This made a lovely, soft, pancake like texture which would be great for babies first finger foods, either alongside traditional weaning or as part of baby led weaning.
Vegetable Fritters - makes approx 10
40g, 1.5oz Self Raising flour (or plain, all purpose flour with 1/2 tsp baking powder)
3 tbsp Milk
40g, 1.5oz Grated extra mature (extra sharp) cheddar
40g, 1.5oz Grated courgette (zucchini)
Spray oil or oil to cook.
Mix the egg, milk and flour together to make a batter. Whisk out any lumps.
Add in the courgette (zucchini) and cheese.
Preheat a non stick pan on a medium heat and oil lightly or use spray oil. Fry tbsp of the mixture, probably about 3-4 max at any time until the bases are brown (better to cook too slowly rather than too quickly to ensure they cook through.)
Flip and cook the other side; maybe 2-3 minutes each side.
Serve with an assortment of vegetables. My son really liked these. The cheesiness is unexpected but really comes through. This would be a great way to get some veggies into children who are a bit more fussy.
It just so happens that January's Family Foodies challenge is all about 'hidden goodies'. Is there a more appropriate challenge for Mamacook? I think not! So I've submitted this along with a few other recipes to Bangers and Mash and Eat your veg's challenge: