Monday, July 29, 2013

Zucchini Fritters!


 
These fritters are a great way to use all of that fresh zucchini you have in the garden right now. They are delicious and so easy to make.  If you have never had them, they are somewhat similar to potato cakes or even  Cornbread Hoecakes or as we call it, fried cornbread.   Since you shred the zucchini, this is also a really good way to use those zucchini that get way too big for other uses...you know those that hide in the garden when you got out to pick them and then one day you notice this zucchini that is huge and wonder why you never saw it before.  Am I the only one who has had that experience?  Here is what you need for these yummy little fritters: 
 
2 cups of zucchini, peeled and shredded
1/4 cup onion, finely minced
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
vegetable oil for frying
 
Stir all ingredients, except the oil together.  Heat about 1/4 cup oil in a skillet over medium high heat.  Drop about 2 heaping tablespoons of batter at a time in the oil.  It should be sizzling, but not smoking.  Brown on one side and flip over and brown on the other side.  Place on a paper towel lined plate when done.   These cook pretty fast so don't over brown them, but they should be somewhat brown and crispy.  Serve immediately! 
 





8 comments:

  1. I made these tonight and they are delicious!

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  2. Eating them now,hot off the grill delicious. Ps and easy to make.

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  3. Any particular kind of corn meal? and do you use regular flour?

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  4. They sound great. Will give them a try!

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  5. Just made a batch! They are so yummy, Thank you for sharing :)

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  6. I'm not sure if it's appropriate to ask a question in your comment section, but here goes. I love this recipe and am always adding something or deleting something in most of my recipes. Usually I can change a base meal once or twice after cooking which is great when your by yourself. I made these last month and though "I wonder how this would taste if I made it with a hushpuppy mix." (I also add onion and green peppers to my hushpuppy) What do you think and what ingredients would I leave out of this recipe? Or do you have a similar recipe with hushpuppy mix?
    Thanks, your the best on Facebook!!! <3

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  7. Made these twice, only change was added more pepper. Great and easy.

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