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zucchini fritters – smitten kitchen recipe

A few weeks ago I tried my hand at zucchini fritters. I was really surprised at how great they turned out. I had to try Smitten Kitchen’s version. They are pretty great too. I think (at least when I!) made them they were a little too floury (perhaps I didn’t mix them well enough!).
zucchini fritters | as GOLD as it gets blog


zucchini fritters | as GOLD as it gets blogPair these with a drizzle of lemon juice and some sour cream on the side for the perfect side or snack.


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This weekend I plan on cracking open my Smitten Kitchen Cookbook and making something delicious. I’ve been reading Smitten Kitchen’s blog for as long as I can remember. It was a dream to see her at a book signing earlier this winter in Philly (pictured above). She was so  funny in the interview she gave and is the sweetest! She was so sweet with the hundred of books she was signing. Andrea and I were so happy that we got called on for a question during the interview- where we very bravely admitted that we obsessed with her! We waited in a several hundred person line…and had to give up because the line to get our books signed just wasn’t moving. We went to dinner and when we walked back to the car we saw she was STILL signing books hours later. A security guard felt bad for us and let us back in after closing. An hour later when we STILL weren’t signed the guard told us he would take our books and get them signed for us. We were going to just leave again without having it signed with work looming early in the morning. He was so sweet and let us come back the next day and get them- we couldn’t believe how kind he was. But after all that trouble,  I haven’t had much time to make anything from the cookbook…hopefully thats about to change.

I think my favorite recipe may be her baked potato soup, but the challah is really good too. But I may make a trip to the farmers market to make this.