Today, we're gonna talk about zucchini fritters - one of my favorite summer treats. These crispy, savory bites are perfect for a quick snack or a light lunch, and they're surprisingly easy to make!
So, I followed the recipe pretty closely - grated the zucchinis, mixed them with flour, eggs, Parmesan cheese, and some spices. But then, I decided to add a little twist - I mixed in some crumbled feta cheese and chopped red onion.
Let me tell you, it was a game-changer! The feta added a nice tangy flavor and a bit of creaminess to the fritters, while the red onion gave them a bit of crunch and a hint of sweetness.
I also made sure to really squeeze out as much moisture as I could from the grated zucchini - this made the fritters even crispier and less mushy.
Ingredients for zucchini fritters
There are several recipes for zucchini fritters that have slightly different ingredients. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these golden beauties in no time. Here's what you'll need:
- 2 medium zucchinis, grated
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese or Goat cheese
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
I have used Feta as per my choice but you can use any cheese as per your taste and choice. You can also try out some different spices like cumin powder, garam masala or coriander powder.
How to make crispy zucchini fritters?
Here's what you need to do:
- Grate the zucchini using a box grater or food processor. Place the grated zucchini in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Let it sit for 10 minutes to draw out the excess water. Squeeze out as much water as you can from the zucchini.
- In a large bowl, combine the grated zucchini, flour, Parmesan cheese, beaten egg, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix well until everything is evenly combined.
- Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Using a tablespoon, drop spoonfuls of the zucchini mixture into the hot oil and flatten slightly with a spatula. Make sure to leave enough space between the fritters to avoid overcrowding the skillet.
- Cook the fritters for about 2-3 minutes per side or until they turn golden brown and crispy.
- Once the fritters are cooked, remove them from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
- Serve the zucchini fritters hot with your favorite dipping sauce or enjoy them on their own.
Storing and Reheating Process
And voila! You now have a batch of delicious, crispy zucchini fritters that are perfect for snacking or as a side dish.
Zucchini fritters can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer for later use. In the refrigerator, they can be stored for up to 3-4 days, while in the freezer, they can be stored for up to 2-3 months.
How to Refrigerate
To refrigerate, place the leftover fritters in an airtight container or ziplock bag and store them in the refrigerator. Make sure to separate each fritter with a piece of parchment paper to prevent them from sticking together. You can reheat them on the stovetop or in the oven.
How to Freeze
To freeze, place the cooled fritters in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 1-2 hours until they are firm. Once they are frozen, transfer them to a ziplock bag or airtight container, label them with the date, and place them in the freezer. Reheating them might make them soggy!
Can I use a different type of flour to make zucchini fritters?
Yes, you can use other types of flour such as almond flour or chickpea flour.
Can I make zucchini fritters without eggs?
Yes, you can use a flax egg or chia egg as a substitute for eggs in this recipe.
Can I add other ingredients to the zucchini fritters?
Yes, you can add other ingredients such as chopped herbs, spices, or grated cheese to the zucchini fritters for added flavor.
Can I use a different type of oil to fry the fritters?
Yes, you can use other types of oil such as vegetable oil or canola oil to fry the fritters.
Zucchini fritters are a great way to use up your summer zucchini. They’re also delicious, easy to make, and can be frozen for later. You can serve them as an appetizer or side dish, but they’re also great in a sandwich!