These easy zucchini fritters are a great way to use fresh zucchini, especially in the summer when there is an abundance of them on the markets. Or even better, if you pick them directly from your garden.
Our recipe will show you how to make amazingly delicious and light fritters you can enjoy as separate meal or a great side-dish. If you love zucchini in your meals, we suggest you to try our recipes for quick fried zucchini balls or sweet corn zucchini flatbread pizza.
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This recipe calls for a few simple ingredients including FRESH ZUCCHINI which are the star of the recipe.
You will also need an EGG, some FLOUR, MASCARPONE CHEESE (you can skip this if you don't have), chopped FRESH PARSLEY, BAKING POWDER, SALT and BLACK PEPPER for seasoning.
Start with grating zucchini using large-holes on the box grater. Once grated, place them in a colander, sprinkle zucchini with some salt and leave aside for 10 minutes. Now, squeeze out as much water as possible from zucchini to avoid making fritters soggy. You can do this with your hands or using a clean cloth.
Once you have zucchini ready, whisk an egg in a large bowl using a balloon whisk, then add mascarpone and flour and whisk until you get a thick batter. We add small amount of baking powder to ensure light and fluffy texture of fritters.
Now add grated zucchini and chopped parsley and stir with a fork. In the end season with salt and pepper.
For frying fritters heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil (use 1 tablespoon for each batch) on a skillet or non-stick frying pan.
Spoon a tablespoon of batter onto the skillet for each fritter and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the fritters are golden brown. Transfer fritters to a plate lined with kitchen paper. Fry 2-3 fritters in a batch, depending on the size of skillet.
Make sure to check and adjust heat between batches if necessary to avoid burning the fritters. Your easy zucchini fritters are ready to serve!
YOU HAVE SOME LEFTOVER FRITTERS? Keep them in athe fridge for up to 1 week. Reheat by placing on lined baking sheet in the oven.