Sunday, August 01, 2010

Zucchini Fritters

Summer is here and so is zucchini. You can see zucchini everywhere and they are really cheap too. There are so many different ways to eat a zucchini and I have had it stir-fried , cooked vegetable curry and make into zucchini pancakes . My neighbor Nancy gave me a few of it and I have been contemplating for a few days on what to make out of it. Carlos is not a fan of Zucchini and if I cook with it I will always end up eating it all by myself but this fritters totally changes his mind about zucchini. He absolutely loves it. The fritters were crispy on the edge with a delicate soft center. This is a very simple recipe that comes together relatively quickly.



Ingredients:

1 Ib of zucchini, grated
2 eggs
2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
2 shallots – finely sliced
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
½ cup flour
½ cup panko breadcrumbs
1 tsp chili flakes (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Place grated zucchini in a tea towel and squeeze to remove the liquid; discard liquid.
2. In a large mixing bowl whisk egg. Add zucchini, garlic, shallots, flour, and panko, chili flakes and parmesan cheese. Mix until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Heat a bit of vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan. Drop about 2 tbsp of batter into the frying pan; flatten it lightly with a spatula.
4. Pan fried fritters on each side for about 4-5 minutes, until browned. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to drain the oil. Serve warm or at room temperature with some marinara sauce.

21 comments:

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Gert! Your grater is sooo cute! Sorry, got side tracked, lol! Lovely zucchini pancakes, gonna make them next weekend. Thanks!

ReeseKitchen said...

Hey Gert, I too find the grater cute!!..LOL. Where did you get it? I like all cutre things..heehee..;p
Btw, the zhcchini pancakes look yummy, will try it out. Thank you..:)

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Fritters! Yum! Perfect snack for me right now, actually. ;) It's tea time.

Zue Murphy said...

Cute grater. This fritters looks good. I do like the crispy outside.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Zucchini is one vegetables I actually like. I am always looking out for new ways of using this vegetable. Thanks for sharing this - this is going into my binder.

Jo said...

Looks like a delicious afternoon snack.

Ling's Passion said...

Love grilled zucchini but have never try zucchini pancakes. Looks delicious.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Lovely zucchini pancakes! I like your lady grater too, so cute!

Anonymous said...

i concur. thats a cute grater.more relevant to subject , crispy looking fritters.i love them crunchy. you just gave me an idea what to make for dinner.thanks.i still have couple of zucchinis in the fridge.

boy its been ages since our last get together.hope all is well.

Lee.

Julie said...

Those really look so yummy! I definitely need to try them.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

your grater is so cute !! I having my tea break now, if I can have some of this, then it would be just perfect!

Cheah said...

Those zucchini fritters look so tempting, wonderful snack. Btw, at no. 1, is it tea towel instead of tea town?

ICook4Fun said...

Bee bee, thank you :)

Reese, my SIL gave that to me so I am not sure where she got it from. I will check with her and let you know ok.

Ju, yea great for afternoon tea.

Zue, thanks.

Shirley, yea not many ways to cook zucchini. Next I am going to tarts out of it.

Jo, thanks.

Ling, yea I love grilled zucchini too with simple dressing of EVOO and balsamic vinegar.

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, thanks you.

Lee, how are you doing? Yea it has been a while since we get together. So when are you coming to PA? Let me know yea and I can cook for you :)

Julie, do try it out and hope you like it.

Sonia, thanks you.

Cheah, yes it should be tea towel. Like you said getting old already ha ha..

tigerfish said...

This is something that I have wanted to make to make myself love zucchini even more (as I am not a fan of it).

Torviewtoronto said...

looks delicious

MaryMoh said...

Ooooh...these are my favourite...mmmm. Just sooooo goood with chili sauce.

Christelle said...

Oh wow!! Your blog has changed, It looks fabulous, I am back at last, and I now have to catch up with all your recipe, cant't wait :)))
Great pancakes, great use of zucchinis :))

Samy Mae said...

These look delicious. I cannot wait to try them!

ICook4Fun said...

Tigerfish, I think you are going to like this one. There are panko and parmesan cheese in it :)

Torviewtoronto, thanks.

Mary, yes it is.

Christelle, where have you been? Hope everything is well with you.

Samy, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone,that cute little grater comes from Home Goods and you can find the at TJ Maxx also...I can't wait to try these fritters,YUM-O