Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Zucchini Balls

These are great, simple and easy to make.

You will need:

6          large courgettes or zucchinis
2          Eggs
1          large white onion
2/3       Garlic cloves
1          Cup of breadcrumbs
            A handful of Parsley – roughly chopped
            Pinch of salt
150g    Feta cheese – crumbled
2 tsp    Oregano
1 tsp   Ground black pepper
2 tbs    Plain flour
            Olive oil – enough to fill a frying pan to a depth of 1cm

Using a cheese grater, grate the zucchinis and the onion into a large mixing bowl.

Let this bowl stand for about 10 mins so that all the juice has a chance to settle at the bottom. Poor the juice out and then add the eggs, parsley, flour, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and oregano to the bowl and mix together with your hands. The mix should be firm enough so that when you make a ball it sticks together.

Put a frying pan on a medium/high heat and pour in the oil, let this get nice and hot and then start adding the zucchini balls. It is best to make them as you add them to the oil. The balls should be just smaller than the palm of your hand.

Add the balls to the pan and let them fry for about 4 mins, have a look at the underside which should be a dark golden brown. Once they are at this stage you will need to turn them over.

When both sides are golden brown take them out of the pan and place onto a plate which has some paper towel on it to absorb the excess oil.

Serve warm.    

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