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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Throwback Thursday | Zucchini Fritters.

Remember back a few months when we shared favorite foods our mom's used to make? One of mine was zucchini fritters:
Mother had a vegetable garden when we lived in New Jersey (my high school and college years). Of course she grew zucchini and of course there was too much. I remember an entire meal of zucchini fritters...just us...one summer when I was home from college. (that might be the closest we came to a popcorn meal :-)
I managed to find a few photos of that garden from the summer of 1981 (I was home after finishing my sophomore year of college). Of course it's just in the background - the real photo is of my brother (aged 16) and my mom playing a game that was kind of like tetherball, but with a tennis ball and raquets (we loved that game!)


To give you a better idea of this suburban garden's size, here's another view across the back of the yard - more garden (and another view of my mom, which I captioned "mom in action" on the back - seriously!)

Early on in last week's visit, I mentioned how much I'd loved those fritters and asked if we might recreate that memorable dinner. Mother happily obliged.

They were just as delicious as I remember.

Here's the recipe from my file, copied 30+ years ago.

The only change I noted when Mother made these last week was that she used a lot less oil. I'm not sure I'd go so far as to say they're "healthy", but for a once-a-summer treat, they're most definitely worth it!

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6 Comments:

Blogger margene said...

They look so good! We have one zucchini plant and more than enough squash to share with friends.

Thursday, 01 September, 2016  
Blogger Bonny said...

I always have trouble getting my zucchini fritters to stick together, but I'm wondering if that Bisquick helps. I'm definitely going to give your recipe a try since they look delicious and I have > 40 pkgs of shredded zucchini in the freezer. Thanks!
P.S. How did your family have a garden in NJ without deer-proof fence?!

Thursday, 01 September, 2016  
Blogger Carole Julius said...

They sound awesome! I enjoyed seeing those old photos, too.

Thursday, 01 September, 2016  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

YUM! We call them Kolokithokeftedes!! Do you serve them with Tzatziki Sauce? SO GOOD... and 'tis the season, for sure!

Thursday, 01 September, 2016  
Blogger Lydia said...

I will definitely be giving this recipe a try. The one I used a couple months ago called for too much egg. I like them a bit crispy. I love the action photos too!

Friday, 02 September, 2016  
Blogger Honoré said...

Yum! Gonna try these too; love zucchini, especially bread! Thx.
Cheers~

Saturday, 03 September, 2016  

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