Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters

Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters

Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini recipes are everywhere you look right now. I for one am grateful… keep them com­ing! I’m always on the look out for ways to use up my zuc­chini. There comes a point in the sea­son when I am peer­ing out the win­dow look­ing for a friend, neigh­bor, a stranger, any­one really, to walk by the house. I have my bag filled with zuc­chini all ready and wait­ing. Pity the poor unfor­tu­nate soul who hap­pens to walk by.

Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters

Can you see me run­ning wildly out the door, zuc­chini fly­ing in every direc­tion, scream­ing like a wild woman “zuc­chini, wait, stop, I have zuc­chini.” It scares the liv­ing day­lights out of my neigh­bors. Dur­ing the month of August I’ve actu­ally seen peo­ple sneak­ing past the house look­ing in all direc­tions as if they are ready to run at the slight­est provo­ca­tion. So you see zuc­chini recipes will actu­ally be sav­ing not only me, but the sur­round­ing county as well. Suggestions always welcome.

Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters are all about everything good from the garden. These healthy fritters are simple to throw together, high on flavor and will make a believer out of the most reluctant vegetable eater. 

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Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds zucchini (about 2 - 8 " zucchini), shredded
  • ¾ cup fresh corn kernels
  • ½ cup finely diced sweet onion
  • ¼ cup diced sun dried tomatoes (dry pack, not in oil)
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten well
  • 2 jalapenos, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 2 oz creamy goat cheese
  • 4 tbsp cream (milk can be substituted)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin, divided
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • Olive oil for griddle
Instructions
  1. Place grated zucchini in medium sized bowl
  2. Add salt and toss to mix well.
  3. Pour zucchini into fine mesh bag or colander lined with a clean towel. Allow to sit for 10 minutes (salt helps to remove high water content from zucchini).
  4. In the meantime place corn, onions, sun dried tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, pepper and ¼ tsp cumin into medium sized bowl used to mix zucchini and salt.
  5. Once zucchini has sat for 10 minutes, wring out as much liquid as possible from zucchini.
  6. Add zucchini to vegetable mixture and stir to combine. Allow to sit about 5 minutes to assist in softening sun dried tomatoes.
  7. Add dried bread crumbs and beaten egg to vegetable mixture and mix thoroughly.
  8. Heat griddle (or frying pan) on high heat.
  9. Scoop out ⅓ cup of vegetable mixture onto hot griddle, pressing down mixture into a patty with spatula.
  10. Allow to cook until well browned on one side, about 3-4 minutes before turning.
  11. Carefully turn fritter over and continue to cook and additional 3-4 minutes until done.
  12. While fritters are cooking, mix goat cheese with cream until smooth and creamy.
  13. Add remaining ¼ tsp cumin and stir to incorporate.
  14. Serve hot fritters immediately with a dollop of goat cheese cream on top.

 

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