zucchini fritters

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zucchini fritters

To say we love fritters is quite the understatement.

Since beginning our baby led weaning journey I’ve conjured up batches of carrot fritters, sweet corn fritters, pea fritters & today I’m sharing with you a lovely batch of gorgeously green, zesty and golden zucchini fritters, our favourite thus far.

Whenever greeted with food type questions from mum’s & dad’s beginning their blw journey I always recommend fritters! To me fritters are the perfect food for delivering oodles of vegetables and goodness to our bubby’s in an easy to handle & delicious little package!

And once you’ve mastered the basic fritter recipe you’re free as a bird  to spice the fritters up with the flavour combinations you love.  Today I added a heap of fresh mint and lemon zest to our batch of zucchini fritters to give them a zesty light freshness and I also stirred through a little grated parmesan that melted to oozy perfection throughout the fritter.

When serving up lunch I decided to stir together a last minute accompaniment a mint and lemon yoghurt dressing.  The cool, refreshing, zesty dressing was perfect alongside the crispy golden fried fritters and Grace demolished her fritters and dressing along with a handful of rocket and cherry tomatoes.

To create your own batch of super easy and completely delicious zucchini fritters simply…

zucchini fritters

zucchini fritters

Begin by grating 3 large zucchinis.  Pick up handfuls of zucchini and squeeze out the excess water.

zucchini fritters

In a large bowl place the zucchini, flour, egg, parmesan, lemon zest, spring onion and mint and mix to combine.

zucchini fritters

zucchini fritters

Heat a nonstick fry pan to medium-high heat and drizzle in a little olive oil to fry in.  Place tablespoon measures of the batter into the fry pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden, flip and cook for another minute until cooked through and golden.  Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.  Repeat with remaining batter.

zucchini fritters

 

zucchini fritters

To serve with the golden zucchini fritters we made up a simple zesty yoghurt sauce by combining thick greek yoghurt with the zest and juice of a lemon and a small handful of chopped mint leaves.

zucchini fritters

Serve the zucchini fritters warm with a good dollop of the zesty yoghurt dressing and a simple side salad of rocket and cherry tomatoes.

zucchini fritters

zucchini fritters

INGREDIENTS

3 zucchini, grated and squeezed of excess moisture

1/2 cup self raising flour

2 spring onions, finely chopped

1/2 cup mint, roughly chopped

1/2 cup parmesan, grated

1 egg (you may need 2 depending on the size of your zucchinis)

olive oil to fry in

Zesty yoghurt dressing:

1/2 cup greek yoghurt

zest and juice of 1 lemon

1/4 cup mint leaves, roughly chopped

rocket and cherry tomatoes, to serve

METHOD

In a large bowl place the zucchini, self raising flour, spring onion, mint, parmesan and egg and mix to combine.  Heat a nonstick fry pan to medium-high heat and drizzle in a little olive oil to fry in.  Place tablespoon measures of the batter into the fry pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden, flip and cook for another minute until cooked through and golden.  Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.  Repeat with remaining batter.

For the dressing place the yoghurt, zest and juice of a lemon and mint leaves in a small bowl and mix to combine.

Serve the zucchini fritters with a good dollop of the dressing and a simple side salad of rocket and cherry tomatoes.

You might also like…

pea fritters pea fritters

sweetcorn fritters sweetcorn fritters

carrot fritters carrot fritters

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  7. Yum! I’m making these right now. Don’t have a baby to wean but really excited to try this recipe, and hopefully lots more!

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  9. these look amazing! i can’t watt to try them with my twins! Just curious about refrigerating them or even freezing them – i’d love to make a big batch and either cook them as needed or cook a bunch to freeze and reheat as needed. Have you tried either? how does it work out?

    • These fritters freeze wonderfully! Simply wrap individually (for easy defrost) or pop into a freezer container (in between layers of greaseproof paper – so they don’t stick). They can be stashed in the deep freeze for up to 3 months. Happy cooking x

      • thank you so much – i think i might be whipping some up tomorrow. Can’t wait to try them.

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