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).

3 cups hashbrowns  (from the freezer section works fine.. or make your own by cooking potatoes whole and then grating them)
3 cups grated raw zucchini
1/2 cup finely chopped or grated onion
2-3 cloves garlic crushed and minced
3/4 cup flour (either whole wheat or white unbleached flour works well).
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons dill weed, parsley or a handful of fresh chopped basil or all of the above.
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
Oil for frying
Optional additions: 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn


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

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.


  1. 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.. : )

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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