Last weekend’s delivery from Grandma’s garden was baby golden zucchini. Gorgeously fresh, having been picked from the garden not 30 mins prior, it was calling out for something simple to celebrate. Bring on some fritters!
I get 4 fritters out of the below ingredients which is enough for myself and Baby Bear for lunch with a little salad on the side as Hubby does not partake of these particular little morsels, more fool him I say!
1 small or ½ medium zucchini, grated and squeezed of excess moisture
1 scant Tablespoon of tapioca flour
Big pinch of salt and grind of pepper
Knob of coconut oil for frying
Mix everything together except the coconut oil and stand while you get your pan ready to thicken slightly.
Heat a heavy based fry pan over a medium heat and when pan is hot add the coconut oil. (You need the oil to be hot before you add the fritter mixture so it starts cooking straight away allowing it to get golden and crisp. If you add the mixture to the pan before it reaches temperature the batter will start to absorb the oil and be flaccid and, let’s face it, a bit yuck.) Let the oil melt completely and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.
Ladle in ¼ Cup measures of the fritter mixture and cook until you start to see little bubbles appearing in the top of the fritter dollops. Check carefully to ensure the bottoms are golden brown then flip and cook the other side, till you’re golden brown top and bottom.
Then plate up and enjoy straight away! I like to have mine with pesto, baby Bear likes to have hers with tomato sauce, each to their own 🙂