Courgette Fritters from Eat the Week with Iceland

Planning is certainly not my forte, but when it comes to food, I do like to plan. Let's be honest, having weekday meals planned makes my life so much easier and brings fun back to my everyday cooking. Being self-employed and often working from home means that I cook a lot and quite often end up with a bowl of cereal for lunch or a fried egg on top of some greens. We all need new ideas and inspiration when it comes to cooking.

courgette fritters

I'm all about simple and quick recipes, because really, cooking doesn't have to be complicated. Even simple recipes can be flavoursome and cost effective. We live busy lives, but feeding our families and providing them with the right nutrition and a balanced diet is very important.

I was really excited about a new cooking show called "Eat the Week with Iceland" with TV chef, Simon Rimmer, aired weekly on Channel 4. Simon shows that to have a healthy, balanced diet, you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen. He presents many easy and quick recipes that are simple, nutritious and fun to prepare even for busy families. With the help of a freezer, you can save time, reduce food waste and enjoy foods that are out of season.

courgette fritters ingredients

I'm sharing a recipe inspired by this Sunday's episode, One Pot Wonders. I love one pot dishes for many reasons. They are quick and easy, "just throw everything into a bowl or pot" kind of things, so you don't have to worry about a kitchen full of dirty dishes and you can spend more time with your family enjoying a nice meal instead. My favourite recipe from this episode was courgette fritters. Simon was serving them with a simple salsa which took the ordinary courgette fritters to a different level. It's such a great combo, and will help you towards your 5-a-day. I made a few changes to the original recipe, but the result was amazing.

Courgette Fritters

Serves 4

4 tomatoes – deseeded
1 cucumber – deseeded
½ red onion
Handful coriander
1 avocado
2 limes – zest and juice

For the fritters
2 courgettes, grated
6 spring onions, thinly sliced
75g feta cheese, crumbled
20g mint, chopped
100g self-raising flour
pinch of smoked paprika
2 large eggs, beaten
salt and pepper
oil for frying

In a bowl, mix together the courgette, spring onion, feta, mint, smoked paprika and flour. Stir in the beaten eggs and season with salt and black pepper.

Heat some oil in a frying pan and drop in a good spoonful of the mix. Cook for 2 minutes each side, drain on kitchen roll and keep warm until all the mix is used up.

Salsa – simply chop all the ingredients and put into a bowl. Season well and add the lime zest and juice.

Serve fritters topped with a spoonful of salsa.

Note: this post was written in collaboration with Iceland Foods. All opinions are my own.