We’v always wanted to have a big garden. Growing up my dad always grew a lot of the veggies our family ate and my father-in-law had the most beautiful garden full of amazing produce. This spring we started early with seeds inside and ended up with several plants for our garden boxes. We lost several of our zucchini and squash seedlings though and I was heartbroken. Well, heartbroken until a week ago when I realized just how much one of each of those plants can produce. We have so much fresh zucchini and yellow squash that we are having trouble eating it all. It is a good thing I’m creative in the kitchen and have neighbors to share with! Earlier this week I made “noodles” from them and today I made Zucchini and Squash Fritters. The fritters are such a hit!
Zucchini and Squash Fritters Recipe
- 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Zucchini and Squash
- 1 Tbsp Ground Red Onion
- 1 Cup Ground Oats – I used gluten free oats
- 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
- 2 Eggs
- Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder to Taste
How To Make Zucchini and Summer Squash Fritters:
I used a mandolin and shredded zucchini and summer squash until I had about 1 1/2 cups. I placed the shredded veggies into a medium mixing bowl and grated my red onion on top.
For the oats, I wanted them a little finer than they come so I put them in my Ninja for a few seconds to make them more like a fine bread crumb. Add 1 cup of the ground oats and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese to the veggies.
Stir well with a spatula to combine.
Next, whisk 2 eggs well and add to the mixture.
Stir the egg in, making sure the consistency is good for making patties. It should be sticky and thick.
Heat a large skillet with oil. Form the mixture into 1/4 cup balls and flatten before placing in the skillet. Cook over medium/high heat until golden brown on each side, about 4 minutes each side.
Remove from the skillet and serve hot. My family loves these with sweet chili sauce and I like them with a creamy, lime ranch dip! They make a great side or even a replacement for a burger patty!
I hope you enjoy this zucchini and summer squash fritters recipe. Let us know what you think in the comments or tag us with @familyfocusblog in your social shares. We can’t wait to see what you made!