I really LOVE vegetarian food. I used to be a vego a while back. But when I was pregnant I started really LOVING MEAT!
Anyway I still eat meat now, just not so often. I prefer quality over quantity.
My family and I dont eat meat everyday. So its a challenge to come up with healthy vegetarian food, that is delicious. Not just having chips and salad all the time :P
I have been using a lot of quinoa lately, I adore it. Sweet or savoury, it works for both, amazing stuff!
These fritters freeze very well, that's why I love making them. Any recipe that freezes well, is a keeper in my book. I have to always have something on hand just in case I can't be bothered to whip something up. Or just in case people come over!
2 small cans creamed corn, doesn't need to be creamed
1 zucchini grated
1/4 cup dry quinoa cooked
1/4 cup grated hard cheese, whatever cheese you like, I used pecorino
1/4 cup goats cheese feta
4 spring onions
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 eggs beaten
mixed herbs, use as much as you want, I used coriander, mint and Vietnamese mint
1/2 cup plain flour, or potato flour
2 teaspoons baking powder*
salt and pepper to taste
Fry the onions, garlic and cumin in a little olive oil, set aside to cool.
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, including the onion mixture.
Shallow fry about 2 tablespoons sized patty's in olive oil, for a few minutes each side. Drain on paper towel, or they get soggy. Keep them warm in the oven or serve immediately.
These fritters are delicious served warm with a big dollop of Greek yoghurt.
*I have started adding baking powder to fritters, and found they come out fluffier. You can omit this for a denser, more pancake like fritter.