Ready for Zucchini Fest 2012? It’s going to be similar to Cherry Fest 2012 because the few squash seeds we planted in our garden have turned into a jungle! Round one of Zucchini Fest is a baked Zucchini & Leek Fritter. I tend to shy away from deep frying because I don’t have much experience with it and I enjoy the baked version of fried food just as much. These fritters are packed with flavor. They come with a minty yogurt sauce which is fun and tasty, but the fritter is great by itself too.
Pretty soon, you’ll probably end up with boxfuls of squash from your neighbors who have CSAs or gardens of their own. When everyone you know begins handing you boxfuls of squash like they’re Bree Van De Kamp with a basket of muffins, you have fritter ideas at your disposal. Fritters are a cool appetizer or snack and can be made in stages if you’re under a time crunch. They can also be made in massive quantities. Not to mention it goes down oh so well.