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Courgette and pea fritters

14 August 2019

If you're growing your own courgettes and looking for tasty ways to use them up these quick and easy courgette and pea fritters are perfect for a lunch or supper.

Courgette and pea fritters
Courgette and pea fritters

Preparation time

5 minutes

Cooking time

15 minutes




  • 120g courgette, grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 50g frozen peas
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Vegetable oil for frying


1. Season the courgette with salt and pepper.

2. Whisk together the egg, baking powder and flour in a bowl.

3. Squeeze any excess water out of the courgette and then add the courgette and the peas to the batter in the bowl.

4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan and when hot, drop in heaped tablespoons of the courgette mixture.

5. Use the back of a spoon to flatten the fritter into the pan.

6. Fry each fritter for 1-2 minutes, until golden brown on each side.

7. Remove the fritters from the pan and serve.

Growing courgettes

Alasdair Urquhart, Haskins’ in-house plant expert, says “Depending on weather and growing conditions, August and September tend to provide the best picking opportunities for courgettes. As they should now be in season, the humble courgette can be used in numerous dishes and one of our favourites is using them to make your own fritters. “Even if you haven’t had time to grow your own courgettes, you can still follow our step-by-step recipe.”

“This recipe is perfect for using up any abundance of courgette from the garden. And works well served with mango chutney or soured cream on the side. Courgettes are at their best when they around 10cm and this is the ideal time to pick them. If you leave them to grow any longer, they tend to lose flavour and texture.” Haskins has centres in Ferndown in Dorset, West End in Southampton and Roundstone and Snowhill in West Sussex. For more information visit

Read our guide to growing your own courgettes

Visit our courgette recipe hub for more delicious ideas for using up your courgette glut

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