Friday, August 5, 2011

Zucchini Fritters

Even through this insane heat wave & drought we're having, the zucchini are still putting out.  Well, maybe "putting out" isn't the best term.  Makes them sound promiscuous.
Anyhow.....I finally managed to cook one of the two Monster Zucchini last night.  And I used a recipe (slightly modified) from a new blog I found, but I can't for the life of me remember which blog it was.  So if you recognize this recipe (or it's yours), please let me know so I can give proper credit for it.
The sole survivor of last night's supper.
BTW, that's not a huge fritter, it's on a saucer, not a dinner plate.
Although, I could easily manage to eat one that large.

It is now my favorite way to prepare the amazingly abundant zucchini and it even works with those bigger-than-a-toddler sized zukes.
4 cups shredded zucchini (de-seeded & squished to drain out moisture)
4 eggs
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup flour
3/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp. dried chives
1 Tbsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. each basil & oregano
Pepper to taste (I used about a 1/2 tsp.)
Oil to fry it in

Beat eggs, dump in rest of ingredients & mix well.  Ladel about a 1/2 cup for each fritter into hot oil, flip when browned, then done when other side is nicely browned.
If anyone else has a recipe to use up those huge zucchini, please post it here.  As much as I like the fritters, I'm always open to new ways of cooking squash.


  1. That looks good! I just found two banana boats in my garden last night, so it's fritters for dinner tonight. I have a great summer squash casserole recipe if you'd like it - email me and I will send it to you. BTW, do you squeeze out any of the water after you've shredded the zukes? I've found it helps a great deal - especially with zucchini bread.

  2. I didn't squeeze the shreds from this zucchini as it didn't seem to wet and didn't think it would cause any trouble in a fritter recipe, although I DO squish it for the breads.

    I'd LOVE the casserole recipe! Emailing you now :)

  3. That look delicious! I'll be trying it as soon as I get some summer squash from the garden. I've got a Zucchini egg foo young recipe that I really like. It's in the More With Less cookbook. If you'd like it, email me @ pattylynmeyer(at)gmail(dot)com.

  4. Just stumbled onto your blog and I love that recipe. The squash piling up on my counter will certainly go toward making some of these babies. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Love your blog.