With all the zucchini that I have had this summer one of my favorite quick and easy ways to enjoy it has been simple zucchini fritters or cakes. Zucchini fritters are pretty just grated zucchini that is mixed up to form a batter and then it is fried in a pan until golden brown, rather like a pancake. Other than being easy to make, one of the things that I like so much about them is the fact that you can play around with the flavours in them and you can serve them with various condiments so you can have something new each time. Recently I have made texmex zucchini fritters with salsa and Greek style zucchini fritters with tzatziki . The next version that I wanted to try was Thai curried zucchini fritters with a spicy peanut sauce.
I thought I would keep it simple and I mixed some home made Thai curry paste into the zucchini batter along with some Thai inspired herbs and a birds eye chili for some extra heat. I used my favorite spicy Thai peanut sauce recipe and I served the zucchini cakes smothered in it. The Thai curried zucchini fritters turned out great! They were nice and crispy on the outside and warm and moist on the inside and just packed full of flavour. These zucchini cakes were easily tasty enough to eat by themselves or with a simple fish sauce based dipping sauce but they were great with the savoury peanut sauce. That peanut sauce is so addictive and I just can’t seem to get enough of it! Now I am off to think of new ways to enjoy the zucchini that I have left.
Thai Curried Zucchini Fritters with Spicy Peanut Sauce
- 2 cup zucchini (grated and squeezed to drain)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons green curry paste (or red curry paste)
- 1 green onion (chopped)
- 1 handful cilantro (chopped)
- 1 birds eye chili (thinly sliced)
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1/4 cup Thai spicy peanut sauce
- Mix the zucchini, flour, egg, curry paste, green onion, cilantro, chili, fish sauce and lime juice in a bowl.
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Spoon the zucchini mixture into the pan to form patties and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.
- Serve with spicy peanut sauce.
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This is one of the most creative and flexible zucchini recipes I've seen. Thank you for sharing.
When I was a kid, our family always grew zukes and *always* had way more than we could eat. We thought we were being generous by giving the surplus away to our neighbors, but one year we really overdid it… and by the end of the summer we started noticing our neighbors going out of their way to avoid us!
I absolutely love all the flavors here. Such a brilliant use for the excess of zucchini the end of summer brings!
Divina Pe says
Lovely zucchini fritters. I happen to have some zucchinis in the fridge and they are cheaper these days that a few months ago. Your recipes are so full of flavor and I love them all.
Happy cook says
Wow beautiful, crunchy delicious. And that peanut sauce just looks divine.
This looks so delicious! Love the addition of thai curry paste in the fritters.
love this! Kevin you kill me!!!
Cookin' Canuck says
This is a fantastic variation for zucchini fritters. My family adore Thai flavors and I know they would love these.
You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creations!!! I LOVE thai spiced foods. Zucchini soak up whatever flavour your friend it with, only seems perfect for this! and that peanut sauce….drooling!!
THE Holly says
Hi Kevin. I linked over from Latent Chestnut and was so impressed with that photo of the fritters. Very nice work, wow. I'm all over those Greek fritters, can't wait! Thanks for a nice post 🙂
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Yummy!!! Ilove this friters Kevin. I'll be making it soon.
Ooooo…aweseom fritters. Another creative zucchini recipe from you. I like how you paired it the peanut sauce. Yum!!!
What a great-looking dish! Thanks for this.
My neighbor treated me to homemade vegetarian kofta this weekend. These fritters are a nice variation on the recipe. And that Thai spicy peanut sauce sounds delicious!
OH MY GOD these look so amazing and I have so much zucchini to use up. Cant wait to try!
Lisa in Seattle
Gotta eat with the eyes.. and my eyes are saying this looks like baby sick on top of a dogs dinner. Some of your other dishes look really appealing, but this one looks like it was scraped off the floor or out of the bin.
The Duo Dishes says
YESSSSSSSS! This is nice nice nice.
It's very creative, but it looks like someone yacked on your fritters. Is it just me?
I bet I could dip crickets into that sauce and even they would taste good! (don't get any ideas though….cricket fritters would be gross!).
Here's an idea for your zucchini needs, ha ha:
Oh! I just love the peanut sauce with the zucchini, makes up for all the blandness of the zuke.
Wow! What a great use of zucchini. I love the fritters, but the sauce is pretty exciting, too! Very nice.
I love any recipe with the word Thai in the title. And fritters helps. This looks amazing! Perfect that it's topped with peanut sauce.
I just today stumbled on this blog and made the 'Greek' version of these fritters tonight – they were delicious!! I can't wait to try out some of your other recipes – everything looks beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!
I love all your zucchini fritter creations!
Ooo Kevin … thanks for reminding me what I want to make for Iftar today .. these gorgeous fritters!
It's got about 30 recipes each one with a cooking video to go along.
Kevin, check out this:
SALSA VERDE CHICKEN SALAD
Lindsey Frances says
I was looking for thai inspired fritter recipe to start from, so I'm glad I stumbled upon yours! I'm going to try an adaptation of this tonight.
This looks wonderful. I had to physically restrain myself from licking my laptop screen. I am so making this! Thanks for sharing.