Crispy Asian Courgette Fritters

Crispy Asian Courgette Fritters

The number 1 brunch option. Crispy fritters and the perfect poached eggs.

Notes:

Once you have added the fritter to the pan, don’t move it about. Let it sit there to get nice and crispy.

Cooking Time (includes preparation time): 15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Bunch of Spring Onions - £0.55
  • Crushed Chillies - £0.85
  • Sesame Oil - £1.60
  • 4 Courgettes - £1.60
  • Chinese 5 Spice - £0.85
  • 8 Eggs - £1.50
  • Plain Flour - £0.45
  • Cornflour - £0.25
  • Total Cost - £8.15 - This covers absolutely everything. All we assume you have in your kitchen beforehand is SALT, PEPPER AND OLIVE OIL.

Method:

  1. Grate 4 courgettes. Squeeze the gratings to get rid of excess moisture, and then pat them down with kitchen roll. Add them to a bowl.
  2. Add a teaspoon of sesame oil, a teaspoon of Chinese 5 spice, 3 chopped spring onions, a teaspoon of chilli flakes, salt and pepper. Add a heaped tablespoon and a half of cornflour, a heaped tablespoon and a half of plain flour and an egg.
  3. Mix everything together with your hands.
  4. Heat a pan and pour in some vegetable oil. When it is hot, add a heaped tablespoon of the courgette mix. Flatten it out and cook for 3-4 minutes on one side. Once crisp, flip the fritter.
  5. In the meantime, get your poached eggs on. Boil some water lightly. Whisk the water to create a whirlpool, and then add your egg to the edge of the whirl. It should turn the whites around the yolk and leave you with the perfect poached egg. It needs about 3-4 minutes to be perfect.
  6. Stack up your fritters, top with the poached eggs. Add a small drop of sesame oil and tuck in!
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