I have a thing for fried foods. Fried chicken is one of my most favorite foods of all time! I love it so much that when I was a devoted vegetarian I happily sinned in the sake for a bite of fried chicken :)
So when I see a recipe that involves something frying in oil I can't help but get excited! I know it's ridiculously unhealthy and bad for your heart, as well as for your body but once in a while it can't be that bad...
So these fritters are not really considered as fried zucchini but still they are kinda fried. It has zucchini, such an amazing vegetable, and a massive amount of parmesan. You really can't go wrong with this match. It's 100% vegetarian and with a hint of lime juice on top it tastes fresh, cheesy and fried. I got the inspiration for this recipe from Nigella Lawson's cook book. She uses feta cheese in it but since I didn't have any I just substituted it to parmesan and it's as lovely as it should be! Hope you'll find it as delicious as I did!
Zucchini Parmesan Fritters
adapted from Nigella Lawson's Forever Summer
3 spring onions
130 grams grated (or ground) parmesan cheese
chopped mint leaves
1 teaspoon ground red paprika
10 grams flour - I used whole wheat rye flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Grate the zucchinis and let them sit for 10 minutes so they would let the excess water out.
Chop the spring onions and mix them with the parmesan. Add in the parsley, mint and red paprika. Add in the flour and season it with salt and pepper. Gradually add the whisked eggs.
Take one handful of grated zucchini and squeeze it above the sink so you get rid of the water. When you're done then add the zucchini to the parmesan mixture. Mix them well with your hands.
Heat olive oil in a pan and then add small balls to it. Cook each side for 2 minutes on low heat.
When they're done place them on paper towels. Squeeze just a tiny bit of lime juice on top of the fritters. Enjoy :)