WHAT ARE FRITTERS?
Fritters are a fried concoction mixing some batter with whatever leftover odds and ends are colonizing your refrigerator. In many countries outside of the U.S. fritters are a popular roadside snack. Japan’s classic version of this recipe is tempura. In general they are simple and easy to make with whatever is abundant (a.k.a. cheap). Give our zucchini fritters a try, these fried morsels can really hit the spot!
SUGGESTIONS WHEN MAKING FRITTERS
- A Summer Recipe
This recipe is especially handy in summer when zucchini are plentiful and the recipe works well with yellow squash too. Our favorite type of zucchini for this preparation is Lebanese kusa–a variety with a thin, pale green skin.
Whenever frying food, remember to add the salt immediately after frying. Otherwise as the fat / grease hardens, it forms a protective shell around the food. So rather then the salt being absorbed and trapped into your zucchini fritters, the sodium will bounce off like bullets do with Superman.
WHAT PAIRS WELL WITH FRITTERS?
Our zucchini fritters are a meal, a side, and an appetizer all wrapped up in one! These delicious vegetable patties do triple duty. Paired with a salad they’re a great vegetarian meal, an excellent appetizer or a side dish to a meat protein. Or dip it delicious, and try these delightful patties with your favorite sauce. They’re delicious with a spicy mayo or aoli or even with our Quick Marinara Sauce. If you can’t get enough feta, Greek Tirokafteri dip is a great option for more salty tang. (written by Chef Stef)