My husband does not like zucchini. But I do. It causes a lot of tension in our household, especially during dinner time. You’ve heard me talk about them before, but I always add zucchini to my Imperfect orders whenever they’re in stock. Chris does not appreciate it remotely as much as I do. In the last few months, Chris has been cooking dinner more and he always ignores the poor zucchinis in the fridge. There was a bunch of zucchinis leftover one weekend, but no worries, I knew what to make with them right away! Zucchini fritters.
I typically serve my zucchini fritters on top of some Greek yogurt and topped with poached eggs. It’s a really filling breakfast that’s packed with protein and fiber. I’ve made zucchini fritters before and, not to sound like my mom, I think it’s a wonderful way to sneak a bunch of veggies into something tasty. Chris actually loves these zucchini fritters and it’s one of the few ways he’d eat this vegetable.
I think fritters are such a versatile food because you can use almost anything to make a fritter. A fritter by definition is any kind of fried pastry made with batter or breading. It can incorporate any type of meat, vegetable, or seafood. Not to mention it’s a super easy and quick recipe so you have food in no time. The trick to a delicious zucchini fritter is getting the zucchini really dry. Zucchini is 94% water so it’s important to wring out as much water as possible to avoid a soggy fritter. Cheesecloth is my favorite tool to use to remove water, but a clean dish towel works just as well.
So what about you? Do you love zucchini? Would you want to eat these zucchini fritters for breakfast next time?
- 2 pounds zucchini, grated
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Step 1 In a large bowl, mix zucchini and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let sit for 10 minutes to allow vegetables to sweat.
- Step 2 Use a cheesecloth to wring out all the water from the grated zucchini. It’s important the zucchini is as dry as possible.
- Step 3 Add dried zucchini, flour, eggs, cheese, remaining salt, pepper, and garlic powder to a large mixing bowl and mix with a spatula.
- Step 4 Add oil to a non-stick frying pan and heat over medium heat.
- Step 5 Scoop 1/3 cup of batter to add to the pan and flatten gently with a spatula. Cook on each side for about 2 minutes until golden brown. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes.