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August, the Gifting Month, What’s On Your Doorstep?

When life grants you zucchini, make a fritter!



August is the gifting month across the U.S.A.  Backyard gardens and patio pots spill over with cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes, grape tomatoes,  cucumbers and red and green peppers.


And notice, I haven’t mentioned  zucchini squash because I think if I only whisper about a super delicious zucchini squash recipe that I like to make, numerous large zucchini will appear on my porch with a polite note saying, “I hear by the grapevine that you like zucchini – enjoy.”

It has happened, and will happen again because zucchini vines are producing with abandon  this summer.


Fritters  for dinner

Zucchini on the doorstep

Nebraska summer


Zucchini Squash Fritters

Easy- to- make and mellow to the taste, zucchini squash fritters bring a delightful upswing to dinners and backyard entertaining. Serve them singly with their creamy, bright sauce and sliced tomatoes for a light evening meal or shove the potato to the side and serve a zucchini fritter in its place to accompany chicken on the grill, a pork chop, rib eye steak. All good.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • saute' pan or black iron skillet, any heavy bottom skillet
  • grater

What You'll Need:

  • 1 ½ cups zucchini coarsely grated
  • 2 eggs stir to blend white and yolk
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 6 Tb. all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tb. olive oil


  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 Tb. Buzz Savories Spicy Beer Mustard
  • ¼ tsp. salt

How To Prepare:

  • Shred the zucchini using the large whole side of a grater or pulse 3-4 pulses with a food processor. The zucchini shreds easily and beware of over processing Drain off the accumulated juices from the shredding process.
  • Whip 2 eggs until well mixed but not frothy
  • Blend the flour, baking powder and egg mixture
  • Mix with 1 1/2 cups of shredded zucchini
  • In a saute' pan, heat 2 Tb. olive oil until it sizzles when a small amount of zucchini mixture is dropped in
  • Pour patties of approximately 1/4 cup of zucchini mixture into the hot oil
  • Saute' 2 1/2 minutes on one side until patty feels firm and the bottom is nicely browned, flip and saute' until the bottom browns
  • Serve with a dollop of sauce

Zucchini Fritter Sauce

  • Blend sour cream, Buzz Savories Spicy Beer Mustard and salt
  • Drop a dollop of sauce on each fritter, or spoon the sauce into a serving bowl and sauce to taste.

A pancake without syrup is like a fritter with no sauce!  Too plain, too simple and boring!

Buzz Savories Spicy Beer Mustard sauce adds a crisp, fresh taste that compliments the zucchini fritter.

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