Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Zucchini Fritters

Leah and I made these last night and they were YUMMY!  Remember, this is from a boy who doesn't even like zucchini.  I ate half of them.

2 small zucchini (10 oz. each)
1 large carrot
1 egg
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper

Grate zucchini and carrots.  With paper towels, dry vegetables well.  Mix together all ingredients.  Shape into 8 equally sized balls (this is messy).  Put four balls in a greased frypan and press balls until flat.  Cook them for five minutes, flipping once.  Repeat with other four balls.

This makes two GENEROUS servings, each of which are about 270 calories.  Yes, you get a lot of food for no calories.  Leah and I didn't even eat sour cream on them like we used to on zucchini pancakes.

Note, these fall apart quite easily.  In the original recipe, you're supposed to deep fry them in a skillet for five minutes instead of pan cooking them.  This would surely crisp them up better, but it means that every two cakes (so four servings instead of two) have 245 calories.  Again, this is hardly extravagant.

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