Courgette fritters with smoked trout and poached egg

These tasty fritters make a wonderful brunch or lunch dish, topped with heart-healthy smoked Irish Trout and a poached egg.
  • Prep time:
    20 minutes
  • Cooking time:
    5 minutes
  • Serves:


To make the courgette fritters, place the grated courgette in a colander or sieve, set over a bowl and sprinkle lightly with one teaspoon of salt. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.

Using your hands, squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the courgettes and transfer to a large bowl.

Add the flour, one egg and the spring onions. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.

Heat the oil over a medium-high heat. Scoop four tablespoons of the courgette mixture into the pan, pressing them lightly into rounds and spacing them at least two inches apart.

Cook the courgette fritters for two to three minutes, then flip and cook for another two minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a paper towel and immediately sprinkle with salt.

Meanwhile, poach the two remaining eggs for approximately four minutes.

To assemble, divide the fitters between the plates, top with the smoked trout, the poached egg, and the chives.

Season with salt and pepper, and serve.


400g courgettes, grated

1 teaspoon salt

100g flour

3 large eggs

50g spring onions, sliced

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper                                                               

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

100g cold smoked trout

Chopped fresh chives, to garnish


Smoked trout available from Goatsbridge Rainbow Trout 

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