Two things I remember my nan cooking when I was little was silverside and fritters. The silverside always came with white sauce and the fritters were packed with leftover roast meats and vegetables and bubbled away in the electric frypan.
When I cooked a silverside on Thursday and only two of us were in for dinner I just knew I had to make fritters. We’re on a budget, uhuh I know…sooo boring, but if we want holidays we need to get thrifty which includes in the kitchen. I felt super thrifty making a meal out of leftovers, it’s something we never do because I have teenage sons who inhale food…for real! I also never make fritters instead preferring to buy them at the farmers market. Ummm, well that’s something that’s going to change because these fritters were so easy, in fact they were so easy I cooked a second batch and froze them for a midweek meal. Call me thrifty…I love it!!
WHAT TOU NEED…
1 1/2 cups sifted Self Raising flour.
1 cup of milk.
3/4 cup of corn kernels.
Handful chopped spring onions.
Handful finely chopped cabbage.
Handful fork pulled silverside (or any other meat)
Salt, pepper and any other herbs you like.
LET’S DO THIS…
I use a large serving spoon to dollop batter and spread it a little with the back of the spoon to achieve an even thickness in my fritter, start with the oil high and once warmed turn down to half heat so the fritter doesn’t burn.
I’m not bothered about getting a perfect shape, in fact the more rustic the better for me.
Drain on paper towel and serve.
Add a salad, some sour cream, relish, chutney or herbs, damn… add it all I say!!
There’s no hard or fast rules with what you add to your batter, any veg or meat you like will do. Try adding some feta, haloumi or seeded mustard for something different too. Adding some sweet chilli sauce or a squeeze of lemon is pretty darn tasty too 🙂
Fritters are perfect as a quick n easy meal or make bite sized fritters for the lunch box or a party nibble.
This recipe made 8 good sized fritters. If you want a recipe for slow cooking a silverside find one HERE.
Do you ever have leftovers? Got any good budget tips for me?