Zucchini Polpette With Mint

This Italian Family
by This Italian Family
4 servings
20 min

Perfect for the summer and loved by kids!

These polpette are something I have been making quite often in the past few weeks as they are such a tasty way of finishing off any extra zucchini I have in the fridge. Plus, it’s the only way my 2-years old would eat zucchini!!! I absolutely love the refreshing tone the mint gives them, and they are lovely served alongside a bbq, or even inside pitta bread with chickpeas, some salad and a drizzle of yogurt. That’s a really balanced light lunch for you right there!

They can also be served cold, so you can make them in advance and just take them out of the fridge whenever you want them.

Zucchini Polpette With Mint
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 3 zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp mint
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, grated

Grate the zucchini.
Put them in a bowl with 1 egg, a good pinch of salt, nutmeg and a pinch of mint.Mix in the parmesan and grated mozzarella, and then start incorporating the breadcrumbs until you get a consistency that is not too sticky but still easy to shape into patties.
Give them their shape by rolling a couple of tablespoons of mixture between your hands and pressing them gently, then cover them well in white flour, first one side and then the other.
Place them on a baking tray with some greaseproof paper.
Cook them in a pre-heated static oven for 10 minutes at 350F, and another 5 minutes using the fan option. This will make them quite crunchy on the outside, whilst keeping the middle soft. Perfetto!
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  • Anna Moody Anna Moody on Jul 09, 2022

    Could i use eggplant instead of zucchini?

    • This Italian Family This Italian Family on Jul 12, 2022

      Hmmm I have never tried but I feel that you would get the really bitter taste of eggplant if you did that, so not sure I would recommend.

  • Michele Michele on Jul 12, 2022

    what is ventilated option?

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    • Carrie Carrie on Jul 13, 2022

      I believe that she means the air fryer program on some of the newer ovens, or you can just use your counter top airfryer.