Wednesday, April 21, 2010

How to get your picky eater to eat...


Do you have a picky eater? All of the sudden, I do. All Lucy seems to want to eat is bananas, cheese, and bread. Healthy, huh? So, in an effort to get her to eat something, anything green, I made her some Zucchini Fritters last night.

Oh, how I do love this little gem of a cookbook. Its from Williams Sonoma, where all the best things are from. Now, as you may remember I don't use measuring utensils or ever follow recipes in my cooking endeavors... So I will provide you with the recipe as it is in the cookbook, but I added a bit here and there. I'll put my additions in (parentheses).

Zucchini Fritters

2 medium zucchini, trimmed (I used 2.5ish)
1/4 teaspoon of salt (I used sea salt, just a dash)
(a dash Lawry's seasoning salt)
6 tablespoons cornmeal
2 tablespoons all-purpose (plain) flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika (I used regular and prob more than 1/4 t.)
1 large egg lightly beaten
1-2 tablespoons canola oil (I used vegetable and enough to coat the pan)

• Using a large grater-shredder and shred the zucchini into a bowl. It will be about 2 cups-ish. Toss with salt and Lawry's. Let stand for 15 minutes to drain. Wrap the zucchini in a paper towel and squeeze out as much moisture and possible. Return to the bowl.

• In a small bowl, stir together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and paprika. Add the zucchini and egg and stir to mix well.

• In a large frying pan, warm the oil over medium high heat. Using a spoon, scoop up the batter and make a dollop into the pan, use the back of the spoon to flatten each portion into a cake. Cook, turning once, until golden brown, 3-4 minutes total.

• As they finish frying, transfer the fritters to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

I served my fritters with a spicy ranch dipping sauce (ranch and cayenne pepper).

I think Lucy like them...

What do you think?


yiayia said...


Jessica S. said...

Bet you didn't realize you were making Greek food... those are Kolokythokeftedes! My mom makes those all the time! YUM! Your a pretty awesome mommy! :)

In this wonderful life... said...

I think...I WANT SOME!!! YUM!!

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