Keto Courgette Cheese Fritters with Spicy Tomato Relish

Keto Courgette Cheese Fritters

These courgette cheese fritters are enhanced by the addition of a spicy tomato relish, which really is the star of the show as it cuts through the richness and adds a spicy, sweet and acidic freshness. These fritters may be a little too rich and too high in protein to be served as a side dish, but they will make a great breakfast or light lunch option at 2.6g carbs per serving. Squeezing all the moisture from the grated courgettes is essential, and I used a piece of inexpensive muslin / cheesecloth to do this and I highly advise you do too. Be sure to check out the other Breakfast ideas on the site.

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Carbs 2.6g
(4.8%); Fat 17g (71.8%); Protein 13g (23.3%)
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Keto Courgette Cheese Fritters with Spicy Tomato Relish
Deliciously filling courgette cheese fritters, coming in at 2.6g carbs per serving- including the spicy tomato relish which is essential to finishing the dish. (One serving = 2 fritters)
Courgette Cheese Fritters
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Rating: 4.67
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Course Breakfast, Light Meals
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
fritters
Ingredients
  • 570 g grated courgette
  • 150 g Cheddar cheese grated
  • 25 g Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and white pepper
  • olive oil
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes diced small
  • 1 small red chili finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
Course Breakfast, Light Meals
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
fritters
Ingredients
  • 570 g grated courgette
  • 150 g Cheddar cheese grated
  • 25 g Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and white pepper
  • olive oil
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes diced small
  • 1 small red chili finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
Courgette Cheese Fritters
Votes: 6
Rating: 4.67
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Instructions
  1. After grating the courgettes, grab small handfuls and squeeze out all excess moisture and place into a separate bowl. This is an ESSENTIAL step but can be time-consuming. If you have muslin / cheesecloth at hand, wrap the grated courgette in muslin before squeezing and discarding the excess moisture from the courgettes. My mixture started at 570g / 20oz and reduced to 440g / 15.5oz after squeezing. Yours should be something similar.
  2. Add the grated Cheddar and Parmesan to the bowl of courgettes and mix well.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add this to the courgette/cheese mixture. Season the mixture well with salt and white pepper.
  4. Working in batches, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large, non-stick pan over moderately high heat and drop in 4 spoonful’s (approximately 60g / 2oz each) into the pan. Cook until golden and turn gently, cooking the underside until golden. Remove and place onto a tray lined with baking paper and keep warm in the oven. Wipe the pan clean and repeat the process until all the fritters are cooked.
  5. While the courgette cheese fritters are keeping warm, make a quick relish by combining the chopped cherry tomatoes with the minced chili. Stir in the white wine vinegar and serve the relish on top of the warm fritters.
  6. The full macro-breakdown (and allergens) can be found further down this page (keep scrolling), as well as the link to PIN THE RECIPE (for those on Pinterest).
Recipe Notes

You will likely use approx. 3 tablespoons olive oil in total when frying the courgette cheese fritters, and this was how the macros were calculated. Having a roll of muslin / cheesecloth in the kitchen is especially useful for squeeeezing all the moisture from the courgettes.

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Macro Details per serving (2 fritters with relish)
4.8%      Carbs
23.3%    Protein
71.8%    Fat

Nutritional Information per serving (2 fritters with relish)
Calories                         217Kcal / 921kJ
Fat                                  17g
of which saturates       7g
Carbohydrates             2.6g (for my US readers, these are what you refer to as net carbs. See below*)
of which sugars           2.5g
Fibre                               2g
Protein                           13g

*Note for US readers: The recipes on this site show the carbohydrates which should be counted on keto (in this case: it's 2.6g). Here in the UK, our nutritional breakdown information displays a carbohydrate count that has already had the dietary fibre subtracted (and displayed separately) - and it’s indicated this way throughout the site. In short, you need not subtract anything further.

Allergens
Eggs
Milk
Sulphites

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