I recently discovered vegetable marrow. It’s very similar to zucchini but it’s a little less watery which makes it great for things like fritters so you don’t have to take the extra step of salting and draining the vegetable to get out the extra moisture. I am always short of time so I appreciate anything that cuts steps and makes my life a little easier.
Vegetable Marrow Fritters
Pair these fritters with a green salad for a lovely light dinner.
- olive oil for frying
- 1 large leek, sliced (about 4 cups)
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup feta cheese, diced
- 4 medium or 5 small vegetable marrow, grated (about 4 cups)
- Drizzle olive oil in frying pan and cook leeks over moderate heat for 5 minutes. Allow to cool while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
- In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl whisk eggs and milk then add to flour mixture and combine.
- Add leeks, feta and vegetable marrow to flour and egg mixture and combine.
- Heat olive oil in frying pan over medium heat. Adding heaping 1/4 cups of fritter mixture to pan and flatten. Fry for 5-7 minutes flipping halfway through.
- Serve with dipping sauce (see recipe below), sour cream or applesauce.
Fritters can be kept warm in oven. You can substitute veggie marrow with zucchini but you should salt it, let it sit, then drain off the excess water.
Yogurt and Dill Dipping Sauce
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp of salt
Combine ingredients in a small bowl and serve alongside fritters.