Zucchini and carrot fritters

One Thanksgiving I wanted to create a healthy dish I knew my family would enjoy eating and would be different from the usual fare of holiday food. I also wanted to create something with vegetables that were common but still delicious. That is how these fritters were born.

3 medium zucchini
2 large carrots
1/2 cup flour
1/4 olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Step 1. Prepare veggies by washing and cutting off ends. Do not cut in half because it will make it hard to grate.

Step 2. Grate the zucchini and carrot and put in a large mixing bowl.

Step 3. Add flour, olive oil, pepper and salt and start to mix. You want to be able to form patties with these so make sure they stick together well. The mixture should be pretty thick and stick to a fork when mixing.

Step 4. Form patties and set aside on a separate plate. Heat up oil in a pan and pour enough so there is about 1/4 inch of oil in the pan. You can make the fritters any size you want, I prefer 3 bite sized ones.

Step 5. Pan fry fritters on medium high heat. The goal is to get the fritters to have a nice crispy outsides and a soft chewy inside. Cook on the first side for 5 to 8 minutes and flip for another 5 to 8. Set aside on a baking sheet with a paper towel under to let the excess oil run off.

Post by: Colin
Photos by: Colin


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