Baby-marrow fritters

Baby-marrow fritters

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  • Makes 10 to 12 medium sized fritters
  • Easy
  • Dairy free
  • 10 minutes, plus draining time
  • 10 minutes
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  • 2 cups coarsely grated baby marrows
  • sea salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, for frying

Cooking Instructions

Place the grated baby marrow in a colander, sprinkle ½ t salt over them and leave for 30 minutes to drain. Gently squeeze out any excess liquid before placing the marrow in a mixing bowl.

Add the onion and parsley, and a little more salt, if necessary. Break the eggs into a separate bowl and beat lightly with a fork. Stir the eggs into the marrow mixture, then sieve the self-raising flour over the mixture and stir in to form a soft batter – it should drop easily off a spoon.

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and use a large spoon to drop four roughly-shaped fritters into the pan. Fry until golden, then flip and repeat. Remove from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper.

If necessary, add more oil to the pan, and repeat with the next batch of fritters. Continue in this way until all the batter is finished. Serve immediately.

Cook’s note: The fritters can just as easily be made in a nonstick pan without oil.

This recipe was created by Mariana Esterhuizen, is the owner-chef of Marianas Home Deli and Bistro in Stanford.

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  • Zoe & Richard
    August 11, 2016

    These freeze really well, and can be eaten hot or cold. Delish cold with homemade hummus, or topped with smoked salmon/trout and cream cheese. Very easy. I have substituted most of the flour with chickpea or almond flour as a more “banting” alternative. Touch of garlic works well too. I had loads of fun playing with this recipe as a base.