Learn how to make zucchini corn fritters that you can pack for lunch the next day. This recipe is very simple to follow, too. Working moms know how difficult it is to prepare dinner, especially when coming from work. I’ve been there before; rushing home after work and thinking of what to prepare for my kids and husband not just for dinner but also for breakfast and lunch the following day. It can be very, very exhausting. Are you the type of mom who would cook 1-2 meals in the evening, so there’s extra food that can be packed for lunch? If so, then you would likely be interested in the zucchini corn fritters recipe that I am to share with you.
What are fritters?
Fritters are the general term used for fried foods consisting of a bread filled with bits of ingredients ranging from meat, vegetables, and seafood. It is battered and deep fried. Fritters provide an easy way to use leftover or extra vegetables that you may have in your fridge. The principle of cooking fritters is also very simple. Aside from the veggies, you need eggs and flour. Add something tasty like cheese, herbs, and spices. Mix these ingredients together and fry until golden. It serves many purposes. It’s idea for brunch. It can also serve as the main course, a side dish, or even snack. Here’s one interesting trivia– – fritters were once served by President Grover Cleveland during Thanksgiving dinner.
Appreciating veggie fritters
While you can make fritters out of meat and seafood, I have always associated it with vegetables. Why? Because when I was younger, my mom would periodically use leftover vegetables to cook fritters. When I grew up, I realized the practicality of it. What’s nice about fritters is that many veggies can be used to cook fritters. You can use cauliflower and broccoli. Carrots, sweet potato, and parsnips make great fritters, too. The same goes for hearty greens like spinach or kale. In this recipe, we’ll be using zucchini and corn. You’ll realize how the two blend well together for a delicious and nutritious fritters.
Health benefits of zucchini
I chose zucchini for this recipe not just because it is abundant in the summer. It is also very nutritious. Zucchini is high in dietary fiber, vitamin A and C, carbohydrates, protein and potassium. This veggie is ideal for those wanting to shed unwanted pounds because it is low in calories. Its high fiber content also aids in the burning of fats. Your heart will also thank you when you eat more zucchini. With its high levels of potassium, zucchini can negate the ill-effects of sodium in your body and thus lower blood pressure.
Health benefits of corn
The other base ingredient of this fritters recipe, corn, is also packed with nutrition. Corn provides enough calories for healthy metabolism. It is also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Corn is rich in fiber. In fact, one cup of corn already has 18.4 percent of the recommended daily amount of fiber. Corn thus helps treat digestive problems such as constipation and hemorrhoids and lower the risks of colon cancer. It is also rich in the B vitamins particularly thiamin and niacin. The former is needed by our bodies for cognitive function while niacin can lower cholesterol in the body. Finally, corn is packed with antioxidants which fight free-radicals and thus lower risks of cancer.
Zucchini Corn Fritters Recipe
Now let’s go to the recipe itself. This zucchini corn fritters recipe is easy to make that you’ll need less than 30 minutes to do it.
● Two eggs
● One and a half cup of self-raising flour
● One cup of milk
● One zucchini, trimmed and grated
● Two large corn cobs, with the kernels removed
● Olive oil
● A cup of tzatziki dip
Step by step guide:
1. Sift the flour into a bowl then season with pepper and salt. Whisk milk and eggs in a jug using a fork.
2. Pour over the flour then stir until smooth. Add the zucchini and corn, stir well until combined.
3. Add oil to a non-stick frying pan. Heat the pan over medium-high heat.
4. Using a quarter cup of mixture for every fritter, scoop the mixture with three fritters at a time into the pan.
5. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side. You’ll know that the fritters are done when they turned golden in color and firm to touch. Transfer the fritters to a wire rack to cool.
You can then freeze this fritters for up to 2 months. Simply wrap each fritter in a plastic wrap then cover with an aluminum foil.
In the morning, remove the fritters from the freezer then place them in a lunch box.
The fritters will thaw by lunchtime.
Simple to make, delicious and nutritious, these zucchini corn fritters could be your lifesaver when you have run out of recipe ideas, or when you are so tired to make other dishes like Mexican prawn salad or slow cooked pork with apple sauce.
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