Monday, July 9, 2012

Save the Last One: Zucchini Fritters with Red Pepper Jam

While the Grimes' await the return of Shane and Otis with surgical supplies; Daryl and Andrea return to the woods to search for Sophia. As Daryl expresses his belief that Sophia is alive and well, Andrea gains a new understanding of him and insight into his determination to find the little girl.

Glenn and T-Dog arrive at the Greene farm. As Patricia tends to T-Dog's injured arm, Maggie gets out leftovers for their new guests.

At this time, the WDSCB wants to stress just how critical it is for all Zombie Apocalypse Survivor Groups to make their way to rural areas. Not only will there be a lower population density (and fewer Walkers) but there will also be farmlands with fresh produce.

As canned and packaged food supplies dwindle, available farmlands will become necessary for long-term survival. Survivor Groups will want to seek out farms like the Greene Farm. Or ideally, a farm and family like The Waltons. No matter how hopped-up Grandpa Walton was on moonshine, the WDSCB is certain that he never kept a barn full of Walkers on Walton's Mountain. 

Maggie Greene likely had a vegetable side-dish leftover from the Greene's dinner for Glenn and T-Dog. This was probably the first time they had fresh food in months. Zucchini Fritters and Red Pepper Jam will keep any vitamin deficiencies away. Fresh, simple ingredients always make the best meals!

And when the dead rise; don't wipe your ass with poison oak.

Zucchini Fritters with Red Pepper Jam

2 medium (1 pound) Zucchini (grated)
Kosher Salt
1 egg
1 diced onion (or 1 bunch chopped scallions)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oil
Garlic Powder

Salt the grated zucchini with 1 tsp kosher salt. Let sit in a colander for 10-15 minutes and excess moisture will drain away. Blot any remaining moisture with a clean dish towel to make grated zucchini as dry as possible.

Whisk egg with minced onion and add the drained zucchini, pepper and Garlic Powder if desired. Stir in flour until blended.

Heat oil in large cast iron skillet over medium heat or medium coals. Drop mounds of batter (2 Tbsp for each Fritter) into the skillet. Flatten slightly with a spatula. Cook 5 minutes on each side.

Drain on clean dish towels. Serve with Red Pepper Jam.

Red Pepper Jam

2 Red Peppers, grated
2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 cup apple cider vinegar
2 cups granulated sugar

Combine all ingredients in a small heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat (or medium coals) stirring OFTEN. Reduce mixture by half. Let cool slightly and serve over zucchini fritters. A little goes a long way. This jam is spicy.


  1. I have never heard of red pepper jam. I love it! I think I might try it one of these days. :-)

  2. It's really easy and delicious. I have no patience for regular jam/jelly making but this one was simple.