Veggie Fritters

I love summer for many reasons – one being the bountiful produce that flourishes all December, January and February in NZ.

Lucky for us in ‘Middle Earth’, a huge variety of fruit and veg are grown locally and farmers markets highlighting the areas seasonal produce are pretty common throughout the country. Below are some of the fruit and veg overflowing at the supermarkets at the moment and at great prices:

Summer Produce

So with an abundance of capsicum, carrots and courgettes in my fridge, I made up the following recipe – please feel free to tweak with your favourite veggies or whatever produce you have laying around.

Veggie Fritters:

Serves 2 – 3


  • 2 x medium courgettes
  • 1 x medium carrot
  • 1 x capsicum
  • 2 x spring onions
  • 2 x eggs
  • 1/2 cup self raising flour
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Grate courgettes into a sieve and toss well with salt (this causes the courgettes to ‘sweat’ and means your fritters won’t be a soggy mess). Leave to sweat for up to 30 mins
  2. Grate carrot and finely dice your capsicum
  3. When your courgettes have finished sweating, toss all your veggies together in a bowl
  4. Heat pan (with a little oil if not non stick)
  5. Add eggs and mix to combine with veggies. Stir in flour and add salt and pepper
  6. Add dollops of mixture to your heated pan. Leave to cook for 2 – 3 mins then flip each fritter. Cook for another 2 -3 mins until fritters are thoroughly cooked through
  7. Serve hot with rocket and your choice of protein

(I made 9 fritters so 3 fritters per serve)

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