Daily Archives: August 16, 2011

Neighbors and Zucchini Fritters

I really like neighbors. And not just my own – I like people who act neighborly. This past weekend I experienced being a good neighbor myself along with accepting the help of others. Being a good neighbor can include gestures like giving vegetables from your garden, baking cookies, spending some time visiting, or checking to make sure someone is ok. Thanks to all of my neighbors who have helped me…I hope that I can return the favor.

So how are neighbors and zucchini related? I have spoken to my neighbors with gardens and they are all overflowing with zucchini! They have given many of the versatile vegetables away to friends and made zucchini bread. What else can they do with all of this zucchini? Why, try some fritters! This attempt was my first foray into the fritter world. They are tasty and not difficult to prepare. Below is the recipe…be sure to share with your neighbors.

Ingredients:
2 cups grated zucchini, squeezed of excess water
1 egg
1 egg white
3 cloves minced garlic
1/3 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp nutmeg or ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper to taste
olive oil

Steps:
Mix the zucchini, eggs and garlic. Next add flour, nutmeg or ginger, salt and pepper.
 
Heat a very thin coating of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Scoop the zucchini mixture, about 1/4 cup each, and place scoops into skillet, flattening them as they cook.

Fry the fritters on each side until lightly browned.

Drain on paper towels and while still hot sprinkle with some additional salt & pepper to taste.

I am also sharing my recipe with Everyday Sisters.