Friends, I usually like to mess with a recipe, but this one (Zucchini and Corn Fritters Rule the World. For Reals) from Serious Eats was too perfect, from its using up of a giant zucchini (after salting and squeezing, I'm pretty sure I poured 70% of its volume down the drain) to its showcasing of just-picked not-really-cooked CSA corn to its just-enough-flour-and-egg to barely hold the thing together. Also: the combination of fresh and fried.
Not to mention! The feature's assonant name ("The Crisper Whisperer") or its brilliantly overwrought prose:
Zucchini is the Brangelina of seasonal produce. It reproduces like mad and is inherently and unabashedly plural.Maybe that's only funny if you've been in our refrigerator recently.
When they borrowed the word from the Italian, English speakers wisely dispensed with the singular "zucchino," realizing they would never use it. There's no such thing as just one zucchini, see? Not anywhere. Not ever.
(We've frittered before; some background on fritter types there.)