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Zucchini Fritter Recipe
How to Cook with Zucchini
from my 2nd book APARTMENT GARDENING, pub’d 2011 by @sasquatchbooks.
I’m working on a new & improved version RIGHT NOW, due out in 2022.
heres for all you over planters. (1 healthy zuke plant per household is plenty! #gardenplan2021)
This is an easy recipe to use up a garden glut of zucchini (a wonderful
container plant) and odds and ends of herbs you have growing. It’s also
light and summery. Feel free to experiment with the herbs you use, but
go for a mix of tender herbs (such as mint or tarragon) rather than those
that prefer some cooking time (like the hardier sage and thyme). The
recipe multiplies easily, so you can also adjust the quantity of this dish
up given the number of guests you’re feeding.
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for frying
1/2 onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
2 cups finely diced zucchini (about 2 medium)
2 tablespoons flour, all-purpose or whole wheat
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh herb mix—mint, anise hyssop, tarragon
Place a large sauté pan over medium heat, and add the olive oil. Add the onions and a pinch of salt. Sauté until the onions are soft and translucent, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the zucchini and another pinch of
salt. Sauté until the zucchini is soft and nearly cooked through, another
3 minutes. Remove from the heat and spread in a single layer on a sheet pan to cool to room temperature.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, flour, pepper, and herbs. Fold the cooled zucchini mixture into the eggs until all has been incorporated. You should have a thin batter that holds together but
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and cover the bottom with a thin layer of olive oil. When the pan is hot, add small ladles full of zucchini batter to form fritters about 4 inches in diameter. Fry on both sides, about 4 to 5 minutes per side, until golden. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve immediately.
this recipe is for one of my Besty‘s @ritzyr who continues to refuse to ever look in one of my books before texting me and asking me how to make some thing I make all the time. #itsinthebook#apartmentgardening