Turkish courgette fritter recipe

courgette fritters

As you may know, a few months ago I went to Kalkan in Turkey with my family.  We rented a villa, ate and drank lots and enjoyed the sun.  There are many many restaurants in Turkey but one night we decided to hire our own personal chef.  I know it sounds a bit over the top but for the 8 of us it only cost £20 each!

turkish chef

And the food was amazing!  (I must find his name and details if any of you are planning a trip over there….)

Anyway, ever since that evening, I have been determined to cook many of the dishes he prepared for us and this is my first: Courgette Fritters.  The recipe below is loosely based on one from the Good Food Channel as I never read things properly and like to do things my own way.

courgette fritters copy

You will need:

4 courgettes

1.5 tsp salt

50g plain flour

5 spring onions, cut in half and then sliced thinly

2 eggs

75g feta cheese crumbled

a handful of flat leaf parsley and handful of mint, chopped finely

2 garlic cloves, crushed

the zest of a lemon

1.5 tsp of chilli flakes

Lots of vegetable oil

To start, grate your courgettes and then lay them out on a large plate and cover with the salt. Courgettes are full of liquid and the salt will draw it all out.  Leave aside for 15-20 minutes.

courgettesgrated courgette

Meanwhile, mix all of the remaining ingredients together in a bowl.

Here comes the messy part. Slowly drain the courgette by pushing the liquid out through a sieve.  You need to give it a really good squeeze to drain all the salty water away.

Add the courgette to the other ingredients and mix well.

courgette fritter mix

Next, put a large heavy bottomed pan on to hob, get it really hot and add enough vegetable oil to fill the pan by about 2-3mm.  Once it is super hot, spoon a tablespoon full of the courgette mix into the oil and flatten with the back of the spoon.  It will hiss and spit so be careful.

cooking fritters

Let it cook for 2-3 minutes and then turn and cook the other side  Once cooked, place on a plate on top of some kitchen roll to absorb any excess oil.

courgette fritters

Then you can serve! The feta and the salt will make it quite salty so I would recommend serving with a little yoghurt or chopped tomato.

Enjoy! xx

kalkanfeast

2 Comments Add yours

    1. Hannah says:

      Aww thank you! Try them and let me know what you think! x

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