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easy zucchini and corn fritters

weekend cooking: zucchini fritters

If you remember from last week, I shared my recipe for those pieces of fruit that have been sitting in your fridge for awhile. You know the ones, the ones where you ask yourself “what am I going to make with these?” Well, I had another case of that this week when my green grocer delivered zucchini’s instead of cucumbers.

And I was left with a heap of zucchini’s.

While trying to encourage my kids to eat their veges, I am forever trying to hide them. The most tiny piece of carrot in bolognese sauce, my Little E will find, and ask for it to be taken out.

Although these were not such a great success with her, because she could actually see green in her food, my little man loved them. And I demolished a few too many too!


2 x zucchini’s
1/2 can of corn kernels (or fresh corn off the cob)
1 egg
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
a dash of salt and pepper

Grate the zucchini in a food processor. If you don’t have one, simply use a hand grater.
Drain the excess fluid from the zucchini by putting the grated zucchini in a colander and pushing it down. You will be surprised by the amount of water that comes out. Do this for a couple of times until the volume reduces quite significantly and there is little water left.
In a bowl, mix together the drained zucchini, corn, salt, pepper, egg, flour and baking powder.
Heat a medium sized fry pan with a little oil. Spoon the mixture onto the pan and fry until golden on each side.
Alternatively, you could also put these in the oven. Just remember to flip over half way through cooking.

What’s on your weekend cooking menu?


p.s. This recipe was adapted from Smitten Kitchen

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  • http://heartmama.net Zanni Louise

    Thanks for this Tahlia. Always need easy healthy recipes. X

    • tahlia @ the parenting files

      Zanni, I am trying to be healthy and easy most days of the week. Sometimes, it is not always up there, but hey, thats ok too. Love lots x

  • http://www.averyblendedfamily.com Eleise

    I love these! I also like to add some bacon and fetta or peas to make them more adult friendly!

    • tahlia @ the parenting files

      The thing I love about these kind of fritters is you can totally add other ingredients. Sounds awesome! xox

  • http://theviblog.wordpress.com Rachel

    You won’t believe this but I was looking for this recipe on the weekend! I didn’t like some of the ones I found online but this looks the business! It’s the only way my boys will even think about eating zucchinis. Fantastic and well timed post! Rachel xx

    • tahlia @ the parenting files

      haha… Rachel, it often works out that way… you keep searching and just like that something comes up. Glad I could help.

      Enjoy your weekend xo

  • http://blogofmichele.blogspot.com/ (Michele ) The Hills Are Alive

    these are on high rotation in our place (with a few tweaks to make them GF/coelic friendly) yummy with herbs in them fresh from the garden and a big blob of guacomole and lashings of sweet chilli sauce yum yum quick and easy dinner that at least 3/4 in our family with happily eat (cant please them all)

    • tahlia @ the parenting files

      3/4… that is always pretty good .:) And guacamole… YUMMMM!!!! xoxo