I’m not going to lie: zucchini is not my favourite vegetable. I don’t mind it, but I would choose almost any other veggie before choosing it. But…put it into a fritter and I’m SOLD!

These zucchini fritters couldn’t be easier to make. They’re also a great way to get your non-veggie loving child to try zucchini. It seems a little less threatening this way vs. straight up.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sized zucchini (or 1 large one)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chives or green onions, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • dash of pepper (or more if you really like it!)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • oil for frying (I like avocado or olive oil)

Directions

  1. Cut off ends of zucchini and grate it into a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle very slightly with salt and set aside for 15 mins.
  3. After 15 mins., get a cloth or paper towel and squeeze grates zucchini to try to remove as much moisture as possible. Sometimes I’m lazy and skip this whole water removal step.
  4. Add remainder of salt, chopped onion or chives, egg and pepper and stir.
  5. Add flour and baking powder and stir until combined.
  6. Heat oil (approx. 2 tbsp) in a cast-iron or non-stick pan and scoop zucchini mixture out into mounds approx. 1/4 cup in size. Flatten slightly with a spatula or spoon.
  7. Cook for 4-5 mins. on each side, until golden brown. Reduce heat if they brown too quickly.
  8. Serve on their own or with a yogurt, lemon and garlic dipping sauce and enjoy!

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