Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Zucchini, Potato Fritters


These are really yummy, and even if your kids are a little picky and don't care for zucchini, they will love these if they enjoy potatoes; It is very like potato pancake... but better I think... If they are picky eaters, my philosophy has become "what they don't know won't hurt them", and so I don't give them the list of ingredients... just dish it up with a smile (it works some of the time).

Ingredients
6 cups hashbrowns  (from the freezer section works fine.. or make your own by cooking potatoes whole and then grating them)
6 cups grated raw zucchini
1 cup finely chopped onion
3 - 4 cloves garlic crushed and minced
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cup flour (either whole wheat or white unbleached flour works well).
2 teaspoons dill weed or a handful of fresh chopped basil or both.

Directions

In a large bowl, toss together hash browns, zucchini, onions and garlic.  Add oil and stir until thoroughly mixed.  Add flour and fresh herbs and mix well using hands.

In a large frying pan, heat a few tablespoons natural shortening or oil; scrub surface with a spatula, once it is hot, to create a non-stick surface.  Once oil is hot, turn heat to low/medium.  Place a dollop of your mixture onto pan, one by one until pan is full.  Fry until brown, and then flip and brown the other side.  I don't like to fry it  too hot, because I want it to cook in the middle, and not just brown.... this accomplishes both.  Serve as a dinner side dish, or for breakfast with eggs.  Extra's can be frozen and re-warmed in oven.  Enjoy.



5 comments:

Keri On said...

Looks delicious,Pam!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh I am sure those are just like Potato Chips...You can't just eat one....Those LOOK really good...And I am sure they don't last long either...Thank you for sharing the recipe...I am cataloging this one.. : )
Blessings

Danielle said...

I have been trying to comment on this delicious post all day!!! Dumb hoo ha phone. :-D
These look amazing! Oh my goodness! When we get paid I'm going right out to stock up on the zuchini!
Love you so much!
Danielle

Heather said...

Oh those look great!! thanks for sharing ~I love zucchini one of my favorite summer vegtables...Love Heather

Elizabeth said...

You know how to pull at my heart strings! MMMmmmmm does that look amazing! You are going to have make these when I come and visit! I can't wait! :D