Zucchini fritters

My little one’s tooth has been jiggling for a couple of weeks now, finally I took her with me to the clinic and took the tooth out. She was hyper excited about the visit from the tooth fairy that she wouldn’t let go of the tooth.(I know that there is no tooth fairy but I like to leave some room for magic  and imagination in my kids lives )

We passed by a friend’s house on our way home and as she was playing..she lost the tooth. As you can imagine she was very sad. We all spent the next half hour on our knees combing the floor looking for the tooth! no luck! We left after my friend PROMISED to look for it everywhere.

On our way home I told Jana that I think that the tooth fairy will surely find the tooth and she will understand that we looked for it very hard and didn’t mean to lose it. That made my little one feel a bet better.

When we got home I sneaked  into her room and tucked some money under her pillow..

A couple of hours later when she asked me for the 100th time if I’m sure that the tooth fairy would find her tooth in another house. I told her ..”she might have found it already,why don’t you check under your pillow?”

Less than a minutes later came an excited scream and she came back running,,”she found it! she found it!”

I was happy with myself, thinking I managed to dissolve the crisis….

My happiness didn’t last for long!

The following week my friend passed by with a little jewelry box for Jana.. When she opened it …there was the tooth!

Jana looked from the tooth to me then back to the tooth.. As you might have guessed, I forgot to tell my friend about my “clever” plan!

After a moment’s silence I told her…the fairy must have felt sad for you because you cried so much when the tooth was lost and decided to give it back to you to keep as a memoir..

Jana looked suspiciously at me.

I didn’t feel smart at all then..I added, how about you go write her a thank you letter…?

That did it..She smiled and raced to her room.

I  don’t have a smart punch line or lesson ..just sharing a day in the life of a struggling parent :)

Today’s recipe can be a wonderful side dish or light meal. It is a wonderful way to use up zucchini .

The onion, parsley and spices complement the zucchini nicely.A squeeze of lemon adds just the right tang.

You can serve this with mint yogurt or marinara sauce.. it is yummy both ways.

Zucchini fritters


3 medium  zucchini grated

5 eggs

2 cups flour

1 onion grated or finely chopped

Parsley chopped

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon baking powder (not full)




Beat the eggs with the salt, all spice,and paprika.

Mix the zucchini, onion, parsley then add the eggs.

Add the baking powder to the flour, mix well.

Add gradually to the zucchini mix, stir till combined

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat until oil sizzles when you drop a small amount of zucchini mixture into the pan.

Carefully drop about 2 tablespoons zucchini mixture into pan; repeat, spacing fritters.

Cook fritters until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Turn fritters, and continue cooking until golden, 2 to 3 minutes more.