Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Zucchini Fritters

It's that time of year when a zucchini grower gets desperate to find new ways to make zucchini appetizing. Here is a recipe that is very popular with the entire family. It's quick and easy - fried zucchini fritters. I wouldn't call it overly healthy since it does involve frying the fritters in oil so we try not to do it more than once a week.
This is a rather loose recipe. A little more or less cheese can be used. Onion can replace garlic. It can be fun to play with and try new things.

2 cups grated zucchini
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Oil - I use olive oil

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Put enough oil in the fry pan to be at least 1/4 inch deep. Heat the oil on medium high and then drop the batter by generous tablespoon fulls in the batter, flattening the fritter a bit with the spoon. Brown on both sides. Remove, let drain a bit on a paper towel and serve.