Zucchini or Summer Squash Fritters

Rose Abrams Recipe

By Rose Abrams rosalene

We all have an abundance of both yellow summer squash and zucchini. Here's a recipe that allows you to have your squash and save it too! Enjoy!


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Griddle

Ingredients

4-5 medium
zucchini or summer squash
1 small
onion - grated
1 tsp
coarse salt
1 large
egg - well beaten
1/2 c
flour
1/2 tsp
black pepper - freshly grated
2-3 Tbsp
oil of your choice for frying
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Directions Step-By-Step

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(If planning to serve as soon as they’re done), preheat oven to 250 degrees. Have a baking sheet lined with paper towels ready. Trim ends off zucchini and grate them either on the large holes of a box grater or, if you have one, using the shredding blade of a food processor.
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In a large bowl, toss zucchini with 1 teaspoon coarse salt and set aside for 10 minutes. Wring out the zucchini in one of the following ways: pressing it against the holes of a colander with a wooden spoon to extract the water, squeezing out small handfuls at a time, or wrapping it up in a clean dishtowel or piece of cheese cloth and wringing away.
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Return deflated mass of zucchini shreds to bowl. Taste and if you think it could benefit from more salt add a little bit more. Stir in onion, egg, flour and some freshly ground black pepper.
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In a large heavy skillet, heat 2-3 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Drop small bunches of the zucchini mixture onto the skillet only a few at a time so they don’t become crowded and lightly nudge them flatter with the back of your spatula.
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Cook the fritters over moderately high heat until the edges underneath are golden, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Flip the fritters and fry them on the other side until browned underneath again, about 2 to 3 minutes more. Drain briefly on paper towels then transfer to baking sheet and then into the warm oven until needed. Repeat process, keeping the pan well-oiled, with remaining batter.
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Cook’s Note: I like to make sure that the fritters have at least 10 minutes in the oven to finish setting and getting extra crisp.
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Do ahead: (This is the best part!)These fritters keep well, either chilled in the fridge for the better part of a week and or frozen in a well-sealed package for months. When you’re ready to use them, simply spread them out on a tray in a 325 degree oven until they’re hot and crisp again.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #squash, #zucchini, #freeze

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  • Comments

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    Tina Asher kissmeU_fool - Jul 16, 2012
    I have an abundance of Zucchini this year so I tried out your recipe. My husband and teenage son LOVED them and so did I. I will definitely be making these throughout the summer. Thank you for sharing!
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    Rose Abrams rosalene - Jul 19, 2012
    So glad you and your guys enjoyed them! If you have a freezer be sure to put some in there for the winter months when believe it or not we will enjoy the flavors of summer again. :o) Thank you for the kudos.
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    candice vaden candicevaden - Sep 16, 2012
    these are sooooo yummy! i just made them! my little girl hates zuccini(so she thinks lol ) and she gobbled them up :-) oh and i used coconut oil:)