Sunday, July 25, 2010

Baked Zucchini Tater Fritter Appetizer Recipe

Appetizer or side dish..I know you think of a fritter as fried and yes they taste better, but this is a healthy baked version with taters in them. I make these when I have lots of summer zucchini squash and leftover mashed potatoes.. They go great with any meal.

A mixture of mashed potato, zucchini, cheese, bread crumbs and spices then baked...no eggs!
The inside is soft with a cheesey garlic flavor.



1 cup mashed potatoes

1/2 small zucchini grated or half a large one pulse in food processor

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, cayenne pepper, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper

1/4 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs or more to hold together, should be a firm drop mixture

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoon grating cheese

optional 2 tablespoon olive oil

Mix grated zukes and mashed potato all together, add cheese and spices, drop by tablespoons on a parchment lined cookie sheet bake at 400 until cheese is golden brown on top.


20 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

I could eat this as a main with some sour cream!!!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Boy - a few of these make more than an appetizer. Thanks for another idea for all that zucchini at the Farmer's Market.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

How about a plate of these right about now! I agree, some sour cream on them would be fabulous!

Bon appetit!
CCR
=:~)

Tania said...

Those fritters are very healthy!

Bridgett said...

I would be happy to have these as a meal. Now I cannot wait for my zukes to start growing...almost there!
Hope you are doing good.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Great recipe. Love this dish.

Mags said...

Hubby would adore these. Can't wait to try them with some of our zucchini!

saltyseattle said...

great idea for the proliferation of zucchini abound right now, thanks!

Deborah Dowd said...

This sounds like a great alternative to fried fritters! Can't wait to give them a try.

Joanne said...

Super way to cook zucchini and potatoes. I like to sound if this dish - another one on the list.

Drick said...

baked??? sounds wonderful and so much better for us... give me some now...

Claudia said...

Well if they're baked - I'll take the entire dish! With my zucchini coming in daily - I shall have to try this.

alison said...

so good!bake is very good for diet !i will try that recipe!

Cinnamon Girl said...

What a great idea to use taters with zucchini! So delicious! And I love that their baked. It means I can eat more of them.

redkathy said...

Hi Claudia. Great fritters. The guys don't like zucchini unless it's raw, too soggy for them. Bet they would like these. I love zucchini and this one just might be my big out! Thanks for sharing.

Squeaky Gourmet said...

what a lovely recipe--I agree it could be a main dish even!

Kathy Gori said...

wow, these look like perfect finger food for a party! Maybe with creme fraiche

Kate said...

Something I've never thought about combining - mashed potatoes and zucchini. Sounds wonderful - and pretty darned healthy if you make the mashed potatoes with low fat sour cream...

Magic of Spice said...

These look so amazing, and baked:)

Dainty Darling said...

This sounds great. I will try it tonight.