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Courgette Fritters

This delicious meat-free meal idea is ready in just 15 mins. Fry up some tasty courgette fritters and serve with a fresh tomato and avocado salad for a lovely summer dinner
Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips

 

Ingredients

 

    • 5tbsp self-raising flour

 

    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

    • 1 large egg

 

    • 1 large courgette, coarsely grated

 

    • 2 spring onions, trimmed and chopped

 

    • 2 heaped tbsp ricotta cheese

 

    • 2tbsp olive oil

 

For the salad:

    • 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped

 

    • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, stoned and chopped

 

    • 1 spring onion, trimmed and chopped

 

    • A few basil leaves

 

    • A little olive oil

 

 

Method

 

 

    1. Put the flour in a large bowl, season, beat in the egg, then stir in the courgette and onions. Lightly fold in the ricotta, leaving it a bit lumpy.

 

    1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add 6 spoonfuls of batter mixture (or cook 3 at a time in half the oil). Cook for 2 mins each side, over a medium heat, until golden.

 

    1. To make the salad: Mix salad ingredients together, tearing in the basil leaves, then adding a dash of oil. Serve at once.

 

 

Nutritional information per portion

 

 

fat 34.0g saturates 8.4g calories 471(kcal)

 

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.