Baked Zucchini Fritters

If you’re looking for a delightful way to enjoy the goodness of zucchini, these Baked Zucchini Fritters are just what you need. With their crispy exterior and tender interior, they make for a perfect appetizer or even a light meal. The combination of fresh zucchini, aromatic herbs, and a touch of grated cheese creates a medley of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Olive oil, for brushing

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the grated zucchini in a colander, sprinkle with salt, and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then, using your hands, squeeze out the excess moisture from the zucchini.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the squeezed zucchini, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, beaten eggs, chopped parsley, dried oregano, and black pepper. Mix well until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  4. Take a portion of the mixture and shape it into a small fritter. Place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining mixture, leaving some space between the fritters.
  5. Lightly brush the tops of the fritters with olive oil. This will help them achieve a golden-brown color in the oven.
  6. Bake the zucchini fritters in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until they are crispy and golden on the outside.
  7. Once done, remove the fritters from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 fritters

These Baked Zucchini Fritters are a flavorful and healthier twist on the classic fried fritters. They’re crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and loaded with the goodness of zucchini and herbs.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 85, Fat – 3.5g, Carbohydrates – 10g, Protein – 4g

Indulge in these Baked Zucchini Fritters as a delightful appetizer, side dish, or even a satisfying snack. The marriage of textures and flavors will leave you craving more. Serve them with a tangy dipping sauce or a dollop of Greek yogurt for an extra touch of creaminess. Whether you’re a zucchini enthusiast or just looking for a delicious way to sneak in some veggies, these fritters are a must-try. Enjoy the wholesome goodness in every bite!