ZUCCHINI FRITTERS

Fritters

This past weekend, Carol made these delicious zucchini fritters.  They were so good.  These would make a perfect Sunday morning breakfast dish.  They were quick and easy to make.  

Zucchini  

Recipe from Williams Sonoma, Essentials of French Cooking listed below.  

Plate
We topped them with plain greek yogurt.

Detail of zucchini 

Here is the recipe:

ZUCCHINI FRITTERS

4 zucchini (about 1 pound)

1/4 yellow onion

1/4 cup of all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 large egg

Extra-virgin olive oil for cooking

Trim the stems from the zucchini and coarsely  grate them.  Peel the onion and grate also.  Using your hands, gently squeeze the zucchini and onion to remove as much liquid as possible.

In a bowl, stir together the grated zucchini and onion, the flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the pepper.  Add the egg and mix well.

Line a plate with paper towels.  In a frying pan over medium high heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil.  Working in batches, drop the zucchini mixture by heaping teaspoons into the oil, spacing them about 1 inch apart.  Using the back of a wooden spoon, press down gently on the fritters and fry, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes total.  Using a slotted spatula, transfer to the paper towels to drain.  Arrange the fritters on an ovenproof platter and keep warm in the oven while you fry the remaining fritters.  Repeat with the rest of the mixture.  It should yield 12 to 16 fritters.

  
 

 

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21 Responses
  • elaine haygood August 10, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    I’m not a “sweets” person so these sounds amazing. Plus I love the idea of putting greek yogurt (which I love, but can’t eat by it’s self) on top. thanks for the yummy recipes.
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  • Style Odyssey August 10, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    looks delicious! i used to make zuccini fritters during my yacht chef days…only it was a martha stewart recipe that i tweaked to the point where i didn’t even measure. they were good but i’ll enjoy trying yours, which seem a lot less involved, and somehow more colorful.
    i like the idea of topping w/ plain greek yogurt (i made an aoli, which made for a rather rich appetizer).

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  • Kim August 10, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    I am totally trying this. And the broccoli thing!

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  • chrissyk August 10, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    this is very similar to a korean dish – they would use soy sauce dipping instead of greek yogurt : )

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  • susan August 10, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    I make these pretty often- and i have gotten to the point where i improvise and make them differently every time- my favorite is using cornmeal and shallots and, and flavoring the yogurt with curry and. If you google zuchinni fritters you get a variety of options- and it’s impossible to mess up! happy cooking carol!

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  • Niki August 10, 2010 at 7:59 PM

    these look AH-mazing. i actually love friend zucchini so much, so thanks for this! I have definitely added them to my to-cook list!
    x Niki
    A Haute Mess

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  • The Photodiarist August 10, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    These look delicious!

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  • Tiffany August 10, 2010 at 10:53 PM

    mmmmmm…im going to try these very soon. thank you!

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  • Sharon August 11, 2010 at 4:30 AM

    mmm looks delicious!!!!!!! I have to try them!

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  • fashion roadkill August 11, 2010 at 4:54 AM

    Judy these look delicious!!! I can never find good vegetarian options for brunch so I am DEFINITELY trying this recipe (and I don’t cook). Thanks!!
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  • merciblahblah August 11, 2010 at 5:13 AM

    DELISH. Love zuke fritters. Nigella Lawson has another amazing recipe that incorporates feta cheese (isn’t EVERYTHING better with cheese?) and bread crumbs. Y-U-M.
    Merci,
    Shannan

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  • FASHION SNAG August 11, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    This sounds really good! I need something to do with all the zucchini from our garden besides making muffins. These would be perfect and I like the greek yogurt topping. xo

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  • Leia August 11, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    Judy, I send all of your recipes to my mum in an e-mail marked “we must try this!” haha :)

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  • javieraisidora August 11, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    looks so pretty the colors and delicius, i really love vegetables! maybe i should try this recipe! love the food posts i have one too :)
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  • Medical Advice August 11, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    look so yum and taste good…ive never see cook like that only your recipe..thanks for sharing.

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  • Kristara August 12, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    Yummy! Looks so good. They remind me of this recipe:
    http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/connies-zucchini-crab-cakes/Detail.aspx
    Maybe you could try it out next time. It’s absolutely to die for!

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  • Full Time Mom August 18, 2010 at 6:09 AM

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have been on the lookout for healthier recipes, and I’m happy that I stumbled upon your blog today. I was looking at zucchinis today and I was wondering what I was going to do with them. It seems that you have answered my thoughts.

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  • Alex August 19, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    they look like the ones from IKEA
    YUmMMMmmm
    myruffledthoughts.blogspot.com

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  • Grace August 28, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    This recipe is genius. I just finished making and eating a batch and they were so easy, and so delicious. Thank you so much for this and all your recipes!
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  • Anjali Shah September 07, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    i made this tonight and it was so yummy! thank you and Carol for sharing such great recipes.

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  • Beba-conceited.blogspot.com September 17, 2010 at 6:24 AM

    Thank you!
    I thought that I will have a boring spaghetti with cheese for a lunch but then I came here and so I decided to do these. My fritters don’t look as good as Carol’s, but they are delicious anyway. I’m saving some for my mom, she will definitely like them.
    Peace and love!

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