You guys are gonna love me for sharing this recipe!!! I made these for breakfast the other morning, and they are to die for! Plus, they are easy to make, and I don’t know about you, but I always like a nice easy breakfast since I’m not much of a morning person!
So, these fritters…not only are they so tasty, but they are also really good for you! They are packed full of zucchini, peppers and green onion. Some awesome health benefits that each of these veggies provide are as follows:
- Rich in antioxidants
- Immune boosting
- Good for the hair and skin
- Reduces bad cholesterol
- Good for eye health
- Full of vitamin C
- Large protein content, as vegetables go
- Good for the nervous system
- High in fiber
- Full of antioxidants
Scallions (Spring onions)
- High in antioxidants
- Good for heart health
- Helps prevent arthritis
- Good for lowering blood pressure
- Good for reducing nasal congestion
Yeah, so you’re getting all these health benefits in something that tastes amazing…ummmm, I’m sold!
ZUCCHINI AND VEGGIE FRITTERS
- 2 cups grated zucchini (about 3 small zucchinis shredded)
- 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 3/4 cup chopped green onion
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- 2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/8 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 2 large eggs
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- Plain greek yogurt
1.) Prepare your zucchini by shredding it, then place it in a fine mesh sieve over a bowl. Sprinkle it with some sea salt and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. After it has sat for that time, press down on the zucchini squeezing out as much moisture as possible.
2.) In a medium mixing bowl, add the eggs and whisk until smooth. Add the zucchini, bell pepper, onion, flour, thyme, paprika, and sea salt. Stir to combine completely.
3.) In a large frying pan, heat 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil over medium heat. Add three large spoonfuls of the mixture to the pan (the mixture should make about 8 fritters total), and flatten with a spatula. Allow the fritter to cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, then use the spatula to flip the fritter to the other side and allow it to cook for another 2-3 minutes on that side. Transfer to a plate. Repeat this process, for the rest of the mixture, until you’ve made all your fritters.
4.) Transfer your fritters to a plate and top with a dollop of plain greek yogurt, if desired.
Ah! My new favorite! YUM! Enjoy! 🙂