Little Baskets

Little Baskets

  • Servings: 8
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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These baskets would make a cute little appearance as starter or side.

This really creative Lady has heavily inspired this recipe. I have added courgettes, sweet potatoes and cheese 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of ready made puff pastry
  • 1 courgette, cut in thin disks
  • 1 big potato, cut in thin disks
  • 1 sweet potato, cut in thin disks
  • cheese, cut in long sticks

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C. Unroll the puff pastry and cut lines to make strips of roughly 5cm in width. Each strip will make a basket.
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  3. Place one disk of potato, one disk of courgette and one disk of sweet potato, covering half the width of the strip, and repeat for the full lenght of the strip. Place sticks of cheese at the bottom.
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  5. Fold the bottom of the puff pastry strip on the disks and cheese. Then roll it and put it in a cupcake tin.
  6. Repeat for the 9 strips.
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  8. Cook in the oven for 20 mins. If conventional oven, keep the tray quite low, to prevent the vegetables from burining.
  9. When cooked, place them on a rack to cool down.
  10. Eat.
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Courgette Patties

Courgette Patties

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 15 mins
  • Difficulty: very easy
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I made this recipe hoping my kids would enjoy some hidden veggies… well, I had lots and lots of patties today 🙂

This dish is best served with Tzatziki and a nice fresh rocket salad, or in a bap as veggie-hamburger and sprinkled with fresh mint.

Confession: I think I have started blogging my recipes only to be able to take a photo of a stack of patties and post it. What a satisfacion!

Ingredients

  • 1 courgette
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 glass of milk
  • 3 tbsp of flour
  • 3 tbsp of breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Grate the courgettes with a large cheese grater. Sprinkle it with salt and squeeze the excess water out.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Preheat a non-stick frying pan with a teaspoon of oil (just to make sure it will really be non stick), then make little patties with a heaped tablespoon of the mixture. Pat them flat and cook 3 minutes each side, or until cookeed, on a medium heat.

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