Sunday, 11 January 2009

Zucchini Fritters

There is nothing wrong with a glut of zucchini. Make zucchini fritters.

Grate zucchini into a colander. Add a sprinkle of salt. Let sit for approx. 15-20 mins. Squeeze out excess water.

Then add any herbs and spices you like. Finely-chopped spring onions and garlic are nice, too. You can add eggs and a little flour. But you can leave that out. Fresh bread crumbs can be added, too. We like small cubes of mozarella or feta in there.Then put a scoop full onto the barbie or a hot non-stick frying pan, flatten out a bit. Don't touch for a few minutes until the bottom side is golden brown and crispy. Then flip them over. You may need two spatulas to do so, as they break up easily (especially if you use flour very sparingly).
Serve them with home-made aioli, if you like. Or any condiment. Or leave that out and scoff the lot the way they are. They are nice cold, if there happen to be any left over.

Ps.: We don't have a glut yet, but the neighbour gnomes do. So we were happy to receive their excess. Thank you, Neighbour Gnomes!


Linda said...

Yes, Heaven. Thank You!

My beloved has a glut of parsnips, and he is about to try something similar. I make this all the time with potatoes.

Grow on Zucchinis!

Anonymous said...

They look scrumptious!

Kel said...

oh. my previous post got sucked into the internet vortex. we LOVE zucchini fritters here in Chez Pan. Sometimes too..heres a hint..we add tahini and mashed chick pea and sweet paprika ad coriander...YUM! I'd give an arm for your neighbours!

Veggie Gnome said...

Thanks all for your comments. I'm glad you all like zucchini fritters or variations of.

Kel, that's a great idea! Yum. Will keep that in mind.
You can't have my neighbours, so keep your arm. :)

Jen said...

Thanks Veggie Gnome! I need a few more recipes to deal with some rather overgrown zuccinis

SO far they have found their way into stir fries, curry, and had a baking. I like the idea of the fritters. Ideal kid food too.