These simple Zucchini Corn Fritters may become your favorite summer recipe! The fritters alone are delicious, but the Garlic Chive Aioli makes them even better. Serve these as a fun appetizer, a tasty side dish, or alongside a summery salad for a filling vegetarian meal. Vegetarian | Gluten Free Options.
2 - 3medium1 pound zucchini, ends trimmed and grated
8ouncesabout 2 ears of corn corn kernels
1/2medium red onion2 1/2 - 3 ounces, finely diced
1/2cup71g all-purpose flour (see notes to make this gluten free)
1/4cup48g cornmeal (see notes to make this gluten free)
1/4teaspoonground black pepper
pinchor so of ground cayenne pepper
avocado oil for frying
<b>Garlic Chive Aioli</b>
1tablespoonfresh lemon juice
1teaspoonfinely chopped fresh chives
pinchof ground cayenne pepper
In a medium bowl, beat the 2 eggs lightly. Add the grated zucchini, corn kernels and diced onion. Stir to combine. Add the flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper and cayenne. Stir again just until combined.
Place a cookie sheet lined with paper towel next to your stove top.
Place a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Pour enough avocado oil into the skillet cover the bottom by about 1/8-inch. Using a cookie scooper (I like to use a 2 tablespoon size), drop the fritter batter into the heated oil. Fry for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown on one side. Turn the fritters over (I use both a small spatula and a fork to turn them) and continue cooking for about 2 to 3 minutes more or until golden. Move the fritters over to the prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle with a bit of flakey salt or and some chives, if you'd like.
To make the aioli, whisk together all of the ingredients until smooth. For a thinner aioli, add a bit more lemon juice.
Serve the fritters immediately, or keep them warm in a warm oven. They can be made in advance and warmed up in the oven, as well.
To make these gluten free, use gluten free all-purpose flour and be sure that your cornmeal is labeled "gluten free"
Recipe by, Caroline Hurley, Taste Love and Nourish, www.tasteloveandnourish.com