Cottage Cheese, Carrot, Zucchini and Basil Fritters

Chock full of creamy goodness and fresh, healthy vegies and to give you a satisfying and filling ‘crunch’.

Ingredients

Serves 4 (Makes 8 fritters)

  • 250g Brancourts cottage cheese (Classic, Protein+)
  • 2 free – range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons shredded basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1 zucchini (about 130g), coarsely grated
  • 1 carrot, (about 180g) peeled & coarsely grated
  • ½ teaspoon flaked salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

To serve

  • Extra cottage cheese
  • Whole baby basil leaves
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Method

In a bowl combine the cottage cheese, eggs, basil and flour. Stir well then add the zucchini and carrot, season with salt and pepper and stir again to combine.

Place a large frying pan over medium heat.  Add 1 tablespoon olive oil then using ¼ cup measure to make 4 fritters. Cook for about 3 minutes until the fritter feels firm enough to turn over with an egg slide and is golden. Cook the other side for 3 minutes.

Remove to a side plate and heat remaining oil then cook 4 more fritters.

Serve two fritters per person topped with extra cottage cheese, baby basil leaves and a drizzle of olive oil.