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dinner: the playbook | zucchini fritters with sour cream and chives

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Hey friends…..just completed the second recipe from Jenny Rosenstach’s upcoming second cookbook, Dinner:  The Playbook which will be out late this summer.  And in case you missed my first post, I was one of the bloggers selected to preview and cook from her new book – very exciting!!

So…….Zucchini Fritters with Sour Cream and Chives….ahhhhhhh zucchini has been a dreaded word in our house.  My ex and son’s dad despised any type of squash, with zucchini being at the top of the hit list.  And so our son, I swear strictly by genetic predisposition or let’s maybe just call it taking a good look at “the tree from which the apple fell,” to explain why my teenager still thinks zucchini is the worst vegetable in the world.

So I chose this recipe from Jenny’s new book on purpose.  It was easy to make – you just need to grab your box grater or a food processor with the grating attachment – and get to work shredding three medium-size zucchini.  I had all of the other ingredients on hand – including salty, yummy Parmigiano Reggiano, scallions, and fresh chives from my little container garden.  I had a moment of panic when I wasn’t sure if I had cornstarch in my pantry or not – but I did.  Just haven’t used it in a while and wasn’t sure if it had made the move off of Longboat Key with me last year.

The resulting dish is delicious – I love the cool tang of the sour cream with chives with the warm fritters.  To get this recipe, please pre-order Jenny Rosenstach’s new book HERE.

And – are you wondering if my zucchini-hater son liked this?  Well, I had him try it.  He asked what was in it and I rattled off the ingredients EXCEPT for the zucchini.  I know, bad mom.  He took a little bite and said, “okay, not bad.”  It was a little cold since I had been shooting the plate for this blog post, so I warmed it up, and brought it back to him for another bite.  Oh, he also reminded me that he dislikes sour cream (but to my knowledge has never tasted sour cream) but took another bite of the fritter – with the tiniest amount of sour cream known to man.  I finally had to ‘fess up and let him know that zucchini was like the main ingredient, at which point he did what I would call a respectable “pretend” gag.

So…….I love you zucchini.  I tried.

Stay tuned for recipe three from Jenny’s new book later this week!

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