One goal of ours this week was to try new recipes; summer hours mean later dinners and more time spent out enjoying the season. Those “late” dinners are usually quick ones – we’re just-in from riding, running, yoga-ing, walking, etc and want something five minutes ago! And by “quick”, I mean routine and uncreative.
Pinterest to the rescue! I don’t log on often, because when I do? The next hour is totally gone, sucked quickly into cyberspace to be divided among “Food & Drink”, “Women’s Apparel” and “Travel”. I have a board full of recipes for the Veg Life, none of which we’ve ever actually made.
Thanks to a tip from our weekend visitors – one board for recipes “to make”, one board for recipes we have made (transfer pins), to keep it all straight! – I used my Veg life pins to inspire our grocery cart.
Zucchini Fritters – Vegan & Gluten-Free*
Recipe adapted from Alexandra’s Kitchen
2 zucchinis, coarsely grated (I had one large, one small)
1 medium white potato, coarsely grated
1/4 cup yellow onion, diced
1/4 cup Quinoa flour**
Salt to taste
1 tsp dried rosemary (or herb of choice)
1 tsp dried thyme (or herb of choice)
1.5 Tbsp olive oil, divided
*We’re out of our farm eggs, which I didn’t realize until mixing these together. Egg-free version is vegan-friendly.
**Could substitute any other flour (whole-wheat, oat, etc.).
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl – reserve 1 Tbsp oil for “frying”.
Heat remaining oil over medium in a deep sauté pan. Form mixture into “patties” – this is a loose term, as you’ll notice these are very moist and don’t seem to stick initially. Just form those patties and trust the veggies.
Cook on each side for 4-5 minutes, until browned and sticking. Just like a pancake, you’ll know when to “flip” because it will actually do so (vs. crumbling into tiny zucchini+potato pieces).
I could do three fritters at a time; this batch made a total of ~12. One serving is 2-3, depending on how big you make them.
Serving suggestions: atop quinoa (a la us) or pasta, or with tzatziki dipping sauce (great appetizer option!). If you have something else in mind, go with that.
Either way, enjoy this simple veg-filled dinner!