Cooking at Home: Easy Peasy Zucchini Fritters

with Chef Robert Larios
Photography by Patricia M. Larios

Easy to make, low in carbohydrates and calories, these zucchini fritters are a wonderful way to get some veggies in your day. The ingredient list is simple but they will yield a delicious result. It’s a perfect appetizer or side dish with a side of Greek yogurt or ranch dressing. It may take a few tries before getting the proper crispy texture – the key is to remove as much water as possible from the zucchini after grating. Using the cheesecloth is the best and most effective method.

¡Buen provecho!



RECIPE: Cooking at Home

Easy Peasy Zucchini Fritters

Yields4 Servings

 1.50 lbs zucchini, grated
 1 tsp salt
 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
 ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
 1 large egg, beaten
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
 2 tbsp olive oil

1

Step 1
Toss zucchini and salt together in a large colander and place in sink to drain for 10 minutes.

2

Step 2
Put zucchini in the middle of a piece of cheesecloth; wrap cheesecloth around zucchini and squeeze to drain as much moisture from zucchini as possible.

3

Step 3
Mix flour, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, kosher salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Stir in zucchini.

4

Step 4
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

5

Step 5
Scoop batter by the tablespoon into the hot skillet and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

6

Enjoy!

Ingredients

 1.50 lbs zucchini, grated
 1 tsp salt
 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
 ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
 1 large egg, beaten
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
 2 tbsp olive oil

Directions

1

Step 1
Toss zucchini and salt together in a large colander and place in sink to drain for 10 minutes.

2

Step 2
Put zucchini in the middle of a piece of cheesecloth; wrap cheesecloth around zucchini and squeeze to drain as much moisture from zucchini as possible.

3

Step 3
Mix flour, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, kosher salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Stir in zucchini.

4

Step 4
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

5

Step 5
Scoop batter by the tablespoon into the hot skillet and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

6

Enjoy!

Easy Peasy Zucchini Fritters

Cooking TIDBIT

It is highly recommended that you use the cheesecloth to strain as much
water out of the zucchini. If not enough water is removed, the fritters will
not hold a firm, crispy form and texture.


Food Quote: “When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat.”

– Gwyneth Paltrow

MEMBER DEAL
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments