I bet you didn’t know that that August 8th is National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. Is it a truly legit holiday? Well…it is listed on the National Day Calendar along with some other awesome (and not so awesome) holidays. But I say…let’s celebrate!
Did you know Zucchini, or Courgette, is a fruit? It is treated as a vegetable but it comes from the zucchini flower. Zucchini is one of the easiest plants to grow and most gardeners end up with tons on their hands come August…hence, the holiday.
So why not share? If you are one of these gardeners out there and you are looking for a way to get rid of excess, leave some secretly on your neighbor’s porch. Don’t forget to send me your pictures and stories!
One of my favorite and easy recipes is Zucchini Fritters.
You will need:
1 ½ pounds zucchini, grated
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, beaten
2 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
- Mix zucchini and salt together in a colander then place in sink to drain for 10 minutes.
- Use some cheesecloth to get excess moisture out of zucchini, or just squeeze excess water out with your hands. Don’t miss this step – otherwise they get soggy.
- Mix flour, cheese, egg, garlic, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
- Heat the olive oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet.
- Mix the flour mixture with the zucchini.
- Scoop about a Tablespoon of batter in the skillet, gently flatten with the top of your spatula, and fry about 3 minutes per side. Add oil as needed.
- When they are golden brown they are done. Enjoy!
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