I saw a delicious looking photo for zucchini fritters the other day, but they were made with eggs and feta so I decided to experiment and make my own without the animal products. And here they are.
I added lots of herbs because the flavour of fresh herbs in every mouthful is irresistible. There were so many herbs that maybe I should have called them parsley and coriander fritters. I’m not going to lie, I love the explosion of the herb flavours in every bite. Maybe I love it even more than the zucchini but you need to eat more than just herbs, these zucchini fritters need some veggies in there somewhere. And there’s lots of zucchini in them, lots more than there is parsley and coriander. So zucchini fritters they are.
Did you know that zucchini can be included in both sweet and savoury dishes? I sometimes make a chocolate pie with zucchini. I’ll share that one with you another day. Today it’s all about the zucchini fritters.
In the past I’ve always thought that zucchini fritters were hard to make and time consuming. There just seems to be so many steps. And yet here I was feeling like zucchini fritters and not having too much time. There are a few steps in this recipe, and if you try to rush, they may just fall apart. But if you’ve got the time to make them, then I’d recommend making them. Squeezing out the liquid from the shredded zucchini is crucial. Don’t skip this step, unless you feel like eating a soggy mash of zucchini. Actually, it will probably still taste okay with all hose herbs, but they definitely won’t be fritters.
I used tofu in place of feta cheese and a chia seed mix to bind them in place of an egg.
I made a batch and had them for lunch, and then for dinner and then for breakfast the next morning. Because once you’ve made a batch of zucchini fritters, you can never have too much. I stored them overnight in the fridge and they were even more tasty (if that’s possible) the next day. And they stuck together more too. So if you’re thinking of making these for a picnic, make them the day before. They are just as delicious cold.