When Your Neighbor Gives You Zucchini

I never know what to do with zucchini.

My neighbor offers up her bounty, and they sit on my counter, mocking me. I think of every strange thing God adds into my life that makes me think: What shall I do with this now? What good is this?

Then I remember this like a distant message of hope: Zucchini Fritters.

You shred your zucchini using a cheese grater, press all the liquid out with paper towels, add 2 egg whites, 1/2 cup flour, salt, pepper, and whatever else you wish to add to your glorious little cakes (we grated an onion, but we could have used carrots or potatoes).

We bake these happy blobs like cookies at 400 degrees until crisp (these took nearly 30 minutes–longer than I thought!) I serve them to my daughter with a dollop of sour cream, and she begs for a few more.

We chose to bake these (because I thought they’d be healthier), but here’s a yummy fried recipe from Just a Taste: 5 Ingredient Zucchini Fritters. 

I eat three of them for lunch and remember how I almost wasted God’s good gifts because I couldn’t imagine their use.

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