Potato Zucchini Fritters

By Lucia Ferrara

Anticipating an abundance of zucchini in your garden this summer? Looking for recipes to take up the excess? Potato Zucchini Fritters might just be what you’re looking for.

These are good as a side dish. Great for picnics. It goes with any meat, chick port, beef. You can use it as a side dish or even eaten along In my house sometimes these get eaten up before dinner because they are just that good. And they’re easy to make.

Dipping these fritters in ketchup seems to be a natural, but Lucia’s kids offer this twist: dip them in Ranch Dressing.


  • 3-4 potatoes, shredded*
  • 1 small zucchini, shredded*
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4-5 tbsp flour
  • Handful of your favorite cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste

*After shredding pat dry with a paper towel

Mix all the ingredients together and then shape them just like you would a hamburger patty. Fry them in a heavy skillet over medium heat in 2 to 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil until they are brown and crispy, 4 to 5 minutes to a side. .

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Before you dive into this recipe, here are a couple of Scripture quotes for you to ponder.

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

— 1 Corinthians 10:31

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.

— Colossians 3:23-24

What I want to say to you today, is serve your guests, serve your family and friends, serve strangers even — bring them all in and serve them with a cheerful heart. Love people. Be kind to people.

Until next time!

[Lucia Ferrara, the Director of Hospitality at Precious Blood Renewal Center. Share your thoughts with Lucia or ask her questions using the form below or by sending an email to info@pbrenewalcenter.org.]

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