It’s time for another five ingredient recipe! This project is already proving to me that you don’t need many ingredients AT ALL to make tasty meals. Whether it’s a soup, salad, main or dessert, taking things back to basics has really helped me save time and money. I have lots more recipes that I’m mega excited to share with you soon!
I love the texture of fritters – they feel like a healthy balance somewhere between pancakes and burgers, and this recipe is a hell of a lot more satisfying than a boring old salad. They’re incredibly easy to make and are ideal as a sugar-free breakfast, or an addition to your packed lunch for the week ahead. They don’t always look the prettiest (see picture above for evidence hehe) but don’t be deceived as these babies are melt-in-the-mouth delicious.
Makes about 8 small fritters
1 medium sized courgette
1 medium egg
3 tbsps buckwheat flour
1 handful mint leaves
1 handful crumbled feta (or more if you like it cheesy)
To season: lemon juice, salt and pepper
Beat the egg in a mixing bowl.
Grate the courgette and squeeze the excess water out through a sieve or straining cloth. Add it to the bowl with the egg and mix together with a spoon.
Roughly chop the mint leaves and stir in, followed by the buckwheat flour. The mixture should form a batter-like consistency. Season with the lemon juice, salt and pepper, and finally add the crumbled pieces of feta, mixing well so it’s an even texture.
Heat a little bit of olive oil in a frying pan, then add two tablespoons of batter and fry for two minutes before flipping over and frying for two minutes on the other side.
Handy tip: make sure the fritter isn’t too thick and is spread quite flat in the pan, as otherwise the middle won’t cook all the way through.
When finished, serve with a dip e.g. sour cream, salsa or hummus, or add them to a salad. Mine looks quite virtuous but it’s largely due to the fact that I didn’t have many ingredients in the fridge, so went for the trusted leaves & tomatoes for some extra goodness.
Have a wonderful week, folks!