Zu-Fritters

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So excited to share these delicious zu-fritters with you! Yes, that’s a term I came up with that marries zucchini with fritters and the result is scrumptious. They take time and easiest done with a food processor but worth it once you see your little ones gobbling them up, and not just one. They are soft on the inside with a slight crunch on the outside which are very manageable for new solid-eating babies to chew and swallow.

These are a great way to get your little-ones eating vegetables in its non-veggie form. I will post many variations of these fritters in the months to come but these were such a hit with Alex that I had to share immediately! I also need to mention that Alex isn’t a fan of zucchini’s in general, we’ve tried purees, in soups, and grilled, and he won’t take to any of them. But we certainly found a winner with these zu-fritters and find we don’t have much left over once we all have had at least two over dinner time. I recommend doubling the ingredients if you want to have leftovers for lunch the next day. 😊

 

Zu-Fritters

Prep: 30 min Bake: 30 min Total: 60 min
Serves: 9 zu-fritters

Best for: Toddlers and babies who are comfortable with texture

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 large or 3 medium zucchinis

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup flour (can substitute almond flour)

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  • 1 large or 2 medium garlic cloves

  • ½ cup of white cheddar cheese

  • 2 tbs of olive oil

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp pepper

 

STEPS:

  • Grate unpeeled zucchini in food processor or use a large hole box grater. Place grated zucchini in a strainer with salt for at least 30 minutes to allow excess water to drain. Mix it every so often to ensure you remove as much liquid as possible.

  • Preheat oven to 400⁰ Fahrenheit and line a tray with parchment paper, drizzle olive oil.

  • Transfer grated zucchini and remaining ingredients into a bowl (flour, egg, salt, pepper, baking powder, crushed garlic, cheddar cheese), and mix well. I like to use my hands to ensure the mixture is well combined.

  • Scoop out about half a handful of the mixture, roll into a ball and then flatten it with your hands to make a round patty shape, should make nine zu-fritters.

  • Bake the zu-fritters until golden brown (15 minutes per side).

  • Best served warm out of the oven.