Silver Beet Fritters
These are a great way to use up all that silver beet growing in your garden! Packed with vitamins and minerals, they work well as a light snack, breakfast or brunch option. Great for kids to get a few more greens into them!
SILVER BEET FRITTERS
½ bunch of silverbeet, washed and coarsely chopped
150 gm (1 cup) self-raising flour
30 gm finely grated parmesan
½ clove of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
1egg, lightly beaten
60 ml (¼ cup) olive oil
To serve: lemon wedges (optional)
1. Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil. Blanch silverbeet until stems are tender (4-5 minutes). Drain and cool to room temperature. Transfer to a bowl, add flour, parmesan, garlic, parsley and egg and mix to combine, adding a little water to bring mixture together if too dry. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
2. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and fry tablespoons of mixture in batches until golden and cooked through (1-2 minutes each side). Serve with lemon wedges, or home made relish.