Wednesday, August 8, 2012
I love all kinds of fritters..apple fritters,corn fritters,potato fritters..I even want a pet named Fritter..infact it would be some sort of a short stack type of animal..a low rider/squatty adorable thing...because thats what a fritter is..a round low riding food..and adorable in its own right.
I was asked by a reader if I could come up with some zucchini recipes that were low in budget and not high in fat. I could do that. I could reallllly do that. This recipe is unique in the way that it has you sauteeing the zucchini and onion mixture before you add it to the wet ingredients. What is also different is that it uses chickpea flour! It's also called Gram flour and I actually picked it up by mistake when I thought I was buying Graham flour..you know,to make graham crackers with. I came home and looked up what exactly gram flour was. I was super excited when I learned that it was chickpea flour because I've been hearing alot of great things about it. I scored without even realising it. While watching a cooking series that takes place in england I watched a woman make these. I jumped on it since she too uses gram flour in the recipe. If you don't have it, don't sweat it,just use regular flour. These freeze amazingly well and my family couldn't get enough of them.
3 Zucchini,grated..I used medium/large
1 Onion,grated..I used a medium
2 Cloves Garlic,crushed
4 oz (100 g) Gram Flour or Whole Wheat or regular
6 oz ( 150 g) Feta Cheese
1 Small Red or Green Chili,seeded and chopped;optional
1 tsp. Garam Masala or Cumin
Small handful of either chopped parsley or coriander
Salt and Pepper to taste
Milk as needed for the batter
Place the grated zucchini and onion in a colander and allow to drain for 15 minutes and then squeeze out as much water as you can. Fry the zucchini and onion mixture along with the crushed garlic in a large frying pan,over medium heat, until cooked and just starting to brown. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
In a large bowl,combine the flour,eggs and garam masala or cumin and mix until a smooth batter forms,adding in milk to help with that. ** I found it waaay to thick without milk and added enough until it reminded me of a thick pancake batter.**
Add the cheese,chili,parsley or corinader,salt and pepper and the zucchini onion mixture and mix until everything is thoroughly combined.
Heat a small amount of oil in a pan over medium - high heat and drop tablespoon sized amount of batter into the heated pan,making sure to spread the batter out with a back of a spoon to make it more even for cooking. Fry 2-3 minutes,until the bottom is a deep golden brown and a little crispy. Flip over and cook for another few minutes,until it's golden brown,cripsy and cooked threw.
Drain on paper towels and keep in a low oven while you cook the rest.
Yiled: A Ton
Source: The Hairy Bikers Mums Know Best