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Zucchini Fritters

I love reading about how other people run their kitchens, especially people who grow their own food and cook from scratch. There are some unique considerations when you do either of these two things.

So, when I found out that Carol of Everything Home with Carol has a new ebook out, I asked if I could review it. Carol sent me a review copy, but don’t worry, all of my opinions about the book are my own.

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For those of you who don’t know who Carol is, let me just say that Carol is a lady who knows her stuff when it some to homesteading (and homeschooling and homemaking). She knows her stuff because she’s actually doing the “stuff” instead of just writing about it.

Here’s a great quote from the Introduction of Homestead Cooking with Carol: Bountiful Make-Ahead Meals,

“Even though I have a few recipes here to give you ideas, this is not a recipe book. This book will show you how to take the meals you already know and love and prepare them in advance.”

Isn’t that freeing!

Here is a list of the chapters

1. To Can or Freeze? That is the question
2. From Big Game to Chicken: Processing Meat
3. Creating Healthy Stock: Feet and All
4. Mix and Match Meals
5. Complete Meals in a Jar
6. Eighteen Meals from One Hame: The Fine Art of Stretching Meat
7. The Essentials
8. An Apple a Day
9. The Sweet Stuff: Unbelieveable Make Ahead Desserts
10. Meal Planning Made Simple: The Necessary First Step
11. Additional Recipes

As you can see, Carol leaves no homestead cooking stone unturned in this book. My personal favorite chapters are the Complete Meals in a Jar and the Mix and Match Meals. There are so many wonderful gems in this book, it will be one I refer back to time and time again.

SchneiderPeeps - Fried Summer Squash Patties

Carol has graciously allowed me to share one of her recipes with you! Since it’s zucchini season around here, I was excited to see a recipe for “Power Patties” which are fried zucchini patties. There’s a really fun story as to why Carol’s family calls them power patties on page 50. This recipes is more of a process than an exact recipe but I tried to do some measuring when I made them.

Fried Summer Squash Patties {aka Power Patties}

6 cups grated zucchini and/or yellow squash (put in colander to let the liquid start to drain into a bowl)
1 finely chopped onion
4 eggs
3/4 cup flour
pepper/salt

After grating the zucchini or squash put it in a colander over a bowl. Salt the zucchini/squash to help it release some moisture. Let sit for about 1/2 hour. Then squeeze the excess water from the zucchini/squash and put in another bowl. Add onion, eggs and flour. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix well. Drop into a hot skillet with a little coconut oil (or other oil), smash it down a little and fry like a pancake. Serve with ketchup or plain.

We had these with our Meatloaf Muffins and they were a hit. Even Phoebe who is probably my pickiest eater really liked them. That’s saying something.

Yield: 12 patties

Zucchini Fritters (fried zucchini patties)

SchneiderPeeps - Fried Summer Squash Patties

These zucchini fritters are full of protein and vegetable power...and they use up a lot of zucchini. Not only are they healthy they're also super tasty.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups grated zucchini and/or yellow squash (put in colander to let the liquid start to drain into a bowl)
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • pepper/salt

Instructions

After grating the zucchini or squash put it in a colander over a bowl. Salt the zucchini/squash to help it release some moisture.

Let sit for about 1/2 hour. Then squeeze the excess water from the zucchini/squash and put in another bowl.

Add onion, eggs and flour.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix well.

Drop into a hot skillet with a little coconut oil (or other oil), smash it down a little and fry like a pancake.

Serve with ketchup or plain.

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Merri McElderry

Wednesday 28th of May 2014

Hi Angie, and thank you for your wonderful posts as usual. They brighten me and all who read them I am sure. I am going to make the zuchinni patties soon now. mmmmm Also I went to Homestead Cooking with Carol...and signed up there as well

. I am hoping to get your book off to you soon, and then will send the amazon offer to the ladies who also homeschool as well;

BENEATH OLD GLORY Book One: Fort Orphans...at Amazon....I have your copy ready to mail soon. I am hoping you will pass it on and use it this fall for your English, History classes.

Book Two is out now...and we are most excited about it. It sounds even better than book one!!

Thank you again, for all your photos and your marvelous recepies and look into your peaceful, beuaty-filled and lovely life there. It is such an inspiration.

Ducks are calling outside my window on the small lake across the street, and our leaves have just now come forth in NE Minnesota. HOW great it feels to have sunshine. So much to be grateful for. Blessings, Merri

Carol J. Alexander

Wednesday 28th of May 2014

Thank you for your kind review, Angi. I'm glad the book was an encouragement to you. :)

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