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Healthy Courgette Fritters

Savor the crispiness of my Healthy Courgette Fritters, a delicious fusion of grated courgettes and potatoes seasoned to perfection.

These golden-brown delights offer a delightful contrast of textures, with a crunchy exterior giving way to a fluffy and tender interior. Packed with nutritious goodness from wholesome vegetables, these fritters are pan-fried to golden perfection without compromising on flavor.

Whether you enjoy them as a light snack, a side dish, or the centerpiece of a meal, these tasty courgetter delights promise to tantalize your taste buds and impress your friends and family.

Explore the joy of wholesome eating with this simple yet satisfying recipe.

Nutritional Facts:

The humble courgette, also known as zucchini, is packed with essential nutrients and offers a range health benefits. Furthermore, they are relatively inexpensive and always easy to get hold. Here are just five reasons to include more courgettes into your diet:

  1. Low in Calories: Courgettes are very low in calories, making them an excellent choice for those looking to manage their weight. A 200 gr serving of sliced courgettes contains only about 30 calories, making them a great option for filling up without overloading on calories.
  2. Rich in Nutrients: Despite being low in calories, courgettes are rich in essential nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, folate, and fiber. These nutrients play various roles in maintaining overall health, including supporting immune function, promoting healthy vision, and regulating blood pressure.
  3. High in Antioxidants: Courgettes are a great source of antioxidants, including carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants help protect the body against oxidative stress and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers.
  4. Supports Digestive Health: Courgettes are high in dietary fiber, which is essential for maintaining digestive health. Fiber adds bulk to stool, promoting regular bowel movements and preventing constipation. Additionally, the fiber in courgettes helps to support gut health by feeding beneficial gut bacteria.
  5. Hydration and Electrolyte Balance: Courgettes have a high water content, which helps keep the body hydrated and supports overall hydration status. They also contain electrolytes such as potassium, which play a vital role in maintaining fluid balance, regulating blood pressure, and supporting muscle function.

Incorporating a few more courgettes into your diet can be an excellent way to boost your nutrient intake, support overall health, and enjoy delicious meals. Whether roasted, grilled, sautéed, or incorporated into soups and stews, courgettes offer versatility and nutritional benefits that make them a valuable addition to any diet.


  • 1 flax egg*
  • 2 small courgettes, grated
  • 1 large potato, grated
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 75 grams + 1 tbsp whole wheat flour (or flour of choice)
  • 1 handful fresh basil (finely chopped or 2 tsp dried basil) + more for garnish
  • 1 handful resh oregano (finely chopped or 2 tsp dried oregano) + more for garnish
  • 1 tsp salt (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (for frying)

Suggested Toppings

  • Beetroot hummus or guacolmole
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh oregano


  • Make the flax egg and allow to sit for a at least 5 minutes. Then add the grated courgette and potato to a fine mesh strainer and push out any extra water with a spatula or the back of a spoon.
  • Using a wooden spoon or spatula, combine the flax egg, courgette, potato, onion, flour, basil, oregano, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Combine until your mixture is sticky.**
  • Preheat large heavy bottom frying pan over medium-high heat. While the pan heats, use your hands to form fritters into palm-sized balls, then flatten, like a burger.
  • Place the fritters onto a piece of baking paper or other non-stick surface.
  • Once the pan is hot, add a 1 tbsp of coconut oil and spread it around the pan. Allow the oil to heat for 15-20 seconds, then add in 3-5 fritters.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until crispy, then set on a paper towel to soak up any excess oil. For the second round, add in a little more coconut oil (if needed) and repeat cooking process.

*3 tbsp flaxseed meal + 2.5 tbsp water

**If the mixture if too wet, add 1 tbsp of flour and retest.