Spicy Courgette Fritters

These spicy courgette fritters are super quick and super tasty. They’re super versatile and go with basically anything. I love eating mine in soft flour tortilla wraps with generous portions of hummus. However, these fritters work equally as well in buns, with rice, with noodles, on soup, as a hat… well maybe not that, but they are truly delicious.

Making these fritters is incredibly easy and takes no time at all. Just wack all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and combine. Once fried the patties are lovely and crisp on the outside with a wonderful chewy interior. I much prefer these to your everyday bean patty, there’s something a bit more interesting about them. Give them a whirl you won’t be disappointed.

When To Eat

Courgette, or zucchini, as our friends across the pond like to call them are in season throughout the summer months and early autumn. I’d recommend eating this dish from July until late October. Outside these months you can switch out the courgette for other seasonal veggies. I can recommend both carrots and winter squash as great replacements.


Serves 6 Fritters
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

This meal is around 98% less polluting than the average UK meal.

  • Eating this recipe will save around 2.88 KG CO2e per person.
  • That’s equivalent to the emissions produced driving 23.79 KM in a modern car.
How do I calculate this?


  • 2 Medium Courgette
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 65 g Plain Flour
  • 65 g Gram Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (pressed into a paste)
  • 2 Large Spring Onions (finely sliced)
  • 1 Tablespoon Harissa
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil


  • Grate the courgette into a mixing and toss with the salt. Allow the courgette to sit for 5 minutes before squeeze the excess moisture out by hand. Return the courgette back to the bowl.
  • Pour the rest of the ingredients into the bowl, except the olive oil, and combine well until everything is evenly incorporated.
  • Divide the mixture into 4 – 6 portions depending on how large or small you want your fritters to be. Take each potion and work in the palm of your hands into a flat patty – around 1/2 inch thick. Place onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium to high heat. Place a few fritters into the pan and cook each side for around 2 minutes or until it begins to take a little colour. Whilst the fritters are cooking, squeeze them down a little in the pan with the back of a spatula to ensure they are nice and flat.
  • Once all of your fritters are cooked serve immediately. You can eat this fritters in wraps, buns, with rice, noodles, basically anything. Go wild!
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