Ijjeh – Marrow Fritters Recipe

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Delights that are golden brown, crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. They are incredibly easy to make and the ideal way to use baby marshmallows.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 mins
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 ¼ cup Marrow (shredded, also called Courgettes, 'Koosa' in Arabic)
 ¼ cup Carrots (shredded)
 ½ tbsp Parsley (chopped)
 ½ Garlic cloves
 ¼ Onions (small)
  cup All purpose flour (white)
 ¼ tbsp Cornstarch
 ¼ tsp Salt
  tsp Black pepper
 ¼ tsp Safflower ('Usfur' in Arabic)
 ¼ tsp Cumin (powder)
 ½ Eggs
 Sunflower oil


1

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and let it cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.

2

To fry the fritters, fill a pot with some sunflower oil (about 8 cm from the bottom of the pot). Heat the oil on high until it is hot enough for frying (10-15 minutes) then lower the heat to medium. Using a normal tablespoon, take a large scoop of the batter and put it into the hot oil. Wait 2 seconds, then using the back of the same tablespoon push the frying batter to the bottom of the pan to flatten it out a bit. Turn the fritters over as they fry to cook evenly on both sides. Remove the fritters once the edges turn brown but the middle still has some lighter areas. Careful not to fry them for too long as they continue to go brown after you remove them because of the oil. Put the fried fritters on a plate with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

Ingredients

 ¼ cup Marrow (shredded, also called Courgettes, 'Koosa' in Arabic)
 ¼ cup Carrots (shredded)
 ½ tbsp Parsley (chopped)
 ½ Garlic cloves
 ¼ Onions (small)
  cup All purpose flour (white)
 ¼ tbsp Cornstarch
 ¼ tsp Salt
  tsp Black pepper
 ¼ tsp Safflower ('Usfur' in Arabic)
 ¼ tsp Cumin (powder)
 ½ Eggs
 Sunflower oil

Directions

1

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and let it cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.

2

To fry the fritters, fill a pot with some sunflower oil (about 8 cm from the bottom of the pot). Heat the oil on high until it is hot enough for frying (10-15 minutes) then lower the heat to medium. Using a normal tablespoon, take a large scoop of the batter and put it into the hot oil. Wait 2 seconds, then using the back of the same tablespoon push the frying batter to the bottom of the pan to flatten it out a bit. Turn the fritters over as they fry to cook evenly on both sides. Remove the fritters once the edges turn brown but the middle still has some lighter areas. Careful not to fry them for too long as they continue to go brown after you remove them because of the oil. Put the fried fritters on a plate with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

Ijjeh – Marrow Fritters Recipe

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