This recipe for oven baked courgette fritters is perfect for the busy mom. The best part about this is you can cut nice squares to add to lunch boxes. And you can change the vegetables to what is in season.
I have had many people commenting regarding our booze ban. When South Africa went into hard lockdown 11 months ago, there were a few priorities. We all had to stay home and only go out for essentials. These did not include alcohol and cigarettes, as well as many other items. In this time, our hospitals aimed to gear up for the expected Covid-19 patients. Alcohol related trauma cases apply a great deal of stress on our hospitals. And the reasoning behind banning the sale of alcohol was to ensure the trauma wards had space for the wave of people expected to succumb to the virus. There was also a curfew in place to ensure the roads were empty at night. As another leading cause of hospital admissions is car accidents, this too made sense. Eventually our booze ban was lifted and curfew relaxed. But in December that all changed.
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The second wave hit us, and hit us badly. Our recovery rate which had been over 90% dropped to under 80%. Hospital admissions crept up slowly but surely. And more and more people were becoming infected. At the end of the month our President announced a ban on the sale and on-site consumption of alcohol. And curfew was earlier in the evening. Whereas many people bemoaned the fact, I am sure the Doctors and Nurses did not. For the first time ever Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, which is the third largest in the country, had not one alcohol related trauma on New Years’ Eve. Part of the mission had been accomplished. As soon as our hospital cases came down and our recovery rate went up, we could go out and buy alcohol again. The timing was perfect as we were down to our last bottle of whisky.
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Oven Baked Courgette Fritters
- 2 eggs
- 200 g courgettes, grated
- 100 g self raising flour
- 80 g cheddar cheese, grated
- 80 mls milk
- 5 mls baking powder
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
- Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
- Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk to slacken
- Add the courgettes, flour, cheese, milk and baking powder
- Stir to combine then season to taste
- Pour the batter into a lined brownie tin and flatten as best as you can
- Place into the oven and bake for 25 minutes
- Remove from the oven and tip out onto a cutting board
- Cut into squares or strips and serve
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime February 26:
For my non-South African readers, have you had a booze ban where you live?
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