Golden Zucchini Fritters
Recipe type: Side Dish, Appetizer
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Serves: 10
We know that your time is precious, so we aren’t going to encourage you to fritter it away. Or are we? These fantastic fritters are a mere 20-minute investment and the results are worth every second. Cooked until golden-crusted yet soft and creamy inside, these crispy cakes are the combination of grated sweet zucchini mixed with fresh creamy ricotta and flavorful Parmesan cheese. A delicious, fast and easy side dish, these crowd-pleasing Zucchini Ricotta Fritters will definitely free up some time for you to dilly-dally.
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Lemon wedges, to squeeze over cooked zucchini fritters
  1. GRATE ZUCCHINIS and remove excess liquid by squeezing the zucchini in small sections with your hands. Place grated zucchini on paper towels to remove remaining liquid. Place in a large bowl and combine with ricotta cheese, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic, whisked egg, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly until well combined.
  2. USING A ¼-CUP SCOOP, form zucchini mixture into 10 round, flat patties. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add zucchini patties and cook until golden, 2–3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and serve with squeezed lemon juice.
Choose small to medium-sized, darker-skinned zucchinis, as they have more flavor and nutrients than large ones.
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