Think scallion pancakes, only better. If I had scallions, I would have put some in the batter; I used sweet onion instead. I spiralized zucchini, carrot and onion for a “bird’s nest” effect. I’ve only had my spiralizer out of its box for a day and have made a few things already. If you don’t have a spiralizer:
- grate the zucchini, carrot and onion;
- go get one!
Making cucumber salads or veggie pizzas has never been so easy. Any good Italian cook will tell you that all you need is a really sharp knife. But I admit that I am a gadget freak and love playing with food. (I don’t have a large kitchen; you should see my guest room closet … no, maybe you shouldn’t. You’d sign me up for a 12-step.)
Back to the fritters. I was hoping that the batter wouldn’t cover all the veggies, so that some of the bird’s nest structure would be more visible. I didn’t put cheese in the fritters, instead I put a dollop of fresh goat cheese topped with cherry tomatoes and basil. A drizzle of balsamic glaze would be perfect.
What you need:
- 1 zucchini, spiralized
- 1 carrot, spiralized
- 1 onion, spiralized
- 2 ears of corn, cooked and kernels removed
- 1 egg
- 1 c Bisquick mix
- 1 c cornmeal
- 1 tbs buttermilk
- Freshly ground sea salt and pepper
- 1/4 c goat cheese
- 1 c cherry tomatoes, quartered
- Fresh basil sprigs, cut chiffonade
What you do:
- Using spiralizing tool, spiralize zucchini, carrots and onion.
- Place in lg bowl and add corn, egg, Bisquick, cornmeal and buttermilk.
- Mix well.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add mix zucchini, onion, carrot and corn.
- Heat cast iron pan with EVOO over med heat.
- Pour 1/4 c batter onto pan and cook until golden brown.
- Flip and repeat.
- Transfer to paper lined plate.
- Place on serving dish topped with a dollop of goat cheese.
- Top with tomatoes and garnish with basil.