Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Courgette Cakes

Sunday brought sunshine and a party in the park (more of which anon). By evening time we wanted something to nibble on but weren't quite up to a full dinner. I rustled up these cakes from Nigel Slater's Kitchen Diaries and they really hit the spot. I used the fine setting on my mandolin and the cakes held together well and were no problem to turn over.

Courgette Cakes with Dill and Feta
6 cakes - serves 2/3 depending on how hungry you are!!

500g courgettes
1 onion

1 clove garlic

3 tbsp plain flour

1 egg, beaten

150g feta, crumbled

small bunch dill
  • grate the courgette thinly - using a mandolin is best
  • place into a colander, sprinkle with salt and leave for 30 mins
  • heat the olive oil and saute the onion and garlic
  • squeeze the excess liquid from the courgette and add to the onion
  • saute for 2-3 mins
  • add the flour for 3-4 mins until cooked
  • stir in the beaten egg, crumbled feta and dill
  • season
  • fry the cakes for 2-3 mins on each side until golden

3 comments:

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

A great summer supper!

jen said...

I love these! I made them once and couldn't stop myself snacking on them as I went along. Very moreish...

The Mood Food Blog said...

Really tasty- I was only just looking for a recipe for them! Love the combo of dill and feta!