Zucchini Fritters

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posted: 07/05/13

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These Zucchini Fritters are the perfect breakfast to share, so delicious they might not make it to the table.
Zucchini Fritters, the perfect breakfast to share, so delicious they might not make it to the table via www.wineandglue.com
Remember the other day when I posted my Garden Fresh Gazpacho and told you all about my great dad, how much he sacrificed for us, and his football field sized garden?
Let me tell you something else about my dad. But you have to promise not to tell him I told you.
He’s {ahem} not the greatest cook.
And he’s 100% Italian, so that’s just all sorts of wrong.
Zucchini Fritters, the perfect breakfast to share, so delicious they might not make it to the table via www.wineandglue.com
I remember growing up he would make pasta, and he would throw the noodles in before the water boiled. {GASP!}  Even at the tender age of eight I knew that wasn’t right.
I remember telling my great aunts and uncles once at a family function about my dad’s misguided pasta making ways and just watching as one by one their jaws dropped open and hung there totally mind blown that their dear sweet adored nephew, Richard, couldn’t boil pasta.
The shame.
Okay, I better stop, or he will never again make me the couple dishes that he is an expert at.
Zucchini Fritters, the perfect breakfast to share, so delicious they might not make it to the table via www.wineandglue.com
Because truth be told there are a few dishes that are so near and dear to our family and so delicious and my dad is really the only one who makes them perfectly. Even if one of us has to stand next to him and beg him to be patient enough to let the water come to a rolling boil before throwing in the spaghetti.
One such dish is Pittuliddre ‘I Cucuzzieddri. Pronounced in my house growing up as “Peet a Leet.” Yup. I think I just heard my grandmother roll over in her grave.
These thinly sliced zucchini are sprinkled with salt and sit overnight to help them release all their moisture. Then the water is squeezed out of them, they take a little dip in some batter and are fried up.
Zucchini Fritters, the perfect breakfast to share, so delicious they might not make it to the table via www.wineandglue.com
They taste absolutely best eaten right from the frying pan while standing next to your dad doing the cooking, slapping away the hands of your siblings trying to get at them first, and not mentioning where your dad is lacking as a chef.
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Zucchini Fritters

Serves: 6 servings
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Prep: 20 minutes
These Zucchini Fritters are a delicious way to eat zucchini that everyone will love!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini sliced thin
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon milk (I use skim)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan

Instructions

  • Place your thinly sliced zucchini in a bowl, lightly salting them as you layer them in the bowl and add more. Cover and refrigerate over night.
  • Remove the zucchini from the bowl, a few at a time, and squeeze out the excess water as you go, the same way you would squeeze water from a sponge.
  • In a large bowl whisk the eggs. Then mix in the flour, milk, garlic salt, and pepper. Finally stir in the cheese.
  • Heat a skillet over low to medium heat.
  • Add about five zucchini slices to the batter. Coat them completely and pull them out with a fork.
  • Spray the skillet with cooking spray and cook the zucchini slices for about two minutes on each side. Repeat with more zucchini, adding more cooking spray as needed.
  • These are best when eatten while warm.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian

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  1. goldandsilverthreads says

    I m making this Zichini fritters this evening. I cant wait to try it. I was just thinking with 2 zuchini that i have and i stubled on this.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you like them! This is one of my favorites from my childhood!

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