I’ve been looking for a healthy snack and little addition to Phoebe’s lunch box on Pinterest and I came across a few different courgette fritters recipes. I wanted a recipe which would have a few different types of vegetables in it and was tasty and easy to make. This is my twist on courgette fritters which seemed to be a big hit.
These little patties have so much colour in them which makes it appealing and it was really fun to make. They are dairy free but if you can eat cheese you can always great some in. Phoebe was as usual making sure I put enough garlic in and she insisted on stirring the mixture which resulted in a very messy kitchen!
I love using courgettes because it is such a versatile vegetable, but because the taste is quite bland make sure you add a lot of flavour to it. I used garlic and red onion which also gave it a nice crunch. There is also a lot of water in courgette so I’ve put the grated courgette and carrot together in a tea towel and squeezed as much liquid out as I could.
I have used eggs so I’m afraid it is not a vegan recipe this time but I’m sure egg substitute would work just fine (I have just learnt to make a super easy one from chickpea water so might post it another time). I love using chickpea flour but regular or GF flour would also do.
If you add a couple more spoons of chickpea flour (its sometimes called Gram Flour and I bough mine from Tesco) to the recipe and deep fry these instead of baking, you will end up with the most delicious Pakoras which are my carnivore husband’s favourites.
I have shaped little balls in my hand and flattened it out on a baking paper lined tray. This recipe made 12 little patties.
The reason I love these patties is that they are a perfect snack for a toddler who is always on the run. Feefee was busy playing in the garden so she just grabbed one and continued to play. It also seems that when she is involved in cooking, she is more likely to eat what we’ve made.
Having thought about friends with younger babies, these would make for a perfect baby led weaning food!