January 29

Recipe of the Week: Zucchini Fritters (video)

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This week features a very fun recipe for our students, Zucchini Fritters!

We make these crispy appetizers using lots of grated zucchini.  Each bite is loaded with Vitamin A, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Riboflavin.

Watch How We Teach Zucchini Fritters here

Zucchini Fritters

Ingredients:
3lb zucchini, grated
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 eggs, beaten
2 garlic cloves, minced
Vegetable oil
Sour cream
Salt and Pepper

Directions:
Using a grater, grate zucchini on the largest setting.  Place in a colander with a bowl beneath.  Squeeze the zucchini with your hands to remove the moisture.  Add a pinch of salt, and let sit for 5-10 minutes, which helps remove the moisture.

In a large bowl, combine zucchini, flour, parmesan, garlic, and eggs. Season with salt pepper to taste, and mix well.

In a large pan over medium heat, add 4 Tbs oil. Scoop a tablespoon of zucchini batter for each fritter, add to the hot pan carefully and flatten with a spatula.  Cook until each side is crispy and golden, about 2 minutes per side.  Continue with the rest of the batter.  If the batter becomes too moist, mix a bit of flour.  When the zucchini fritters are cooked, remove to a paper-towel lined plate.  Season with a pinch of salt.

Serve warm with sour cream.


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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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