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Zucchini Fritters


  • 2 medium zucchini washed and thinly cut into sticks

  • 1/3 cup ricotta drained

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 to 1 cup panko breadcrumb depending of the consistency of your ricotta

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • lemon zest from a lemon


  • In a large bowl, combine the zucchini (cut into sticks), ricotta, egg, lemon zest and 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Stir well, then stir in the breadcrumbs just until incorporated. Let the batter rest for 20 min in the fridge.

  • In a large skillet, heat 1/4 inch of olive oil until shimmering.

  • Shape spoonfuls of the zucchini batter into 3-in. (diameter) patties with your hands (careful, if you make them too thin they will break apart). Working in batches, add the patties in the pan with 1-2 tablespoons of oil. It is easier to flatten the patties with a spoon while in the pan, so you can try to flatten a little more at this point.

  • Fry over moderately high heat, adding more oil when necessary, turning the patties once, until browned and crisp, about 3 minutes per side. Drain the fritters on the paper towels and serve right away, with lemon wedges.

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