We love zucchini in our household, and if you are looking for creative ways to use zucchini (especially if you have a garden full of them!), zucchini fritters are a great way to go! These are easy to make, and chances are you probably have the ingredients on hand to prepare the zucchini. This recipe is inspired by a post over at Damn Delicious – the fritters looked so tasty, I just had to try them!
1.5 lbs Zucchini (grated)
1/4 cup Flour
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Garlic, scallions, or onion (approx 1-2 tablespoons or to taste)
Salt & pepper
Wash and grate your zucchini. Sprinkle with about 1 teaspoon of salt and toss. Allow to sit and drain – the longer the better. I let mine sit for about an hour and I pressed very firmly to press out as much fluid as possible. Ideally, you may want to try to squeeze out as much liquid as possible with something like a cheesecloth.
* Draining the zucchini is key to good fritters!! *
Mix the wet and dry ingredients – zucchini, Parmesan cheese, egg, flour, garlic, and salt and pepper. I used garlic, but you could use onion, scallions, etc.
Scoop by spoonfuls and form the mix into small patties.
Heat some oil in a pan. Brown the fritters on each side until golden. I press down on each fritter as I place them in the pan to flatten them out to the desired thickness and so that they cook evenly.
Serve while hot. These are amazing with some sour cream!
Inspired by a post over at Damn Delicious!