I was really going to start out with using my spiralizer and make zucchini noodles but then changed my mind as I wanted something fried. These fritters are similar to latke’s and are so quick and easy to make. The most important thing to do is make sure there is not a lot of moisture left in the grated zucchini. Try them they are really simple and delicious.
If you do make them let me know how they turned out for you.
- 1 extra large zucchini (about 3 cups), washed and grated
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon red hot sauce (or any spicy sauce of your choice)
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- olive oil
- sour cream
Put the grated zucchini into a colander, sprinkle with about a teaspoon of salt and let it drain for about 15 minutes. Working in small batches squeeze the grated zucchini and then place it in another bowl.
Add the flour, parmesan, cilantro, hot sauce and mix. Add the beaten egg. Add pepper and any additional salt that you may want. If you mixture is still too watery add a little more flour.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, scoop an ice cream/medium cookie scoop of the batter and put it in the frying pan. Flatten with the back of a spatula. Repeat until you have filled the pan, making sure you have place between each of the fritters.
Fry the fritters on each side until they are golden brown. Once they are fried take them off the pan and then place them on a paper towel.
Serve with sour cream or your favorite sauce.