Sunday, May 5, 2013

Miss Kitty Bakes: Zucchini, pea, feta and mint fritters

Mr Kitty is in the US at the moment for work. He is a meat lover (read: carnivore) so whenever he is away - which is not often - I use the time to have a little bit of a meat detox. A state of semi-Vegetarianism, if you will.

One of the first things I saw when I woke up yesterday morning was a lovely picture on my instagram feed of Horrypop's delicious breakfast. With no bacon loving husband (although, give me some credit - bacon is basically the reason I am not Vegetarian) to cater to, I thought I would give something like this a whirl.

Making the recipe up as I went along, they ended up being a bit of a smash hit. So much so I ate them again for dinner with a lovely green salad. Delicious.

And Little G? Well, she liked them, until she encountered a pea and all bets were off. Peas are the devil's work, according to Georgie...

Miss Kitty's zucchini, pea, feta and mint fritters

2-3 medium zucchini
1/2 cup frozen peas
75g (1/2 cup) self-raising flour
70g feta, crumbled
1 spring onion, ends trimmed, thinly sliced
1 egg, whisked
¼ cup milk
¼ cup mint, shredded
Zest of half a lemon
1 tsp salt
 Freshly ground pepper
4 tsp olive oil

Trim the ends from zucchini and coarsely grate. Place in a colander and squeeze out as much excess moisture as possible. Cook peas in boiling water for 4 minutes and drain. Transfer peas and zucchini to a bowl. Stir in self-raising flour, spring onion, egg, milk, mint, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Gently fold through crumbled feta.

Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Drop four 2-tablespoonful measures of zucchini mixture into pan. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Repeat with 2 tsp olive oil and remaining zucchini mixture.


missklicious said...

These look delicious! Will have to give them a whirl next weekend, instead of going out for brekky!

That Brunette One said...

These do look delish - Thanks for the recipe I will have a shot at making them!

Leah said...

I love making fritters. I make heaps and freeze them for when my hubby is away too!
My Georgi goes bananas for peas. She loves them! She even begs for them straight out of the freezer! Yep frozen and all. I have a strange kid! I've never added them to fritters though. Will have to try it next time :)

Anonymous said...

Love a zuc fritter and always happy to try a new recipe. The lemon zest addition sounds lovely!

Maxabella said...

These seem delish! I'm pinning!

(Hello lovely!) x

The Mummy said...

They look so delicious! And with The Daddy away on three separate work trips over the coming month, I too will be enjoying lighter, vegetarian meals (men and meat, eh?)

Ling said...

Oh my.. that sounds yummy I would so chow this down. Thanks for sharing!

Ling said...

Oh my.. that sounds yummy I would so chow this down. Thanks for sharing!