Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Friendly Feast

When you have a zucchini that weighs as much as your child, you need some help eating it. On Sunday we planned to cook up our beast and then realized that we might need some help. So we had an impromptu fritter feast and Oliver's BFF came over to help. This photo above is not at all representative of the number of fritters that were made. We were eating them as they were done and I think I made 30 or so. I didn't really follow a recipe but I'll tell you what you'll need!

1 mammoth zucchini, or just a few regular sized ones, shredded
3 ears of corn, kernels cut off
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 cloves chopped garlic
2 eggs
Flour & corn meal for thickening
1/4 shredded parmesan cheese
4 sprigs chopped fresh rosemary
Oil for frying

Combine all ingredients (except oil) in a large bowl and mix well. You want the batter to be on the thicker side of things to add flour and cornmeal as needed. Heat oil to 350. I used an ice cream scoop to portion out the fritters. Carefully drop the batter into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, turning as needed. Once done, scoop them out onto a paper bag to drain and lightly season with salt. Repeat until done. We served them with a side of Greek yogurt for dipping, strawberries, and a chick pea and tomato salad. They were really delicious! No, it's certainly not the healthiest meal, but as a friend said, sometimes it's just liberating to deep fry something. It was a well worth the effort and the boys loved them too! 

Here they are sharing a love headbutt and not fighting over toys, they are getting so big! Happy Tuesday friends!

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