Italian Zucchini Fritters Pitticelle Cucuzze (Gluten-Free, Low-Carb)

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU HAVE TOO MANY ZUCCHINI? MAKE ZUCCHINI FRITTERS!   Italians take their food seriously so if you ever plan to deviate from a traditional recipe do it with caution. Depending on what region of Italy you are from you may call zucchini fritters a variety of names. Perhaps your Nonna, Nonno or parents have called them one of the following names below but at the end of the day, they all taste delicious and a must-try for any zucchini lover. Zucchini fritters are a staple in just about every Italian household and just about every Italian we know has a huge garden which means, lots of zucchini. The zucchini fritters take on many Italian names, Pitticelle Cucuzze or you might have heard Pah-TAL-ee, Frittelle di Zucchine, Pitticelle di Zucchine especially if your family is from Calabria. For those of you visiting the blog from the UK or other countries you may be searching for Italian Courgette Fritters and you’ve found them.   Zucchini vs. Zucchini Blossoms   If you are fortunate to have zucchini blossoms which are orange in colour and very fragile along with organic zucchini you can make authentic fritelle (fritters). For this […]

Eggplant Meatballs

A TASTE OF ITALY   If you are Italian your parents may have or still do make Eggplant Meatballs also known as “Polpette di Melanzane) which are delicious on their own or dipped in a marinara sauce. Today I’m sharing my version of this classic Italian recipe but I actually have meat in my eggplant meatballs. If you don’t fancy the meat in my version don’t run away just yet as you can simply eliminate it. Combine all the other ingredients the same way adding breadcrumbs as needed until the mix comes together. If you eliminate the mince pork and beef you’ve made the Italian Polpette di Melanzane which is a great vegetarian dish. We were given eggplants from my wife’s parents who tend to have legions every gardening season because my father-in-law who is retired loves to grow just about anything in abundance. I think eggplant must grow like weeds because we end up with quite a few in our summer box from them every year. In the past I’ve made cheesy eggplant lasagna which is amazing as well we enjoy eggplant parmigiano but I wanted to try something different. I considered making eggplant parmigiano pizza which I saw […]

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