Most gardeners will agree, you know it’s summer when you supply of zucchinis exceeds demand! We’re just getting into zucchini season here in SW Pennsylvania and it’s tough work to keep up with the steady supply of daily zucchini!
In addition to harvesting zucchini, tonight we also picked the last of the spring peas… So why not combine them!!!
Here’s how I make my Zucchini-n-Pea Fritters:
- 1 Medium Zucchini or summer squash
- 1c Peas, fresh or frozen
- 2T Chopped Parsley
- 4 Chopped Spring onions (or 1/4c chopped onion)
- Zest of 1/4 Organic unwaxed lemon
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Small clove of Garlic Pressed (or the bulbs of one garlic scape)
- Sea Salt and Pepper
- 3T Sweet Rice Flour (buy HERE)
- 3T Tapioca Starch (buy HERE)
- 1/2t Xanthan Gum (buy HERE)
- 1/3c White Rice Flour (buy HERE)
- Coconut Oil to fry your fritters in (buy HERE)
Shred your zucchini (I used my Mandoline, buy HERE) and sprinkle with salt.. allow to sit and release water for 15 minutes then squeeze out the liquid (you will have about 2 cups of squeezed shredded zucchini)
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, parsley, garlic, onion, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Add in Peas (if fresh blanch in boiling water for 3 minutes, if frozen just thaw in warm water) and squeezed shredded zucchini.
Add in the remaining ingredients (dry stuff) and mix well. You don’t want your mixture to be too dry, nor too wet. If they are too wet they will spread out in your pan too thin.. you may have to add a few pinches of additional flours or drops of water to get the desired consistency.
In a large skillet over medium heat, add coconut oil (approx. 4T, add more as needed throughout frying your fritters) Drop scant 1/4c fritters into your pan… lightly brown on each side. Drain on a paper towel lined plate and season with additional sea salt to taste.
Funny thing is, these taste BETTER at room temperature! I swear! But they are really good straight out of the skillet.. Don’t be afraid to make them a little earlier than the rest of your meal, or plan to pack them for tomorrow’s lunch!!