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Month: July 2019

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

This recipe is based on a lentil soup recipe I found in Thug Kitchen: eat like you give a fu#K which I happened to flip through at a friend’s place. The “thugs” are an interesting couple whose mission is to verbally abuse you into eating […]

Chimichurri Sauce with Cilantro

Chimichurri Sauce with Cilantro

This recipe is a tweaked version of Chimichurri Sauce (Argentinian Pesto) from Simply Recipes. The original does not have cilantro, mine does. Ingredients 1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, trimmed of thick stems 1 bunch fresh cilantro trim the bottom stems off but use the tender […]

Corn and Green Onion Fritters with Savoury Ricotta Slather

Corn and Green Onion Fritters with Savoury Ricotta Slather

This long weekend my friend Annabel and I made Pan Fried Zucchini Flowers Stuffed with Ricotta and Oregano. They were phenomenal, but we had left over batter so we decided to mix in some cooked corn and chopped green onions and make fritters. We used the left over filling from the zucchini flowers as a slather. Pretty damned delicious for something made up on the fly.

Ingredients

  • 1 C self-raising flower
  • Healthy pinch of salt and a good grind of fresh black pepper
  • 1 1/4 C sparkling water
  • 1 cob’s worth of cooked corn cut off the cob
  • 3 green onions, whites and greens, chopped
  • 1-2 Tbsp light tasting oil for frying

See the Pan Fried Zucchini Flowers recipe for the Ricotta slather, or you can make your own topping. We thought they’d be good with a light crab salad (next time!).

Method

  1. Make the Ricotta slather to let the flavours meld.
  2. Mix the flour, salt and pepper together.
  3. Whisk in the sparkling water until you have a batter like heavy cream.
  4. Stir in the corn and chopped green onion.
  5. Heat the oil in a medium to large sized saute pan.
  6. Aim for about a 1/4 C of batter per fritter and leave enough space between them so you can flip them easily.
  7. Saute until golden on both sides.
  8. Drain on paper towels.
  9. Top with Ricotta slather or anything you like.

Makes 8-10, 3″ fritters.

 

 

 

Pan Fried Zucchini Flowers Stuffed with Ricotta and Fresh Oregano

Pan Fried Zucchini Flowers Stuffed with Ricotta and Fresh Oregano

My friend Annabel likes to cook new things (aside from daughters who used to be in dance together, we also have this in common). This week she picked up some lovely zucchini blossoms at the farmer’s market and we decided to have a go at […]