Sometimes grating a vegetable and squeezing all the moisture out of it just seems like too damn much work. Other days, it’s like zip! magically swift and easy! It’s like having a layabout genie in your brain who occasionally gets fits of energy and actually accomplishes something. Only it’s your brain.
So I got all ambitious and shredded a giganto zucchini. Well, let’s be honest, I got out my food processor and ran it through that. I lined a strainer with a clean, unfuzzy dish towel, tossed the shreds with salt, and let it sit while I did something else. Played Minecraft, maybe, or took a nap.
Then I twisted up that dish towel and I squoze it til I couldn’t squeeze no more. That giganto zucchini rendered down to a wad a little smaller than a baseball.
I put that with an egg, some seasoned breadcrumbs, and some grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese.
Mixed that all up (had to add a little more breadcrumbs) and formed it into fritters. Fried ’em in a little olive oil, or maybe it was vegan margarine. Our #1 Daughter says she likes to add shredded carrot for the color.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about too much of a good thing.