panic & patties to start the week
I locked Misty AND my car keys AND my wallet/mobile in the car yesterday.
Not my finest moment…. but thank thank thank goodness gracious for those speedy-roadside-assist-angels. Now I am more than happy to pay insurance if it means my sweltering child was rescued from his perspiringly hot prison in less than 15 minutes (with “The Wheels on the Bus” being sung by yours truly no less than 65 times in the same period of time).
Apparently it happens all the time. Or maybe my rescuer was just trying to make me feel better?
Anyway, after that dramatic segment to my Monday, I had little brain power left to come up with something for dinner (aside from a half litre of vodka for myself) – enter the pattie/fritter.
I have posted a LOT of pattie/fritter recipes over the course of my blogging foray…. they are quick to prepare, use up annoying scraps in the fridge, great for toddlers and adults alike, and are super cheap. Lot’s of winning for the pattie.
Here’s a few kiddo-inspired patties, that have gone down a treat with my little one:
- 1 small zuccinni
- 1/2C corn kernels
- 1/8t sea salt
- Black pepper to taste
- 1 large (organic, free range) egg
- 1T milk
- 1/4C crumbled feta
- 3T chickpea flour
- 1T chopped fresh basil
- 1/4t baking powder
- Pinch of dried chilli flakes (optional)
- Coconut oil/pure butter for cooking
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, adding in the baking powder last.
- Heat your oven to 180 degrees C.
- Heat oil/butter in a large frypan… the trick here is to just seal the fritter, and finish it off in the oven. Cook for 2 minutes each side, and then transfer to a lined baking sheet.
- Cook for about 10 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch.
- Serve with a nice fresh salad, heaps of guacamole and some sweet chilli sauce.
So there you have it, an easy Fridge Scrapings style meal – using up odds and ends from the fridge, while not draining your brain of the 5% of functioning power it has left after the stress attack of being the worst Mama in the world. Now where’s that valium?