Zucchini and Carrot Fritters
Of course you can make sautéed zucchini or zucchini bread, but why don’t you try making some delicious fritters with this wonderful green zucchini recipe (thekitchn.com.) Vegetable fritters are a great way to pack in nutrients, clean out your fridge and make a meal in a flash. Try freezing them between squares of parchment paper for a quick snack.
• 1 large zucchini
• 1 bunch of carrots or 6-8 medium carrots
• 1 bunch green onions or 2 yellow spring onions with bigger bulbs
• 3 cloves of garlic (or garlic scapes)
• 1/2 bunch fresh parsley
• 1 recipe of regular pancake batter or store bought pancake mix (see below)
To start, peel zucchini and carrots. Grate the zucchini and the carrots using the large holes on a box grater. Dice the onions, garlic, and parsley. Set aside.
Make one recipe of your favorite homemade or store-bought pancake mix. Make recipe as called for using 1/4 cup less liquid. The zucchini will add a great deal of liquid to the mix, don’t worry.
Pre-heat a skillet to medium-high and brush it gently with olive oil. Stir together the prepared vegetables and pancake mix. Use a 1/3 measuring cup to scoop the batter onto the heated skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes and flip.
Cook an additional 2 minutes and remove from heat. Sprinkle liberally with salt and allow the fritters to cool slightly before serving. Serve with butter, sour cream, or even a nice bacon jam if you have it! Enjoy!
BATTER RECIPE and DIRECTIONS:
• 2 1/2 cups flour
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 2 large eggs, separated
• 2 cups buttermilk (or plain yogurt and use 2/3 cup thinned with milk until it makes 1 cup)
• 1/2 cup milk
• 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
• Canola or peanut oil for frying
Whisk the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together in a large bowl. In a separate smaller bowl, whisk the egg yolks, buttermilk, and milk. Add the melted, cooled butter and whisk until well combined. Pour the yolk and milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until barely combined. Add the egg whites and stir just until a thick batter is formed. Set aside for 5 minutes