Courgette fritters – and a question of graters

courgette frittersWhich kitchen tools are essential for your camping kit and which can you manage without? I don’t think we’d ever pack a mortar and pestle or an apple-corer, but what about a grater? Useful for cheese, but what else? Well, we love this courgette fritter recipe so much, it could be worth making room for our microplane grater.

Have a look at our other tried and tested camp kitchen utensils. Some make your life easier (like the folding potato masher). Others mean you can be a bit kinder to the environment (food wraps, for example). All work well and are easy to pack.

Courgette fritters

  • Two or three courgettes (depending on your appetite and their size)
  • A medium, very finely chopped onion (spring onion would be nice too)
  • About five tablespoons flour (chickpea is best, but anything will do)
  • Chopped chilli
  • Salt and pepper
  • Three tablespoons chopped coriander
  • Oil for frying
  • When we cook this at home, we add a teaspoon of baking powder for lightness, but it’s not essential
  1.  Grate the courgette and squeeze out as much liquid as you can. I have been known to add the liquid to a glass of orange juice – seems such a waste to throw it away.
  2. Mix everything together.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan and, if you’ve got time and inclination, test-fry a bit of your mixture so that you can check it for seasoning.
  4. Form the mix into flat patties (you’ll probably need to spoon them in and then shape with the spoon). Fry over a medium heat till brown and crisp on both sides.

These are delicious with a hot tomato sauce, a sweet chilli dipping sauce or make great ‘burgers’ in a bun with salad and relish. And they’re good cold too.

Joseph Joseph chopping boardHave a look at some of the other kitchen equipment we always take camping – like Joseph Joseph knives with safety sheaths and built-in sharpeners, a collapsible colander (make sure you get one with holes in the side as well as the bottom) and a sturdy but light chopping board that hinges to tip food into the pan.

More camp cooking favourites here. And more general recommended camping equipment here.


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