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Spanish Recipe – Courgette Fritters

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As part of the diet I live at times… I stock up on courgettes (zucchini for our American readers). This Spanish recipe is not a personal favourite, but it does go down well with guests.

spanish recipe - courgetteIngredients

  • 1 courgette, cut into slices about 4 or 5 mm thick
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • Olive oil for pan frying (about an inch deep)


  • Mix the flour and paprika in a bowl
  • Whisk the egg in a separate bowl
  • Dip the slices of courgette in the flour, making sure they are evenly coated
  • Dip them into the egg and then fry
  • Fry them in batches so you do not crowd the pan
  • Once golden brown, drain on kitchen paper
  • Serve

These are a little claggy if served on their own, but are good with an accompanying dip. Alioli (garlic mayonnaise) is a great accompaniment for these.



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3 Responses to Spanish Recipe – Courgette Fritters

  1. Sue Sharpe June 26, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Any courgette recipe is welcome here at the moment – we have hundreds of the things – thank you!

  2. Elle Draper
    Elle Draper June 26, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    You been growing them Sue?

    Try them chopped into chunks… and oven baked or fried in the teeniest amount of olive oil in a large pan… then drizzle a little balsamic vinegar on them. Very nice! You could also melt a large knob of butter, and add a little balsamic into it once melted for a nice dressing (goes well with pork steaks and courgettes).

  3. Sue Sharpe June 26, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Thanks, Elle! I’ll add those suggestions to my recipe book!

    We always grow courgettes, because they have so many uses – with all the rain that we had this spring everything has gone totally bonkers down in the huerto! We’re up to our necks in veg – not that I’m complaining, you understand! :-)

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