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Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters Activity

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Summer means fresh fruits and vegetables – like zucchini! Your child can create a flavorful side dish for your next meal – zucchini fritters! Traditionally, fritters are a coated in batter and fried, but your child can create these healthy and tasty fritters by adding the zucchini to the batter and then lightly frying!

What You Need:

  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mixing bowl
  • Grater
  • Spatula
  • Sauté pan
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

 

What You Do:

 

  1. Offer your child the grater and invite her to wash and dry the zucchini. Now she can grate them into the mixing bowl.
  2. Now she can finely dice the clove of garlic and add it to the bowl. Dicing encourages your child’s fine motor and culinary skills!
  3. Invite your child to measure and add the rest of the ingredients, along with the eggs.
  4. Now she can use a spatula to mix everything together. She can also add the teaspoon of vegetable oil to the sauté pan and get it warming over medium heat.
  5. Invite her to drop spoonfuls of the zucchini mixture onto the warm pan and let brown for a couple of minutes on each side.
  6. Now she can serve her finished fritters alongside dinner, or with a side of sour cream for a special snack!
Sarah Lipoff has a K-12 Art Education degree and enjoys working with kids of all ages.

Updated on Aug 17, 2012
See more activities in: Middle School, Snacks
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