What can you do with an egg, zucchini, and sweet potato.. hmm how about zucchini sweet potato fritters? Sounds pretty good eh? Best of all, these are baked instead of fried, making them a much healthier choice.
Today I was on my adventurous side and decided to have some fun in the kitchen. There wasn’t much in my fridge, so I wanted something quick and simple for lunch. The idea of zucchini fritters lit up! To make it a more filling meal and for some extra colours, I threw in a sweet potato too.
Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 40 mins | Total time: 50 mins
Servings: 6-8 fritters
– 1 large egg
– 1 large zucchini, grated
– 1 sweet potato, grated
– salt & pepper to taste*
I omitted the unsalted butter and chipotle seasoning from the original recipe because I didn’t have any on hand, and the flour too because I just didn’t feel like it LOL.
1) Preheat oven to 375F.
2) Grate zucchini and sweet potato.
Since I don’t have a grater, I had to improvise here. First I used a peeler, then I chopped it up as finely as I could. I would say it was a pretty good arm workout. xD By the way, I left out the zucchini core to avoid a liquidy mess without the flour.
3) In a medium large bowl, combine grated zucchini and sweet potato with the egg.
(Oh no, the yolk broke before the picture. D:)
4) Add salt and pepper to taste if desired, mix.
I actually used this salt-free herb + pepper blend to season my fritters, but you don’t really need to add anything because the sweet potato already gives it a nice flavour.
5) Spoon out mixture and form patties on a lined baking sheet.
6) Bake for 15 minutes.
7) Flip the fritters and bake for another 15 minutes, or until edges are slightly browned.
8) Set aside to cool.
You can serve them up with any condiments you like, or simply enjoy them plain. (:
3 Nutritional Perks:
1) Zucchinis, like most other vegetables, offer tons of nutrients at low calories.
2) Sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin A, which has a significant role in your immune and reproductive system, and are of course good for your eyes.
3) Eggs are rich sources of choline, This nutrient helps with cell maintenance and supports your immune system.