Zucchini Fritters with Poached Eggs

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  • Ingredients
    1 large EGG, slightly beaten (for zucchini mixture)
    4 large EGGS (for topping fritters)
    2 zucchini (about 1 lb.)
    1 tsp. salt, divided
    3 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives, divided
    2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
    2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
    1 tsp. Dijon mustard
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/2 tsp. pepper
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    cooking spray

    Yields: 4 servings (8 fritters)

  • Nutritional Information

    Per serving: 1/4 of Recipe

    Calories: 147

    Total fat: 8 g
    Saturated fat: 3 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 3 g

    Cholesterol: 236 mg
    Sodium: 794 mg
    Carbohydrates: 8 g
    Fiber: 1 g
    Sugar: 3 g
    Protein: 12 g
    Vitamin A: 134 mcg
    Vitamin D: 1 mcg
    Folate: 66 mcg
    Choline: 195 mg
    Calcium: 123 mg
    Iron: 2 mg
    Potassium: 378 mg

    This recipe is an excellent source of protein and choline, and a good source of vitamin and folate.


  1. GRATE zucchini on coarse side of box grater. PLACE in colander; SPRINKLE with 1/2 tsp salt. LET stand for 30 minutes. Using clean towel, SQUEEZE out and DISCARD liquid.

  2. STIR together zucchini, 1 slightly beaten egg, 2 Tbsp. chives, flour, parsley, mustard, garlic, remaining salt and pepper. STIR in Parmesan cheese.

  3. LINE baking sheet with parchment paper and SPRAY lightly with cooking spray. SCOOP 1/4 cup zucchini mixture and SHAPE into thin patty; REPEAT with remaining zucchini mixture. LAY patties on parchment paper, 1-inch apart.

  4. BAKE in 400°F oven for about 7 minutes or until browned around edges. TURN over; COOK for about 5 minutes or until golden and crisp.

  5. Meanwhile, in saucepan SET over medium heat, POUR in enough water to come 3 inches up the side; ADD vinegar and BRING to simmer over medium-high heat.

  6. CRACK eggs into small dish; SLIDE one at a time into simmering water. COOK for 3 to 4 minutes or until desired doneness. REMOVE with slotted spoon; BLOT on paper towels.

  7. TOP zucchini fritters with poached eggs; GARNISH with remaining chives.

Insider Info

  • Top with a tsp. of plain Greek yogurt, sour cream or crème fraîche if desired.