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zucchini turnip fritters

Posted on November 6th, 2011  |  2 Comments

Do you make 30 minute meals?

I used to think I did, and maybe I did only spend 30 minutes making a meal, but the clean up and prep time was nowhere to be found. (and isn’t that the worst part of cooking anyway?)

Well. Let me let you in on a little secret…. these zucchini turnip fritters only took 30 minutes from start to finish, including prep, cook and clean up time, plus I took a few pics!


Super simple, all you have to do is grate and squeeze. Grate the zucchini and turnip into a strainer over a medium bowl and press. If that doesn’t get out all the excess water, grab a handful and squeeze the water out.

To the freshly strained zucchini ‘n turnip add some flavor in the form of cumin, nutmeg, garlic, salt, and pepper. Lots of pepper!

Next add breadcrumbs, feta cheese and an egg.

Mix ‘er up and get to forming these palm sized babies. The mix is a bit moist, but it should hold together enough to cook, if not just add more breadcrumbs (1/2 cup at a time.)

Then just lightly pan fry in extra virgin oil olive.

These are delicious all on their own, which I love because who wants to whip up a sauce on the side after all this speedy cooking, not me! However if you are the sauce type I did try these with that incredible mustard bbq sauce from Beachwood BBQ here in Long Beach, and it was amazing! I also thought they would go swimmingly with some tzatziki, give it a try!

These are sure to be one 30 minute meal you can come back time and time again!



zucchini turnip fritters makes 6-8 

1 medium zucchini

1 small turnip

1 small garlic clove

good grate of nutmeg (about 5 seconds)

1/8 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp salt

2-3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

1 egg, beaten

1 c. panko bread crumbs

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1. In a medium bowl grate the zucchini and turnip. Squeeze or stain out the excess moisture and discard.

2. To the grated veggies add the garlic, nutmeg, cumin, salt and pepper, bread crumbs, feta and beaten egg.

3. Combine thoroughly with clean hands and form palm sized patties.

4. Pan fry in olive oil, and remove to a paper towel to remove excess oil.


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2 Responses

  1. Jenny says:

    Hi Laurie- I’m introducing your blog to Grace Kleindienst and the fam….they’re impressed. These look good!

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