Zucchini and Summer Squash Overload Recipe Rescue: Fritters with Ranch Dressing

| 9/13/2018 10:42:00 AM

Inn Serendipity Zucchini Summer Squash Fritters

As September rolls in, are you still finding zucchinis or summer squash buried in your garden, overgrown and the size of pumpkins? At Inn Serendipity Farm and Bed & Breakfast, this harvest abundance inspires our zucchini fritters, our favorite late summer recipe that uses nine hearty cups of shredded summer squash or zucchini. Our B&B guests love them.

The key here is that unlike some of our other recipes featured in our Farmstead Chef cookbook (like Zucchini Feta Savory Pancakes), this Zucchini Fritters recipe uses up some of the zucchini or summer squash that might not be the best on the outside or have too many seeds on the inside that have to be cut away and discarded. This potluck-friendly savory dish, also loved by kids, makes an easy supper, especially when paired with our homemade ranch dip sauce. 

An important first step when making these fritters is to sprinkle the shredded summer squash and zucchini with salt and let it sit for at least an hour to pull out some of the water in the zucchini or summer squash, otherwise your fritters will have a less appetizing mushy texture.

Any summer squash or zucchini varietal works well in this recipe. We use any size patty pan, crooked neck and eight-ball summer squash, which by this time of year often hide out under big leaves and elude our picking, growing to pumpkin-sized balls or other shapes. Cut out any seeds and peel the squash if the skin is on the tougher side, often common later in the summer.

We’re Wisconsin farmers, so we love our cheeses, an important ingredient for this recipe. We prefer a flavorful, harder cheese such as the award-winning Grand Cru made in our hometown of Monroe, Wisconsin by Roth Cheese. However, any harder cheeses will work well in this recipe, should you make your own.

10/5/2018 10:19:40 AM

Have you tried this recipe either shallow fried or deep fried?

9/16/2018 1:52:24 PM

Sounds yummy!

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