Normally I’m a bit dubious about courgettes but these were delicious (if I say so myself). Really quick and easy, would be a great starter for up to 4 or take these as a guideline for the ingredients per person if you fancy it as a main meal.
120g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
Sprinkle of salt
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes (optional)
Handful frozen peas, defrosted (pour boiling water over them and let stand a few minutes)
1 courgette, grated (or other veg, e.g. I also did these with a grated carrot and diced onion)
6 tbsp vegetable oil
- Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and mixed herbs, then stir in the peas and courgette until coated well.
- Add the water and mix until it forms a paste.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan and, once hot, drop in blobs of the mixture. Fry on one side for a few minutes until golden then turn. Once cooked, drain on a kitchen towel while you put the next batch on.
Cheat’s tomato chutney-sauce: cut 3 ripe tomatoes into 8, then heat with 1/2 tsp harissa / chilli paste and a few drops of worcestershire sauce. Nom!
Or – any chutney, and/or mint mixed with some yoghurt.