This courgette fritter tray bake is an easier and healthier alternative to traditional fried courgette fritters. Be sure to give that crispy topping a quick scrape with a knife before you start slicing; it’ll be a guaranteed winner! It’s a versatile dish that you can prep for a weekend lunch or mid-week dinner quickly and easily and can be served as a side, a light lunch with a salad, or even as a healthy snack between meals.
For this healthy Courgette Fritter Tray Bake, you’ll need:
- 3 medium courgettes, grated
- 1 tbsp garlic granules (or 3 fresh cloves, minced)
- 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp flour (any..I used gram (chickpea) flour)
- 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- S&P to taste
- Fresh herbs (such as chopped parsley or dill), optional
- Olive oil for drizzling
Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F). Grease or line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
If time allows, put the grated courgettes in a colander, sprinkle with a little salt, and let them sit for about 10-15 minutes to draw out excess water. Then, squeeze the grated courgettes with a clean kitchen towel to remove as much water as possible.
You can skip this step if you’re making this to serve immediately. The end result will be a little more watery, but otherwise perfectly edible!
In a mixing bowl, combine the grated courgettes, garlic granules, eggs, flour, 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (retaining the rest for the top), salt, pepper, and fresh herbs if using. Mix until well combined.
Oil a baking tray with olive oil, ensuring that it is well coated. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tray and spread it evenly…a thinner layer (around 2 inches) will cook more quickly.
Sprinkle the remaining parmesan evenly over the top and finish with a little drizzle of olive oil.
Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the top bake is golden brown and cooked through. Return to the oven if necessary.
This can also be cooked in an air fryer.
Once done, remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before slicing into squares or rectangles.
Fancy another courgette fritter recipe? Try these individual Courgette and Sweetcorn Fritters. And if you’re looking for a heartier way to serve courgettes, this delicious Aubergine and Courgette Moussaka is well worth trying.