Do you love pancakes? Do you love fresh vegetables?...if so, fritters are for you:)
Over the weekend I purchased a bunch of goodies at the local farmer's market. Tomatoes, squash, onions, and zucchini to be exact. It's so nice to have the opportunity to support local farmers and know where your food is grown.
When I was younger, my Dad always had a bountiful vegetable garden. We ate squash, tomatoes, and peppers all season long. Running to the garden to see if there was anything ready to pick was a daily adventure. I don't have the same green thumb as he does, so now I rely on friendly agriculturists to supply my veggies:)
I have never made fritters before today, but after a few bites I knew they would be a reoccurring summer favorite!
2 cups shredded yellow squash ( spiralize it baby!)
2 cups shredded zuchini
2/3 cup chopped onion (I just grab whatever onion is in the fridge, today was a white one)
2/3 cup chopped tomato
1 cup all purpose flour
2 egg whites
1 TBSP garlic salt
1 TBSP salt
1 TBSP pepper
Mix veggies together, squeezing out excess water
pour in rest of ingredients
mix with hands
Scoop medium spoonful of mixture onto lightly oiled (olive oil) skillet at medium-high heat
Mash into patty form
Cook 2-3 minutes per side or until crispy
Grab some sour cream or my fav..a bowl of mediterranean hummus..dip a fritter and pat yourself on the back for eating your veggies:)!