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Peas & feta fritters

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fritter recipe, fritters
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 fritters

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup of peas I used frozen as I couldn’t find fresh English peas this week
  • 3 1/2 oz feta
  • 1 onion
  • Some Italian parsley, chives and basil (or any herb of choice really)
  • Organic virgin coconut oil for frying lighter / healthier than other frying oils
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Wash the herbs and chop finely in a small food processor (or by hand). Set aside.
  • Dice the onion, cut up the feta and mash grossly with a fork. If you use frozen peas, rinse under warm water and let thaw for a few minutes. (If you use fresh, put them in boiling salted water for about 2 minutes and drain).
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, egg and milk to obtain a smooth mixture.
  • Add the peas, mashed feta, herbs and onions. Salt & pepper to taste.
  • Put some coconut oil in a frying pan and melt at high heat so you have a couple of inches of liquid oil.
  • Pour a spoonful of batter into the oil and fry until golden brown, turning the fritter over regularly, much like a pancake (I fried three fritters at a time given the size of my pan). Set aside on a paper towel to absorb excess grease.
  • Note: I had to add some coconut oil for every batch as it absorbs a lot.
  • Serve warm with a salad. A simple endive salad with Julia Child’s classic French lemon vinaigrette makes for a bit of tangy slightly bitter crunch which marries itself nicely to the richness of the fritter.
  • (We had some leftovers, which we warmed up in the microwave, it’s still good, but less crunchy than fresh off the pan.)

Notes

Age: Obviously a treat for the whole family, and great finger food for toddlers 12 months and above.
Health benefits: Coconut oil has some saturated fatty acids like capric acid and lauric acid that raise the level of good cholesterol, lower bad cholesterol, boost immunity and fight aging (among other benefits). So this is as healthy a way to fry food as we’re going to get 🙂