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Delicious Zucchini & Feta fritters

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Delicious Zucchini & Feta fritters

It is no secret that I am a fan of the fritter.  Perfect little morsels that are a great way to use up the odd bits at the bottom of the vegie draw.  I made these fritters for dinner last night and they are based on a recipe from Delicious - Feel Good Foods.  One of the many cookbooks on the market which are geared to improving the nutritional stakes of everyday food.

I am making a concious effort to get my five a day (I think I have mentioned this before), diet plays a big part in the way I feel.  Served with a salad in summer or some roasted vegetables in winter, these will become a regular go to meal.  Feel free to double to recipes, I was only cooking for two in this instance.

Recipe:

Grate 250g of zucchini, sprinkle with salt and drain over a bowl.  After about 15 mins rinse under water and squeeze out the moisture in a dry tea towel.  The less moisture, the dryer the fritter mixture.

Separate two eggs, mix the yolks with 1/3 cup light ricotta, 1/3 cup grated parmesan and 75g soft feta.  Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until soft peaks form.

Add the zucchini, 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder, zest of one lime, 1 tbs chopped parsley and mint to the yolk mixture.  Season with pepper.  

Add the beaten egg whites a third at a time, this method gradually incoporates the whites and the air remains in the mixture.  Light & gentle touch folks!  It is really worthwhile to go to the extra effort with the egg whites.

Fry gently in a little olive oil.  Serve sprinkled with extra mint, a squeeze of lime and a drizzle of olive oil if you are feeling a little naughty.

Drying out the zucchini makes for a more stable mixture.  

 

I know, it does seem like overkill - but really worth the effort.  No more rubbery fritters and take the opportunity for a little arm workout!

I know, it does seem like overkill - but really worth the effort.  No more rubbery fritters and take the opportunity for a little arm workout!

I am a huge fan of fruit in salads.  Orange is usually my go to fruit to combine with rocket (also great with fennel) but as raspeberries were on sale this morning these went in.  A truly delicious mixture of peppery rocket, salty feta, tart lime with the sweet fruit.

I am a huge fan of fruit in salads.  Orange is usually my go to fruit to combine with rocket (also great with fennel) but as raspeberries were on sale this morning these went in.  A truly delicious mixture of peppery rocket, salty feta, tart lime with the sweet fruit.

Not sure why I took the final photo with only one fritter, I did eat two!  You can see how light and fluffy the mixture and they reheat well.  I just had a leftover fritter with sauted mushroom and spinach for breakfast, just as delicious the day after.  Do yourself a favour and try this out.

Not sure why I took the final photo with only one fritter, I did eat two!  You can see how light and fluffy the mixture and they reheat well.  I just had a leftover fritter with sauted mushroom and spinach for breakfast, just as delicious the day after.  Do yourself a favour and try this out.