Today's recipe is a simple vegetarian lunch option with very easy preparation. Zucchini fritters.
I usually start thinking of this recipe when I notice the zucchini in my fridge have been lying there for quite some time now and could use some meal participation. I know I shouldn't have food in my fridge which is not assigned to a meal (why would I buy the zucchini if they were not on the list?). But it happens because I'm only human and do exercise impulsive buying from time to time.
Good thing about the zucchini fritters is that you only need 6 ingredients which you usually already have in your kitchen. The only tricky one might be scallions which can always be substituted with chives or regular onion.
3 regular zucchini
1/4 cup of chopped scallions (or chives or little less amount of inion)
1/2 cup of flour
3 cloves of garlic
First step to do is to grade the zucchini, mix in salt, and leave it in a strainer over the sink (or a bowl) for 10 minutes to allow for draining excessive water. After ten minutes you should have ready your chopped scallions, pressed garlic, beaten egg, and flour. Mix well all ingredients and you should be ready for frying.
On a large skillet pre-heat oil and form "pancakes" from the zucchini dough. Fry each fritter in oil for 1-2 minutes on each side. When done, let the fritters sit on a paper napkin to get rid of the frying oil.
You can also choose frying on a very little amount of oil which will make the fritters slightly different in appearance but the taste will be just as perfect and your meal will be healthier.
The zucchini fritters are great if served with sour cream or a garlic dip. If none of those are at your hand don't worry, I usually eat the fritters just as they are because they really are delicious. Enjoy!