These fritters are seriously the best. The quinoa adds a little nuttiness to the batter and is another way to used up that sourdough discard. Ok to be honest here, I had a bunch of stuff that was not quite enough to make a whole meal and I HATE throwing food away, like really HATE it. So I thought why not make fritters out of it. You can make fritter out of just about anything. I had 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa, a very limp, sad, looking zucchini and of course sourdough discard because now that I’ve started making sourdough and created the monster that is sourdough I have so much discard!!!! Anyway I digress. As with a lot of my recipes I threw a bunch of thing in together and Ta Da’. These amazing fritters were born. They are seriously delicious, keep really well in the fridge, reheat perfectly and freeze like a dream. The reason they keep so well is the sourdough culture, the fermentation extend the life and freshness of things you make with it. You will need sourdough starter so click here to get the recipe for the starter. I guess the moral of the story is experiment and don’t be afraid of failure, these could have rubbish and no one would have know. ( I just would have been cross that I wasted food) Have fun, cooking & food are about shared experiences, experiments, making memories & enjoyment. X Kerri
Sourdough Zucchini Quinoa Fritters
- 1 cup sourdough starter
- 1 tsp bicarb soda
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 egg beaten
- 0.5 cup milk or milk substitute
- 0.5 cooked quinoa
- 1 grated zucchini
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, bi-carb soda & salt.
- Add the grated zucchini, cooked quinoa, sourdough starter, half of the milk, egg & oil. Mix until combined. Add more milk until mixture is a thick batter consistency.
- Heat the frying pan on a medium heat & spray with cooking spray.
- Spoon ¼ cup of batter in to the hot pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes then flip. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until fritter is golden and cooked through.
- Remove to a plate and cover with a tea towel to keep warm while you finish cooking the others.