This is a great recipe for a bento filler or even a light brunch. If you are using it in a bento, accompany it with more salty foods such as teriyaki chicken or other meats, as it has quite a delicate taste.
(makes around 12 small fritters)
1 large green zucchini, shredded (fills around 2 cups when shredded, before being squeezed)
1 large egg
1/2 - 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
light olive oil/other cooking oil
- Shred the zucchini and squeeze it to remove excess moisture.
- Add the egg and breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper and mix well to combine.
- Lightly coat a small frying pan with oil. On medium heat, drop tablesppons of zucchini mixture into the pan.
- Cook for about a minute, then flip over and cook the other side until lightly browned on both sides.
For added flavour, add some shredded cheese to the mixture before frying the fritters.
If you plan on eating the fritters on their own, or without a more salty side dish, season with a little more salt.