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Fritters mussel courgette or banana

Fritters: mussel, courgette or banana Serves 6


350g mussel meat,finely chopped, or 3 courgettes grated

4 eggs

2 cups wholemeal flour

½ cup parsley, chopped

2 spring onions, chopped

2/3 cup reduced-fat milk

½ cup reduced-fat yoghurt, unsweetened

2 tsp baking powder

2 Tbsp oil

Makes 24 fritters


  1. Mix together gently; chopped mussels, eggs, flour, parsley, spring onion, milk, yoghurt and baking powder
  2. Heat a large heavy-based frying pan using a little oil at a time
  3. Drop 2 tablespoons of batter into pan for each fritter
  4. Cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through

Serve with green salad and or seasonal vegetables

Variation Banana Fritters:

Substitute the mussel meat or courgettes for 350g banana or 3 medium bananas; replace the parsley and spring onions with ½ cup sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon

This meal can be found in the Affordable Eats cook book put out by The Heart Foundation in conjunction with the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. You can download a copy here: