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Fiona's Fillable Finger Food Patties

Always nice to hear from someone who appreciates our efforts (although by the sounds of things it’s really Moomin’s efforts). Even nicer when she pays it forward with another recipe. Thanks Fiona.

“Since I’ve had so many great ideas from your blog (I’m about to try the chickpea burgers) I thought I’d share one back.  This has been our favourite ‘staple’ finger food for going out and about and can be varied in lots of ways.
Fiona’s Finger Food Patties
3 tablespoons plain flour
3 tablespoons milk
1 egg
a little butter for frying
the filling of your choice
  • crack the egg into the four and mix well
  • add milk a little at a time to form smooth batter
  • add some filling – I’ve used: mashed banana and cinammon, green beans and cheese, peas, sweetcorn, leftover sweet potato – you get the idea
  • heat a frying pan with butter then when it is smoking slightly pour in fritter sized circles of batter (about a dssp each I reckon).  Cook over medium heat and when wee bubbles of air appear at the top, flip over and cook another couple of mins.
My baby loves these – they can be taken out and about easily…are nice on their own or spread with soft cheese or whatever else you fancy.”

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15 Responses to “Fiona's Fillable Finger Food Patties”

  1. Hattie says:

    Hi, just womdering if these can be frozen, do you know?

  2. Gallicgirl says:

    sorry, being a bit dim here. Is the batter runny like pancake batter or thick like dough?

    Do you just fold in whatever leftovers you have so it’s a bit like a frittata?

  3. Saira says:

    Oh my days! After trying so many of the recpies on here my lo loves this one the best! I hope I have finally found something she will eat as 2 months in & she’s still not taking a lot of food! I added tuna as that’s all I had in my cupboard! Thanks :-)

  4. Aitch says:

    oh that’s GREAT!and it seems really versatile so you can get her going with lots of other tastes as well.

  5. Laura says:

    LOVE this. Adapted it to have spinach in. Went down a treat. Half of it made my lunch too – mmmmmmmm!!!

  6. Rachelle Lawey says:

    made something like this before but this reminded me lol so just made it for lunch for me, 4 yr old and 7 month old! going down a treat!
    might try it with the tuna as someone else suggested!

  7. Vicky says:

    Sorry if I being stupid but is it ok to use formula milk in this recipe?

    • Aitch says:

      i would think so, but unless the baby has dairy issues you could use cow’s milk (and then have some yourself). the thing about cow’s milk is that it’s not appropriate as a sole source of nutrition, but there shouldn’t be a problem using it in cooking or on cereals etc.

  8. Jenny says:

    I just made these with peas and sweet potato. Only thing is the veg is kinda sitting in the middle of them. Are you supposed to mush up the filling so it combines more with the batter? Any helpful hints would be great! Thanks

  9. Danielle says:

    Hi can these be frozen???

  10. laffyray says:

    LOVE these. I made them too big the first time round and little one found it tricky to hold them as they kept flapping about, but since my second attempt, kept them about 4cm diameter and they have been a super hit. So far have made batches with grated courgette which I had to make seconds of (for me!) and also mashed sweet potato and coriander. Yippeee

  11. Louise says:

    These sound great, but one question, could I blend the fillings with the batter in a blender? And can they be made in advance eg in the morning for lunch on the go or the night before if I had to go out early?

    • Aitch says:

      i can’t see why not, although it would mean that you’d end off with non-specifically green food if you’re adding peas, or yellow if sweetcorn etc. they’re basically pancakes, really, so you can probably make them in advance and keep them for a while in a damp teatowel… but they’re never quite the same.

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