Oven-Fried Zucchini Fritters (vegetarian) / Pohanci od tikvica iz pećnice (vegetarijanski)

These oven-fried zucchini fritters are so, sooo amazing that I’ll definitely be making them regularly while the zucchini are still in season. Since there is no deep frying involved, this dish is pretty light and not too terrible for you. The texture of the zucchini is also fantastic and you get an amazing combo of crispy crust and soft interior. I added a good amount of hard grated Grana Padano cheese into the breadcrumbs and that only elevated the whole thing to a whole different level.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.57 EUR per serving / 2.28EUR for all)

1 very large zucchini (0.67 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

2 cups all-purpose flour (0.13 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

¼ cup milk (0.07 EUR)

1 cup finely grated Grana Padano cheese (0.67 EUR)

1 cup breadcrumbs (0.20 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

¼ cup sunflower seed oil (0.10 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the zucchini into thick coins and season generously with salt. Prepare your three dipping pans – one with flour, second with whisked eggs and milk and third with mixed cheese, breadcrumbs and black pepper. Coat each zucchini coin into flour, egg mix and breadcrumb mix. Place the coated zucchini on a prepared baking sheet and repeat until all of the zucchini coins are used up.

Lightly brush each coated zucchini fritter with oil on each side and bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden and crispy to your liking. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and serve immediately with a nice big salad and maybe some dipping sauce.

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Ovi pohanci od tikvica su tako jako fini da ih planiram tamaniti dok god su tikvice u sezoni. Pošto se ništa ne prži u ulju, ovo jelo je prilično lagano i nije baš tako katastrofalno nezdravo. Tekstura je meni apsolutno savršena jer korica ispadne fina hrskava, a tikvice iznutra su sočne i kremaste. Ja sam u krušne mrvice odlučila dodati i ribani Grana Padano sir, pa je cijelo jelo sa time ispalo još malo ekstra finije.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 4,25 kn po porciji / 17,01 kn za sve)

1 jako velika tikvica (5,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

2 šalice glatkog brašna (1,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

¼ šalice mlijeka (0,50 kn)

1 šalica fino ribanog Grana Padano sira (5,00 kn)

1 šalica krušnih mrvica (1,50 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

¼ šalice suncokretovog ulja (0,75 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C. Protvan obložite papirom za pečenje. Tikvicu narežite na deblje novčiće i dobro posolite. Pripremite si tri posude za umakanje – prvu sa brašnom, drugu sa pomiješanim jajima i mlijekom, te treću sa miksom sira, krušnih mrvica i papra. Svaku plošku tikvice obložite prvo brašnom, onda jajem i na kraju mrvicama. Slažite panirane tikvice na pripremljeni protvan i ponavljajte postupak dok sve ne potrošite.

Svaku plošku paniranih tikvica lagano premažite sa obje strane sa malo ulja. Pecite 30-40 minuta, dok tikvice ne budu zlatno-smeđe i hrskave po vašem ukusu. Kada su tikvice gotove još malo ih posolite i odmah poslužite sa nekom velikom salatom i eventualno nečim za umakanje (npr. kiselim vrhnjem, majonezom i slično).

Oven-Fried Zucchini Fritters (vegetarian) / Pohanci od tikvica iz pećnice (vegetarijanski)

3 thoughts on “Oven-Fried Zucchini Fritters (vegetarian) / Pohanci od tikvica iz pećnice (vegetarijanski)

    1. Hvala ti, draga! 🙂

      Internet je za patlidžan rekao da je tako još bolje jer je on ipak malo mesnatiji. Ja još nisam probala, ali definitivno budem jer smo se na tikvice navukli kao na crack i već sam ih tri puta radila u tjedan dana. 😀

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