All posts tagged: fried

Sesame Fried Courgettes

It’s been a huge few weeks for courgettes in the UK, and anyone with an allotment or vegetable garden will probably have an enormous glut of them just as we do. Perhaps it’s down to the higher-than-usual temperatures, or the occasional heavy rain shower, I’m no green-fingered genius so I wouldn’t know. All I do know is that I’m grateful for all this free green stuff. So “what do I do with all these courgettes?” I hear you ask. Fear not, this week I’ll be bringing you a few recipe ideas to mess about with and use up your bounty. Sesame fried courgettes are best served as a tapas dish, and in the spirit of tapas they’re best served straight from the pan. Warm, spicy, crunchy, salty – if you’ve got a courgette hater in the house, this recipe is likely to swing ’em. I’ve been a bit vague with measurements because it’s such a casual affair and a super simple concept, so please forgive the lack of official guidance and go with the handful …

Cheer Up Chilli Carrot Fritters

I’ve had a pretty abysmal day, I forgot my on-the-go coffee this morning among various other basic essentials for all human beings that need to be out of the door long before Jeremy Kyle starts – I even left my debit card on the kitchen table. So, for the second night in a row I was faced with making a meal from stuff that was knocking about in the back of the cupboard and the bottom of the fridge door. Boy am I glad I couldn’t stop by Sainsbury’s on the way home, otherwise I wouldn’t have rediscovered the joy that comes with fritters. I first tried fritters as a child in a little vegetarian restaurant on the outskirts of Dartmoor, and I’ve been experimenting with them ever since, but you really can’t beat the simple carrot variety. These saucy little minxes cheered my day up no end, do not be deterred by their fried-ness, they’re almost healthy! I swapped out my standard cooking oil for hemp oil, which is high in those essential omegas …