Zucchini and Carrot Fritters: such an easy side dish recipe that’s a breeze to whip and oh so delicious. After all, it’s that time of year when you have more zucchini then you know what to do with. Don’t worry; I’ve got your back. You just can’t go wrong with these lovely zucchini & carrot fritters for an easy dinner you can make at home.
I was in the mood this week for something fried and salty. My first thought was homemade French fries, but when I started looking around the kitchen and then saw my massive pile of zucchini, a light went on. My mom would make potato patties in a similar way to this recipe, so I thought, let’s just switch this out with zucchini and some carrots. And voila, you have the best recipe for a family dinner.
The family loved these Zucchini & Carrot Fritters and asked for me to make them again, that’s a win in my book! And it’s the perfect way to use that big pile of zucchini I know you have, sitting on your counter making you feel guilty for neglecting them.
Zucchini and Carrot Fritters Printable Recipe
Zucchini & Carrot Fritters
- 3 1/2 C. Shredded Zucchini
- 1 C. Shredded Carrots
- 2 large Eggs
- 1/2 C. Flour
- 1/4 C. Grated Cheddar Cheese
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Black Pepper
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
- Oil to fry in my favorite oils to fry with are avocado oil, sunflower seed oil, & coconut oil
In a large bowl combine the zucchini, and carrots together. Add the eggs, flour, cheese, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Mix well. Put about an 1/8 inch of oil n a large frying pan, and place it over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, spoon small mounds of your mixture into the pan. Press down to make a disc shaped patty, and cook for a few minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate, and sprinkle with coarse salt. Repeat with remaining fritter mixture.
*Note If you are using frozen shredded Zucchini or if its super moist, put in a cheese cloth lined colander in the sink, sprinkle a 1/2 tsp. Salt over it and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Then squeeze out the excess moisture, and you are ready to go!
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I served these Homemade Zucchini & Carrot Fritters up with a pork roast, mashed potatoes, and some homemade bread. I love it when a good meal comes together, and your family enjoys it as much as you do! Yum.
In the video above we go for a Fall picnic after making Zucchini & Carrot Fritters, come along and enjoy the adventure.
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