Vegetable Fritters


5 cups (1,185 grams) water

11/2 cups (165 grams) carrots, shredded (about 21/2 medium carrots) 11/2 cups (170 grams) zucchini,
shredded (about 1/2 large zucchini)
1/4 cup (30 grams) whole-wheat flour

1/3 cup (5 grams) Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
11/4 teaspoons ground chili powder
2 stalks (25 grams) green onions, thinly sliced 2 large (50 grams each) eggs, whisked

2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided


Heat water in a medium saucepan over high heat. When water boils, add carrots and zucchini and cook for 3-4 minutes. Drain the vegetable mixture in a strainer, and run under cold water for 1 minute. Pat dry with paper towels, getting as much water out as you can.

TIME-SAVING TIP: Can’t wait for water to boil?You can put the carrot and zucchini into a bowl and microwave for about 2 minutes. Then pat dry with paper towels.

Put the vegetable mixture into a bowl, along with flour, cheese, salt, pepper, chili powder, green onions and eggs. Stir mixture until well combined. Portion out fritter mixture using a 1/4 cup-size measuring cup, and roll into a ball. Set aside.

Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Put 1 tablespoon oil into the skillet, and allow oil to heat. Then add 3 balls of fritter mixture to the pan and flatten with spatula. Cook the fritters, 4?5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Repeat once more with the second batch for a total of 6 fritters.

BUDGET TIP: If you have leftover broccoli stalks and don?t know what to do with them, grate and use them instead of zucchini.

Nutrition Information
Serves: 2 | Serving Size: 3 fritters (about 50 grams each)

Per serving: Calories: 375; Total Fat: 24g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 12g; Cholesterol: 226mg; Sodium: 789mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 17g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium:659mg; Iron:14%; VitaminA:28%; VitaminC:50%; Calcium:21%