So about a month ago I got a strong craving for zucchini fritters. Actually, I saw them in the deli at PCC and they looked amaaaaaazing, but they were made with breadcrumbs and cheese, womp womp. So I did what I always do, I rushed to Pinterest for inspiration so I could make my own version. I looked at a handful of recipes and decided to just riff in the kitchen and see what would happen.
For the first batch I spiralized the zucchini then chopped it up to form the fritters. The chunks of zucchini were too big and the fritters turned out kind of dry.
For the next batch I grated the zucchini to get a better texture, and added a little bit of almond milk, tapioca starch, and another egg to help bind the fritters and keep them moist. This was #teamtoomuch. The batter was really soupy and the tapioca flour made it spongy. They still tasted good, but it just wasn't what I was going for.
The third batch was finally right! Not spongy, soupy or chunky. I know it took me a while to get this recipe up, but I wanted to make sure it was just right for you! You can see the finished product below.
They turned out nice and browned with a great flavor. It took me a while but it was worth it. Check out the recipe below.
• 4 medium zucchini
• 1/2 large onion
• 2 garlic cloves
• 3/4 cup chopped mushroom
• 4 green onion
• 1 1/2 cup almond meal
• 2 eggs
• 2 tsp coconut aminos
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tsp cumin
• 1/2 tsp paprika
• Coconut oil (to grease pan)
First grate the zucchini into a large mixing bowl. Set the grated zucchini into a strainer to get rid of the excess water. You can also pat the zucchini down with a paper towel to soak up the water. This is important so the fritters will hold when you cook them. Chop up the onion, garlic cloves, mushroom and green onion. Mix it all together with the remaining ingredients.
Grease a large pan and bring it to medium heat. Form the patties in the palm of your hand before placing in the pan. Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes, or until nicely browned. And there you have it! Super easy to make and delicious. This makes a pretty big batch so if your meal prepping this will last you a while. Enjoy!