The addition of cumin, paprika, and extra black pepper make these Spicy Zucchini Fritters are a spicier version of my Zucchini and Corn Fritters.
Both recipes are perfect for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. They are also a tasty way to get more vegetables into the diet.
If you have leftover zucchini you could make my Zucchini Muffins or Zucchini Salad.
Ingredients shopping for Spicy Zucchini Fritters
A few years ago we were being told that extra virgin olive oil should not be used for shallow frying because it burnt too easily. Now it seems to have received the tick of approval again. Though it is worth keeping the temperature down to below the smoke point. A lot will depend on the temperature of your particular stovetop and the olives that the oil came from. I was told by a local producer and seller of fine olive oil that certain olives produce oil with a higher smoke point. Other producers must have realised the advantage of this as I have noticed in my local supermarket that there is now a high heat resistant extra virgin olive oil for sale.
To ensure the best quality eggs from the happiest chickens, reach for “organic” eggs. Their price is coming down as more and more consumers insist on a better nutritional quality of their eggs as well as a better quality of life for the chickens who lay them.
I am still amazed at how much confusion there is around green onions. In my home state of Queensland, Australia they are called “shallots”, whereas in most parts of the USA they are called “scallions”. I have also seen them called “spring onions”! Go here for a good article from My Food Bank on the difference between shallots, green onions, scallions and spring onions.
If coriander (cilantro) is not your favourite herb, then use parsley or basil as a substitute.
The choice of flour is dependant on your diet preference. If you follow a Paleo diet then Cassava flour is an excellent choice. If you prefer gluten-free flour then cassava flour also works or use your favourite GF flour mix or buckwheat flour. Be aware that most store-bought gluten-free flour is often highly refined and contains other additives besides flour.
These fritters are elevated to a whole new level of taste when served with my Creamy Coriander and Lime Dressing. Get the ingredients list from here.