Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Yields: 2 servings

These fritters make an excellent and filling breakfast or brunch. Why not cook up a batch of them the night before and then just re-heat them in the morning, while you cook some pancetta? Also great with a salad for a light lunch.

Zucchini Fritters With Crispy Bacon
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Ingredients

ZUCCHINI FRITTERS

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    1 zucchini, grated

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    2 free-range eggs

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    2 tbs coconut flour

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    2 tsp ghee or coconut oil 

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    6 strips free-range bacon, free from sugar and nitrates

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    Salt and pepper

SMOKY SALSA

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    1 dried ancho chili

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    6 tomatoes, seeded and diced

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    4 scallions, green part only, finely chopped

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    1 red chili pepper, diced

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    1 bunch fresh cilantro, washed and chopped

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    1 lime, juice and zest

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    2 tbs olive oil

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    Salt and pepper

Method

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    Squeeze the excess moisture out of the grated zucchini. You can do this easily by grabbing a handful of it and squeezing it. Liquid will escape, so do this over the sink or a bowl.

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    Place the zucchini in a large bowl. Add in the eggs and coconut fl our. Mix to combine. If this mixture is too wet, add in a little bit more coconut fl our. If the mixture is too dry, add in a drop of water. Season with salt and pepper.

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    In a large non-stick frying pan, heat over a medium heat and melt the ghee or coconut oil. To cook the fritters, add in a large spoonful of batter. Repeat until you have fi lled the pan ensuring you have left room to flip the fritters.

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    Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side and then fl ip, and cook on the other side until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.

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    Melt some more ghee or coconut oil in the pan and add the pancetta rashers, cook to your liking then remove from the pan.

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    To serve, place the fritters on a plate with a side of pancetta and a dollop of smoky salsa.