Courgette Blini Recipe

Courgette blini on a white plate served with sour cream and parsley on top

Our courgette blini recipe is a quick and easy breakfast option, with only a few ingredients used. The recipe can be adjusted to your taste by taking out or replacing any of the optional ingredients with something else you’d prefer.

To start with, you’ll need:

Half grated courgette near the grater


  • Oil for frying
  • 2 large or 4 small courgettes
  • 1-2 potato(es), as to your liking (optional, but potatoes give this dish extra texture)
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • Sour cream and parsley or dill to serve (optional)


1. Start with grating both courgettes and potato(es). Add a pinch of salt and squeeze out any excess liquid. You can squeeze the mixture by hand or use a sieve by gently pressing on the mixture until there is almost no liquid left. Chef’s tip - the less liquid left in the mixture, the less flour will be required.

2. Add 2 tbsp of flour, another pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well, add the eggs and mix again.

3. Heat a little oil in a frying pan on a medium heat and once the oil is hot, make the blinis using a spoon. To make sure they are well-cooked, try and make them the same size and thickness. Cook until golden brown on both sides.

4. Serve warm with optional sour cream and parsley or dill on top.

Courgette bini on a white plate

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