Zucchini and Cauliflower Fritters

Zucchini and Cauliflower Fritters

Fried Food at its Best!

Two of my children really enjoy fried food. I think it would be safe to say that a lot of kids do. So naturally they could gravitate to fried food that works against their health – chicken nuggets, chips etc. So wouldn’t it be wonderful to find a food that matches a child’s craving for something fried yet contains all the goodness of multiple vegetables? Zucchini and Cauliflower Fritters may just be the answer.

While I was making these, my 10 year old daughter appeared at my elbow and said ‘Wow! That looks yum!’ And do you know what, she ate all her fritters at dinner AND asked for more for lunch the next day! If I can get my daughter to eat two of the vegetables she would usually refuse simply by lightly frying them in a fritter, I call that success! How nice it is to be able to teach healthy eating habits. It is so great to develop those taste buds for beautiful vegetables.

These fritters are light and delicious and full of goodness. As well as zucchini and cauliflower I included peas and shallots as well as parsley and dill so there is plenty of green included. Zucchini is rich in vitamin A and so good for eye health. Cauliflower is high in fibre and rich in vitamin B. Vitamin B helps manage energy levels, good digestion and cell development. Peas are rich in potassium and fibre and super good for heart health.

I also included parmesan cheese and ricotta cheese for flavour, texture and protein. I included eggs to bind the fritters and for protein. These Zucchini and Cauliflower Fritters are very similar to my Crispy Vegetable Fritters and every bit as delicious. On the evening we had them for dinner I served them with a lemon and parsley yoghurt dressing. This was just the juice of half a lemon, a few tablespoons of chopped parsley leaves mixed with a cup of Greek yoghurt. I also offered a wedge of lemon and a salad. It was perfect and extremely satisfying. This is also a great meal for meat-less Mondays or for any dinner you want to go plant based.

So encourage your tribe to try new things. Serve Zucchini and Cauliflower Fritters and let me know what they think.

Zucchini and Cauliflower Fritters Pin

So yummy and full of vegetarian goodness!

 

Zucchini and Cauliflower Fritters

Delicious morsels of vegetarian goodness.

Course Main Course
Keyword Zucchini and Cauliflower Fritters
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Jane Georgiades

Ingredients

  • 3 zucchinis grated
  • 1/2 head cauliflower finely chopped
  • 1 cup peas frozen
  • 1 bunch shallots finely sliced
  • 1 bunch dill chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves chopped
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 150 g smooth ricotta cheese
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for shallow frying

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients apart from the oil in a large bowl. Mix well. Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a frying pan. I use an electric frying pan but any large pan will do. The oil needs to be quite hot. Drop a tablespoon of mixture in the pan and continue until there are about 6 or so spoonfuls cooking depending on the size of your pan. Don't crowd the pan. Lightly fry the fritters until they are golden and firm then turn – this will be a couple of minutes each side. Serve with your favourite dressing like lemon, parsley and yoghurt and a delicious salad.

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