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zucchini fritters – a great way to use up the extra

by Michelle

Zucchini Fritters are a great way to use up all of the extra zucchini from your vegetable garden. If you’re not a gardener, you’ll find tons of zucchini at any farmer’s market this time of the year here in Atlantic Canada. Avoid zucchini that look like baseball bats. Some growers

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Zucchini Fritters are simple to make and adaptable to your favorite cheese and herbs. Today I used a combination of ricotta, parmigiano and dill. I’ve also used feta, cheddar, mozzarella and fontina, individually, and they were all delicious!

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  • 1 ½ lb small zucchini, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ bread crumbs
  • ½ cup ricotta, drained well
  • ½ cup grated parmigiano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil


  1. Shred the zucchini with a box grater or with the shredding disc of your food processor
  2. Place shredded zucchini in a bowl and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt – toss well
  3. Place zucchini mixture in a cheesecloth and hang to drip for 1 hour.
  4. Leaving the zucchini in the cheesecloth, squeeze excess liquid. There will be a lots!
  5. Place drained zucchini in a large mixing bowl with all of the remaining ingredients except the olive oil and mix thoroughly.
  6. Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a large non-stick skillet.
  7. Drop heaping tablespoons of batter into the hot oil.
  8. Fry until golden then turn over, resist the urge to flatten your fritter completely; flatten slightly and repeat.
  9. Drain on paper towel and serve with sour cream or tzatziki.

THE LOVE: The fritters freeze perfectly. Reheat them from frozen in a 400*F oven until they are hot and crispy. Check at 10 minutes.

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Thanks for reading and stay safe. XO