Cheddar cheese, crisp bacon, creamy avocado, and a juicy tomato slice sandwiched between these corn and zucchini fritters make a wonderful breakfast or brunch.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together butter, eggs, and milk; add to flour mixture, and stir until just combined. Add ham (if desired), zucchini, and corn, and stir until well blended.
Heat 1 inch of oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat until it registers 350 degrees on a deep-fry thermometer.
Working in batches of 4 or 5, gently drop 2 tablespoons batter into skillet for each fritter, pressing gently with a spatula to flatten. Cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer with a spatula or slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Season fritters with salt and pepper while still hot. Make sandwiches with fritters using bacon, cheese, avocado, and tomato, if desired.
You can also serve the fritters alone, drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and fresh lime juice.