I hate to say it, but I had to work yesterday and missed visiting my Farmer’s Market. Had I been there, I know that there would have been plenty of zucchini for sale, and that’s pretty much true at markets everywhere. I asked a friend of mine, who also happens to be a Personal Chef, to share a zucchini recipe this week, and here it is. I hope you’ll have a chance to try it!
Paleo Zucchini Fritters Recipe
Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 45 mins
Serves: Serves 4
2 medium zucchini, shredded (about 5 cups)
2 tsp sea salt
1⁄4 cup coconut flour
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp black pepper
1⁄4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
Coconut oil or ghee for cooking
1. Shred the zucchini using a box grater or a food processor fitted
with a shredding blade. Put the shredded zucchini in a large bowl. Sprinkle
with the salt and toss well. Walk away for 10 minutes.
2. Now it’s time to squeeze all the moisture out of the zucchini
because nobody likes soggy fritters. Note: If you’re really salt sensitive, you
may want to rinse the zucchini with water, then squeeze it out. Scoop up a
generous handful of the zucchini and squeeze the living daylights out of them
into a sink or bowl. You want them dry. Place in a different bowl.
3. Add the coconut flour, egg and pepper. Stir to combine.
4. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Melt a large spoonful of
ghee or coconut oil in the pan. Pack a 1⁄4 cup measuring cup with the zucchini
mixture, pressing it down inside the cup. Turn the cup out onto the pan and
flatten the zucchini until you get a patty. You can also use a dish or just
eyeball it. I fit about 4 or 5 in a large skillet at one time.
5. Cook each side for 3 to 5
minutes or until nicely browned. Repeat until you‘ve used up all the zucchini
mixture. Be sure to add more ghee or coconut oil to the pan each time you start
a new batch.
6. Cool on a cooling rack so they don’t get soggy.
Add garlic powder or onion powder to the mix.
Sprinkle with freshly chopped chives or parsley.
Serve with a homemade dipping sauce like Lemony Chive Paleo Mayo.
Recipe by Stupid Easy Paleo at http://stupideasypaleo.com/2015/03/28/paleo-zucchini-fritters/