing with friends, serving at a party or having as a main dish with some fish or vegetables on the side. A fun new way to use courgetti (courgette spaghetti) this recipe is a must for summer!

Courgette Fritters

Makes 4

Ingredients

450g (1lb) small to medium courgettes

2 tsp salt

1 heaped tbsp plain flour

1 egg, beaten

3 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced

1 lemon, zest finely grated

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 tbsp thyme, mint or chives or finely chopped

1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, finely grated

Vegetable oil for frying

Preparation

  • Coarsely grate the courgettes and place in a colander with the salt. Place the colander over a bowl and leave to drain for about an hour. This step is important to remove the excess moisture from the courgettes so they are not watery.
  • After an hour place the courgettes in the centre of a clean towel and wring out as much excess water as possible, the courgettes should be quite dry. Sift the flour into a bowl and whisk in the egg until smooth. Add the courgettes, remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Heat a large frying pan with a couple of tablespoons of oil. When the oil is hot take a heaped tablespoon of the mixture and drop it into the pan, flattening it out slightly with the back of the spoon. Leave to cook for a couple of minutes until the fritter is brown on the bottom then flip over and cook for another couple of minutes. Place the fritters on a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain off any excess oil then serve.