ZUCCHINI FRITTERS (adapted from this recipe)
-1 pound zucchini (2 large or 3 medium sized)
-2 carrots (I used 3 rather small carrots.)
-1 egg, beaten
-1/3 cup flour
-2 green onions
-1 teaspoon sea salt
-1 tablespoon of your favorite herb blend (I like Bragg’s Organic Sprinkle.)
-1/3 cup vegetable or grape seed oil for frying
1. Grate zucchini and carrots. Place in a colander with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and allow to sit for 20 minutes. Ring vegetables out and allow liquid to drain. Use a kitchen towel to ring additional liquid out. (It is important to try and remove as much liquid as possible, so your fritters will be crispy when fried.)
2. Transfer to a large bowl and add egg, flour, diced green onions, salt, and herbs. Stir just until combined.
3. Heat oil in skillet on medium heat. In two batches, add four 1/4 cup size cupfuls to the pan. (I used my measuring cup, packed down the veggies, and then popped out the “patty” onto a spatula before transferring to the pan.) Cook about 4-5 minutes on each side depending on your stove. They should be a dark golden brown on the outside.
4. Allow to cool a couple minutes on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt if desired. Serve promptly with dipping sauce.
*Makes about 8 patties.
LEMON HERB DIPPING SAUCE
In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup mayo, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 teaspoons teaspoon herb blend, and salt and pepper. Stir until combined and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
Remember the design business I’m launching (after three summers of just doing it on the side)? Well friends, I officially have a logo! And a partner in crime. And a whole lotta’ paper work and planning left to do. I’ve been going back and shooting projects for my portfolio as well as fitting in a couple new ones. The website is coming along slowly since I’m doing it myself…you know, in between feedings and diaper changes. Am I flipping crazy to think I can launch a new business with an infant??? The answer to that question is, “Most definitely”. I am absolutely nuts….My house is a wreck, I’ve been running on about 5 hours sleep a night for weeks, and I might have snapped at Stu a couple ten times.
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