Marrow fritters with cottage cheese

Region: New Nordic Diet in Europe (Belarus)
Main components: marrow (zucchini), cottage cheese
Estimated cooking time: 30 minutes

Now is the ‘share marrow’ (zucchini) season in Belarus: funny time when people harvest marrows in kitchen-gardens… and as they cultivate much more marrows than can eat, they share the marrows with family, friends and colleagues 🙂 My mum received some marrows from friends, let’s cook them! 🙂

Marrow fritters is quite traditional dish for Belarus, but usually they are cooked with a lot of flour. Current recipe is more healthier: we use only a bit of semolina and add cottage cheese to increase protein level.


  1. Marrow – 250g
  2. Onion – 60g (one small onion)
  3. Cottage cheese (I took 0% fat) – 70g
  4. Egg –  1
  5. Semolina –  2 table spoons
  6. Salt –  2 pinches
  7. Canola oil –  10g

How to cook:

  1. Our ingredients: Marrow fritters with cottage cheese - ingredients
  2. Peel the marrow and grate it. Add salt to the marrow and let it stay for 10 minutes. After – remove all isolated water.Marrow fritters with cottage cheese - grated marrow with salt
  3. Cut the onion into small pieces.
  4. Mix marrow with onion, cottage cheese, egg and semolina. Let the mix stay for 10 minutes. If much water appeared again, remove it. Marrow fritters with cottage cheese - ready for baking
  5. Fry fritters on canola oil about 3 minutes from each side.
  6. We do not add flour to the dough, so fritters can be a bit wet after frying. I put them into microwave for 3-4 minutes – it makes extra water to vaporize.

Healthy cooking!
Marrow fritters with cottage cheese - ready for eating

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