Saturday, August 13, 2011

Zucchini and Corn Fritters

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.

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.
 Maybe that's only funny if you've been in our refrigerator recently.

(We've frittered before; some background on fritter types there.)

1 comment:

  1. Your dish looks amazing, I'm sure it is even more delicious than it looks. Just love your idea of Zucchini to complement with the corn fritters. Thanks for sharing.