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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