Corn and Zucchini Fritters

  • 2 ears of corn kernels cut from the cob (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (about 1 small zucchini)
  • 1 red pepper, cut in small dice
  • 1 hot or Poblano pepper, cut in small dice
  • 1 small bunch scallions, sliced thinly (white and green parts)
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt and lots of fresh black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons flour (gluten-free is fine)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

High-heat oil (canola, grapeseed, sunflower, etc.) Serve with: 2 large tomatoes, sliced, and arugula drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar Heat a large skillet over medium heat.

Combine the vegetables, spices and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the flour and toss to distribute evenly.

Add the beaten eggs to the mixture and stir to combine.

Drizzle a little oil in the pan. Fry the corn mixture about 3 tablespoons at a time by scooping a small mound onto the frying pan and flattening it gently with the back of a spoon. Flip the fritters when they’re browned on one side and have begun to firm up (about 5 minutes). Brown the second side, which should take a little less time (about 3 minutes) and move to a large plate lined with paper towels, or a cooling rack.

While the fritters are browning, slice the tomatoes and place on a bed of arugula on each plate. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and grind some fresh black pepper over top. Top with the finished fritters and enjoy!