22 Jul 2008

Breakfast IV: A recipe

Zucchini Fritters

1 zucchini
1 small carrot
1/2 Spanish onion finely sliced
1/4 cup self-raising flour
1-2 tsp of cumin seeds
2 eggs separated

Coarsely grate zucchini and carrot a nd place in a large bowl, add onion, flour and cumin seeds and toss. Stir egg yolks through and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Whisk egg whites to firm peaks and gently fold through fritter mixture. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan - put two/three full tablespoons of mixture in the pan and cook for about two minutes on either side.


  1. Looks like a great breakfast Emily. I'll have to try that one soon. Beautiful photos too. =)

  2. Looks tasty.

    Are they fritters as heavy as the might seem?

  3. That looks great - I am definitely going to make that myself - is it a middle eastern recipe?

  4. And I love your blog too - especially these breakfast posts. They've been awesome. They correspond nicely to these posts I'm reading over here:


    the breakfast part becomes more relevant as you read through the series!

    thanks for your answers to my conundrums!!!

  5. Okay, you're going to be very proud of me today. Not only did I just clear my plate of these delicious fritters, which are unbelievably satisfying to eat - I also finally got around to downloading Rodrigo y Gabriela's album from iTunes, and I'm listening to it as I type. The music is making want to jump and dance all around the house. I'm calling it a break through.

  6. Chris,
    I didn't find them heavy - but that's totally subjective; I think the more finely greated the vegetables the lighter they will become - the folding of eggwhites also adds a kind of lightness.

    Dear Mechelle- its not middle-eastern that I know of; but they are great lovers of cumin aren't they - and while I was in Morocco they did serve savory omlette things for breakfast.

    Mrs Emma
    (it doesn't seem right to not to include some sort of "Mrs" - not implying that you're married to yourself or anything!) - it was a pleasure to try answering some of your conundrums - and I will definitely look up those links!

    Oh Allison,
    How did I know you'd like them! And they really really do make you want to move... I'm glad the fritters worked out as well!


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