At the request of my family, I made these TWO, read that TWO, nights in a row!!! The first night I made one batch. The second night I tripled the recipe. Even my non-green vegetable~ only gluten flour~ eating, husband loved them. Also, when I posted the above status on Facebook, I was asked to post the recipe here. Wow, that was such a compliment. I actually felt a little embarrassed! I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as my family did!
**2 medium zucchini shredded
**1 egg or 1 1/2 tsp egg replacer
**1/2 cup flour (to make gluten-free I used the 4 flour blend from Bette Hagman's book Gluten Free Gourmet)
**1/2 teaspoon baking powder
**diced garlic or powdered garlic to taste
**diced onions or onion powder to taste (diced very fine!)
**oil for frying
Grate Zucchini (or use food processor if you are so lucky as to actually have one). I recommend the largest strands possible. Mix with 2 tsp. of salt. Mix well. Put in a large strainer in a large bowl so it can catch the water dripping out of the zucchini. Let this mixture sit about 10 minutes. Don't skip this. It is important. It takes out some of the tart/sour taste zucchini can have. It also helps to release all the moisture that they contain.
Preheat (preferably) a cast iron skillet. This will make your clean up a snap! I have tried both coconut oil and canola. I much preferred the coconut! Plus it was much healthier. As you fry these you will continue to add oil. Keep it handy.
While this mixture is sitting, mix together the flour, egg, garlic, onion and some more salt. Most of the salt mixed in with the zucchini will go down the drain with the water.
Your next step is to get all of the water out of the zucchini. You will be amazed how much water will come out of it. Don't skip this step! I did various methods, I pressed against the sides of my strainer (colander). I wrapped in paper towels and squeezed. I used my bare (clean!) hands. I need a cheese cloth for this step, I think.
This recipe makes about 10 fritters. I tripled it the second night and ended up with about 5 left! These do freeze well and reheat well. If you can do dairy, they are super tasty dipped in ranch dressing. Yum! I tried to post a picture of them done, but for some reason, I can't post that picture. Bugger. Oh well! Enjoy!
Let me know if you tried these and what you thought.