Courgettes Fritters and Courgettes Salad

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Today I propose you 2 simple recipes, fresh and healthy. I used courgettes for both of them.

Serves 4

Ingredients: (for the fritters)

  • 8 medium courgettes (zucchinis)
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 small bunch of coriander
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 3 tablespoon of wheat flour (all purpose/plain flour)
  • 11g of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • Sunflower oil for frying

Procedure:

  1. Wash and rinse the courgettes.
  2. Chop off the stem end of the courgettes.
  3. In a large bowl grate the courgettes.
  4. Squeeze between your hands the excess of the water from the grated courgettes.
  5. Add the squeezed courgettes into a large bowl.
  6. Add the chopped onion and the chopped coriander.
  7. Add the salt and the black pepper.
  8. Add 1 egg, the flour, and the baking powder.
  9. Mix all the ingredients together and set aside.
  10. In a large pan add the sunflower oil.
  11. Add the pan to a medium heat.
  12. When the oil is heated.
  13. Take a large tablespoon of the mixture and drop it into the frying pan.
  14. Proceed the same way with the rest of the preparation.
  15. When the fritters are golden brown, remove it and put them in a colander (I don’t like to use kitchen paper to absorb the excess of oil).

Ingredients: (for the salad and the sauce)

  • 4 courgettes (zucchinis)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 125ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 generous tablespoon of whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar velvet
  • A few coriander leaves

Procedure:

  1. Wash and rinse the courgettes.
  2. Trim the ends of the courgettes and cut them lengthwise.
  3. Make to boil a pan with the courgettes and a pinch of salt on a medium heat for 20 minutes.
  4. When the courgettes are tender, remove the courgettes and put them to drain into a colander.
  5. In a bowl add the extra virgin olive oil, the chopped garlic, the mustard and the vinegar.
  6. Whisk all the ingredients together, the sauce becomes creamy and thick.

Final procedure:

  1. Serve the sliced courgettes into a serving dish and drizzle with the sauce and a few coriander leaves.
  2. Serve the fritters with another serving dish and drizzle with the sauce too.

These 2 recipes are from my mother. They are simple and the flavors smell like the Mediterranean.

Bonne dégustation!

 

27 Comments Add yours

  1. What a lovely recipe Linda! Another on my list of “must try”! xx

    1. Thank you, Farianti 🙂 Do let me know how it turns out. The courgettes salad is very tender! xx

  2. One of these days I must try making courgette fritters. Your fritters turned out so wonderfully browned. And the sauce for your boiled courgettes sounds delicious. I love “zucchini”. It is one of my favorite vegetables.

    1. Thank you 🙂 Simple and fast recipe 😀 For the sauce, I love using wholegrain mustard, very tasty and I love zucchini too, with couscous, gratin or stuffed!

  3. Ngan R. says:

    I am enjoying your courgette recipes, Linda. I have bookmarked them all and can’t wait to try these fritters as courgettes are in season here now. Love how brown your fritters got!

    1. Thank you, Ngan 🙂 Courgettes are so tender, the salad is fresh and simple. The fritters were very popular yesterday at home…The bowl was empty in a wink 😀

  4. Darya says:

    Tout simple, tout bon ! J’adore les beignets de courgettes, j’en fais assez souvent. La salade est très tentante aussi, et nous avons enfin de belles courgettes du jardin, alors on en mange de plus en plus souvent !

    1. Merci, Darya 🙂 J’aime beaucoup ces petites fritures en ete avec des petits legumes super tendres. J’aime aussi les beignets de fleur de courgettes, tellement delicieux (je suis une eternelle gourmande)… Profite de ton petit jardin, des legumes et du beau temps!

      1. Darya says:

        Malheureusement, je n’ai pas de petit jardin, c’est le maraîcher qui vend les courgettes de son jardin ! 🙂 Elles sont croquantes et délicieuse, alors j’en profite quand même.

      2. C’est pas grave, c’est tout comme 🙂

  5. Love the fritters, please send me some??

    1. Thank you, Elaine 🙂 How many ?

  6. Loved the courgette fritters!

    1. Thank you, Sonal 🙂 Simple and delicious !

  7. Love the recipes, lots of zucchini at the market, must give those fritters a go!

    1. Thank you Suzanne 🙂 Perfect flavors for the summer, and too simple not to try 😀

  8. Those fritters look perfect Linda – so golden brown! I can imagine how wonderful they taste.

    1. Thank you Margot 🙂 Golden brown indeed, it makes quite the difference with those yummy Mediterranean flavors !!

  9. alifemoment says:

    Wow this is delicious and very interesting, loved the zucchini recipes and the photos. Will definitely try them! 🙂

    1. Thank so much 🙂 They are very tasty, I love to add coriander to give a fragrant flavor. Do let me know how it turns out!

      1. alifemoment says:

        I definitely will! 🙂

  10. Patty Nguyen says:

    I love that these are your mom’s recipes. Thank you for sharing. 😀

    1. Mom’s recipes are the best, Patty 😉 Mom’s are always genius to found nice recipes!

  11. These recipes both look fantastic – I can see cooking well runs in the family. Coriander is a spice that I wasn’t familiar with when I was growing up, unless it was in cucumber pickles, but I’ve come to love it as an adult and have been putting it in more and more things. (Like my chicken meatballs) I can’t wait to try these, especially the fritters! 🙂

    1. I love eating and cooking 😀 Honestly I really love the smell of the coriander and we use it a lot in our cuisine, more than parsley. The fritters are really tasty with courgettes. You can do the same with cauliflower or aubergines very nice too. Have a nice day 🙂

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