Thursday, 26 May 2011

courgette and parsnip 'grab it and grate' fritters

i'm still getting through some of the items that I got sent by Sainsbury's... and it's well over a week since I got that delivery, which I guess just goes to show how long things can last for if you're not too obsessive about those stupid 'use by' dates... not that i'd recommend anyone to flaunt the brilliant advice from the supermarkets in any way... just to use that good old common sense...

my cold, which I thought had gone and bitten the dust had actually only hidden itself under a liver or some other internal organ with a nice moist crevice for it to ferment in and now I feel almost worst than before... typical huh..?

... and you know when you feel this unwell the last thing you want to do is go shopping, so it's lucky i've still got stuff left over.

so these fritters were essentially me looking in the fridge, grabbing what was there, grating it all together, binding with an egg and then frying it... so we're all quite lucky they came out this good...

courgette and parsnip 'grab it and grate' fritters

2 medium courgettes - medium grated
2 medium parsnips - very finely grated
a large chunk of strong cheddar cheese - finely grated
100ml tub of cottage cheese
2 eggs - beaten
3 tablespoons flour
plenty of herbs, salt and pepper

- grate everything that can be grated, then plop it all in a big bowl and mix it up... make sure it's not too wet, if it is, add some more flour.

- form into patties and saute in a pan until golden on each side (they will be quite floppy...)

- place onto a baking tray and bake for a further 15 minutes to firm up.

eat and of course, enjoy!


  1. Oh dear Dom, feel better soon lovey!
    (And you can still cook such beautiful, tempting dishes!)

  2. Ooh. They look yummy, and not like emergency food at all. Bit like bubble & squeak! Sorry you're still under the weather... I recommend lots of chocolate, lucozade and a big cuddle as a cure :)

  3. Great use of the Sainsburys leftovers. I may have to make the same for me!

  4. thanks guys... maybe i'm milking it a little?

    @Helen... you should make them!!... I still have quite a bit of the tinned stuff too!

  5. They look utterly delicious. Hope your feeling better

  6. Wish I could say that I had a sure-fire method of getting over a cold, but don't. I tend to specialise in feeling sorry for myself. Nice use of leftover bits, though.

  7. You made delicious-looking fritters, I would have made a quiche. Either way, it's amazing what you can do with a few bits and pieces and a bit of imagination.

  8. Hope you're fully recovered soon, Dom - although if you're well enough to cook, then it can't be too bad!

    The fritters sound delicious!

  9. Dom, I feel your pain, I really do, but every cloud has a silver lining - this proves it! If it wasn't for the stinky cold you wouldn't have passed on this recipe! Now where's my frying pan.....

  10. Oh Dom, get well soon. What about chicken soup?
    These fritters look lovely. Great use of leftovers.
    Have some rest.

  11. This one's hangin' too long ... it might be time to see the doctor ... just sayin', with love and concern, I might add. Oh ... and did you make chicken soup yet?
    You might want to get on that, King of a Chicken a Week! XXO

  12. Your courgette and parsnip fritters look delicious! Wow, for an ill man you are still amazing in the kitchen.

    I think you need some chicken soup! Feel better soon my friend!


  13. Ahhh yum, quick, simple easy and delicious, I love recepies like that. Hope you feel better soon Dom.xx

  14. These look so fantastic! I love the concept of grab any vege and grate it up. Your choice of courgette/parsnip sounds great. Thanks for this one! I'm enjoying your posts immensely.

  15. Look good,and nice picture. We'll try this recepie this week-end with the childs.

  16. Lucky they came out good indeed - they sound delicious. Hope this wretched flu has finally bitten the dust.

  17. These look yummy. It seems when ever I comment on something you make I always say I never had this before. Well, I have never had a parsnip. I guess I need to get out more. You make the best things. Oh, hope you feel better soon.

  18. Just happened to have the ingredients for your recipe in the fridge tonight.....threw it together and the fritters are delicious! Served up with some rocket salad. Divine. Thanks for the inspiration! And hope your cold is gone by now ;)


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