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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
Many years ago, I learned how to make these easy zucchini fritters. Want to know why? Because zucchini is cheap in the summer but my family hates it! Seriously. They make gaggy noises and scrunch their noses up every time I try to put zucchini on their plates. I have tried a lot of zucchini recipes over the years and hiding zucchini in some sort of bread product is the only way they will eat it. During the summer when there is so much zucchini, I make a lot of zucchini bread, muffins, and these easy zucchini fritters. I figure they are still getting plenty of veggies, right? I am just hiding them creatively in a form they will actually consume without too much complaint!
Zucchini fritter recipes are really fairly simple. You need to shred the zucchini (I keep the skin on and just wash it well). You will have to squeeze out the excess liquid from the zucchini fritters or they will end up way too wet and soggy. You need to add a flour/egg mixture to the shredded zucchini and then you can get creative with add-ins like shredded cheese, spices, garlic, etc. I love adding Parmesan cheese to these easy zucchini fritters and then shred some additional over the top once I go to serve them.
You will need to be patient as these zucchini fritters cook....don't turn the heat up too high. You will need to let them cook for a bit to dry out the batter. I have a tendency to be very impatient and they can end up a bit soggy if you take them off the griddle too early. This summer, I will be scouring the Internet for more zucchini recipes but I think I will have to stick with ones that allow me to hide the actual zucchini from my family. If you have any tried and true zucchini recipes you think they will like, please let me know!
Easy Zucchini Fritters
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.