Vegie Fritters

These Vegie Fritters from Donna Hay are one of our favourite after-school-snacks that can carry on through the school holidays too!


  • 2 cups (320g) grated zucchini (courgette) (about 2 zucchinis)
  • 1½ cups (210g) grated carrot (about 2 carrots)
  • 150g feta, crumbled (gives good flavour)
  • ⅓ cup (25g) finely grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup (70g) wholemeal spelt flour
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Using absorbent kitchen paper or a clean tea towel, squeeze any liquid from the zucchini (to help the fritters hold together).
  2. Place the zucchini, carrot, feta, parmesan and honey in a big bowl. Crack the eggs on top and mix well to combine, using a spatula. With a sifter or sieve, sift the flour, salt and pepper into the bowl and mix until everything is really well combined.
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. In batches of 3 or 4, spoon ¼-cups (60ml) of the mixture into the pan and flatten with a turner or spatula (you can make any size you like, but smallish ones are easier to flip). Cook fritters for 3–4 minutes each side or until they’re golden brown and cooked through, using a turner to flip them. Add more oil to the pan as you need it.
  4. Stack and serve the fritters warm from the pan, topped, if you like, with some natural yoghurt or the hummus. Makes 12

basics to brilliance kids by donna hay


Look for Basics To Brilliance Kids by Donna Hay, $45.00 and is available in stores nationally