Zucchini Fritters

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Last night I spent some time with this guy:

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If you have Verizon FiOS, you can get Breaking Bad season 3 on demand - a triple hoorah! I was just about to buy the DVD in order to catch up before season 4 starts in July. I'm sooooo happy that I can save my $19.99 and simply watch it on TV.

Aside from that, I'm pretty excited because tonight is Zumba, and that workout just always makes me happy. Are any of you taking classes? I think it's the best workout around. I sweat like a beast but actually enjoy it. It's a win-win ;)

As I mentioned in yesterday's post...I adore all things summer. This may surprise you, but one of my favorite summer things is the food. Surprised? I adore fruits like strawberries, cherries and pineapple, while I just can't get enough of corn and, one of the most versatile veggies around, zucchini. In trying to come up with some zucchini recipes, my mind went instantly to fritters. Yum.

Zucchini Fritters
Serves 3-4
2 zucchini, grated w/skin still on
1 2/3 C+ panko bread crumbs
1/4 C parmesean cheese
2 egg whites
kosher salt
pepper
olive oil

Grate the zucchini. I used the grater attachment on my food processor, but you can also just use a box grater and get 'er done the old fashioned way.

With paper towels, squeeze out as much moisture as possible from othe zucchini. It's going to be a wet one, but it won't hold up in cooking if it's too moist.

In a mixing bowl, combine the zucchini, egg whites, panko, parmesean cheese and salt and pepper to season. If the mixture looks too moist to mold into patties, then add more panko.

Using 1/3 C, scoop out the batter and form into patties.

In a non-stick skillet (I used 2 of them), heat just a bit of oil. Once very warm, add the fritters and cook, just a few minutes on each since until golden and cooked through.

I think these are perfect just as they are (cheesy-song style), but I think they'd also be fantastic with a little marinara sauce or tzatziki sauce for dipping or with a bit more parmesean sprinkled on top.

 

So there you go. One of my favorite new summer dishes! I hope you enjoy this one! And if you have any ideas on how to bake them without falling apart, please share with me :) What is your favorite zucchini recipe? What's your favorite summer vegetable?