Back To Our Roots with Jane Grover

Jane takes us on a journey through her front yard garden where she explains the benefits of growing your own food seasonally and sustainably. We are inspired and left drooling as Jane gives us an insight into how easy and tasty growing your own food can be with a step-by-step guide to making her famous Sweet Corn and Zucchini Fritters.

 

Recipe

Sweet Corn and Zucchini Fritters

Makes 10 fritters

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Ingredients:

300g grated zucchini (1 large or 2 smaller zucchini)
1 tsp sea salt
300g corn kernels (2-3 corn cobs )
6 green shallots, finely chopped
handful parsley, finely chopped
handful dill, finely chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup (60ml) sour cream
½ cup (75g) unbleached plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground nutmeg
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
coconut oil for frying

Avocado salsa:

2 avocados
juice of 1 lime
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
To serve:
100g feta
1/3 cup almonds, roasted and smashed

Method

  1. Place the zucchini into a colander and mix through the sea salt. This will draw out the moisture. Set aside and prepare other ingredients.
  2. Drain the zucchini, squeezing any excess moisture out with your hands.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  4. Lightly grease a large frying pan with coconut oil, and heat over medium heat. Drop 1/3 cupfuls of batter into the pan, spreading out to 8cm diameter. Cook for 2 minutes, then turn over and cook for further 2 minutes, until golden brown. Keep warm on an oven tray in a very low oven, covered loosely with foil, while you cook the rest.
  5. While fritters are cooking make the salsa. Cut avocados in half, remove seed and skin. Chop flesh into large dice and mix with lime juice and olive oil.
  6. Serve fritters warm with avocado salsa, crumbled feta and smashed almonds.

GF option: Substitute unbleached plain flour with brown rice flour. Use gluten-free baking powder.