Baby marrow fritters

Baby marrows are very versatile and add extra fibre and flavour to this snack.

Ready in

45 mins

Serving size

Makes 25


  • 1 ½ cups (375 ml) wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
  • 1 cup (250 ml) buttermilk or maas
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 baby marrows, coarsely grated
  • 6 tbsp (90 ml) grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) sunflower or olive oil for frying


  1. Place dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Beat buttermilk and eggs together in a separate bowl. Stir buttermilk mixture into the dry mixture until well combined.
  2. Stir in the baby marrows and cheese and mix to form a thick batter.
  3. Heat half of the oil in a large frying pan and fry spoonfuls of the mixture until golden brown. Turn over and fry on the other side until golden brown and cooked. Drain on paper towel.
  4. Repeat with remaining mixture and more oil if necessary. Serve 3 fritters per person as a snack.


  1. Add a pinch of paprika to the batter, if preferred.
  2. Add chopped fresh origanum, thyme or even parsley to the mixture.
  3. Serve these fritters as a snack before a braai instead of crisps.

Baby marrow fritters

With just a few basic ingredients you can make these delicious Baby marrow fritters. They will easily become a family-favourite in any household.

Baby marrow fritters

This recipe is from Cooking from the heart, 2nd edition: Breakfast, Lunch and snacks

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