These courgette cheese fritters are enhanced by the addition of a spicy tomato relish, which really is the star of the show as it cuts through the richness and adds a spicy, sweet and acidic freshness. These fritters may be a little too rich and too high in protein to be served as a side dish, but they will make a great breakfast or light lunch option at 2.6g carbs per serving. Squeezing all the moisture from the grated courgettes is essential, and I used a piece of inexpensive muslin / cheesecloth to do this and I highly advise you do too. Enjoy this as a light meal, or a breakfast. Be sure to check out the other Breakfast ideas on the site.
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Carbs 2.6g | Fat 17g | Protein 13g
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Keto Courgette Cheese Fritters with Spicy Tomato Relish
- 570 g (20.1 oz) grated courgette
- 150 g (5.3 oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
- 25 g (0.9 oz) Parmesan cheese, finely grated
- 4 eggs
- salt and white pepper
- unflavoured coconut oil
- 200 g (7.1 oz) cherry tomatoes, diced small
- 1 small red chili, finely minced
- 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
- After grating the courgettes, grab small handfuls and squeeze out all excess moisture and place into a separate bowl. This is an ESSENTIAL step but can be time-consuming. If you have muslin / cheesecloth at hand, wrap the grated courgette in muslin before squeezing and discarding the excess moisture from the courgettes. My mixture started at 570g / 20oz and reduced to 440g / 15.5oz after squeezing. Yours should be something similar.
- Add the grated Cheddar and Parmesan to the bowl of courgettes and mix well.
- Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add this to the courgette/cheese mixture. Season the mixture well with salt and white pepper.
- Working in batches, heat a little coconut oil in a large, non-stick pan over moderately high heat and drop in 4 spoonful’s (approximately 60g / 2oz each) into the pan. Cook until golden and turn gently, cooking the underside until golden. Remove and place onto a tray lined with baking paper and keep warm in the oven. Wipe the pan clean and repeat the process until all the fritters are cooked.
- While the courgette cheese fritters are keeping warm, make a quick relish by combining the chopped cherry tomatoes with the minced chili. Stir in the white wine vinegar and serve the relish on top of the warm fritters.
Having a roll of muslin / cheesecloth in the kitchen is especially useful for squeeeezing all the moisture from the courgettes.
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Nutritional Information per serving (2 fritters with relish)
Calories 217Kcal / 921kJ
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