When the garden gives you greens, make fritters!
When you have greens in the garden this is a must! Quick, easy, nutritious and delicious!
Breakfast, Brunch, Light Meal, Main
Fritters, Garden Greens
Quantity: 12 fritters
(see below for gluten free option)
fresh green vegetables,
freshly ground black pepper
mint or other fresh herbs,
olive oil, for shallow frying
for shallow frying
homemade tomato relish or sauce, sweet chilli sauce or tzatziki,
Place the flour, eggs, butter, milk and salt and pepper in a large bowl and whisk to make a smooth batter.
Fold through the chopped veg, mint and spring onions.
Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and add a little olive oil.
Add 1/3 of a cup of the mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes each side, until golden, and cooked through.
Remove from the pan and set aside on absorbent paper to drain. Keep warm.
Repeat with the remaining mixture.
Serve with homemade tomato relish or sauce, sweet chilli sauce or tzatziki.
For gluten free, substitute gluten free self raising flour for the self raising flour, or use gluten free plain flour with 1 level tsp baking powder.
I like to serve them with homemade baked beans, roasted cherry tomatoes and a poached egg!
You might also like my Lamb, Pea and Mint Fritters.
Hmmm… I started with the title Pretty and Pink…, then thought maybe Radiant Red…!
But really I think Majestic Magenta describes the colour at the end…
A while ago we were in Melbourne for a few days to spend time with our son and his family. This meant that I was able to visit my sister, Sonnie. Sonnie is an amazing cook, and had just finished making a batch of her late husband’s grandmother’s pickled red cabbage, a jar of which, she had kindly set aside for us, I was so excited and very grateful.
Since then I’ve started receiving a regular delivery of fresh, mostly Gippsland grown, vegetables, and the fun thing with the vegie (Farm) box is that each week is different. With produce that we don’t normally use, and being one who hates waste, I’ve just had to get a little creative.
What’s inside the Farm Box?
Fresh produce from the Farm Box Co.
Beautiful fresh red cabbage
After receiving red cabbage in my mystery veg box, I instantly knew what to do – I would make Grandma Martin’s Pickled Red Cabbage. I often prepare braised red cabbage, but this time it was definitely going to be a batch of Grandma Martin’s Pickled Red Cabbage, and with my beautiful sister’s permission, I can now share the recipe with you. Continue reading
Lockdown number 5, winter, dull days and cold weather…
The COVID lockdown I can deal with. Its supposed to be a short one, just five days, we will see…
Winter and cold weather are another thing! I cannot cope with the cold weather, the shorter daylight hours, dull days, oh, and did I mention the cold… I know we are now on the right side of the solstice and the days are getting longer, but last night I was in denial… I needed warm weather and warm weather food that would suit a cold winter’s night.
So with dodgy tomatoes on hand, some sad looking basil that needed to be used up, I decided to try and make a flavourful tomato soup. I started with a recipe, but that soon went out of the window! Winter tomatoes are nothing short of sad and flavourless – nevertheless they needed to be used, and I needed a touch of summer. So with garlic, red onions, dodgy winter tomatoes, sad basil, and some tomato paste, I set to work. Continue reading