Zucchini Fritters

As promised last week and without further ado, here is my recipe for zucchini fritters when you have too many homegrown zucchinis on your hand and no one in particular to offer it to them!  You could make this with yellow or green zucchinis as a side, snack or light meal.

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Kookoo Sabzi, herbed omelette

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Ingredients: Parsley and scallions, chopped (1 big bunch each); cilantro and dill, chopped (1/2 bunch, each); fenugreek, dry or chopped (1 tablespoon); lettuce, chopped (two leave), eggs (5-6); red onion, thinly sliced (1 medium); cooking oil, turmeric, salt and black pepper

Get into action! Fry onions in a little oil until golden add turmeric and fry one more minute. Add eggs, fried onion, salt and pepper to a large bowl and beat at least 10 minutes or until whitish and foamy. Add all chopped vegetables and beat more until smooth. In a pan, warm oil and pour the contents of the bowl. Cover with a lid, and cook it over medium-low for half an hour, or until the bottom is set. Then carefully flip it to cook the other side for about 15 minutes.

Cut and serve hot or cold with grated cucumber and yogurt or your favourite salad.


Kookoo with potato

kookooghati2 A fast and easy Iranian dish great for supper – at the table, or “for the road”; all my non-Iranian friends love this “Persian pancake”, as they call it. Normally it is made mainly with potatoes, and eggs, but I add other ingredients: For six relatively hungry people, you would need the following: 1 kg regular potatoes; 4 eggs; 1 small onion; 1/2 cup milk; 1/2 cup chopped parsley and chives; pinch of turmeric; salt, powdered black pepper (desired amount), and a lot of cooking oil. NOTE: Some use baking powder to make koo koo tender. I think it adds an unpleasant taste and elastic feel to it though! Milk and onion (or even onion alone) does a wonderful job making it tender and crunchy. Herbs, however, could easily be skipped without damaging the result. It is just a matter of taste and innovation!

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