I've just made another batch of these tasty fritters as they are a great way to use up extra ham you may have at Christmas. Home gardeners often have a glut of zucchini by the end of summer so this will use up some of that. They're sturdy enough to be a nice option for picnics and lunch-boxes too and you can add some corn kernels for a change and leave out the ham altogether if you wish.
about two cups of grated zucchini, well squeezed in a cloth to remove extra water (I used over half a large zucchini today)
2 large eggs
large handful each of chopped ham and grated cheese
1/3 cup plain flour ( wholemeal for us)
2 tablespoons of sour cream/plain yogurt/cottage cheese to help bind everything together
seasonings...I used 1/2 teaspoon of chilli flakes, you could stick with salt and pepper or add dried herbs or dried garlic
Place the grated zucchini in your mixing bowl
Add everything else
Shallow fry until golden brown on both sides, they will feel firm when cooked right through
Eat and enjoy....they are lovely hot or cold
My recipe made 11 x 3 inch wide patties today. You could serve them with a salad and some home-made chutney or with some nicely steamed vegetables.
Hope you enjoy!
How are your Christmas preparations going now? We're hopefully going to have a coolish day and a simpler fare this year, I've done all my cards that needed to be posted overseas and around Australia, most presents are organised and some wrapped, some food is prepared and some shopping done.