Zucchini Fritters

2017-10-28T21:47:11+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

We love fritters, they may not be liked by the judges on Top Chef, but for the home cook, they are fantastic. They are simple to make… don’t let the deep frying throw you off, you just need to cook in a little oil, easy for any home cook. These fritters feature zucchini, but it could feature a lot of other vegetables, give these a try and then branch off!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 zucchini
  • 6 spring onions (finely chopped)
  • 8 oz feta cheese
  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 small bunch fresh mint (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon dried mint
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 large eggs (beaten)
  • olive oil (for frying)
  • 4 limes

PREPARATION

  1. Coarsely grate the zucchini with either the grating blade in the processor or by hand.
  2. Spread the zucchini on a tea towel and leave for about 20 minutes to get rid of any excess wetness.
  3. Put the chopped spring onions in a bowl and crumble in the feta. Stir in the chopped parsley and mint, along with the dried mint and paprika. Add the flour and season well with salt and pepper. Gradually add the beaten egg and mix thoroughly before stirring in the drained, grated zucchini.
  4. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan and drop heaped a large spoonful of the mixture into the hot oil, flattening the little cakes down with the back of the spoon as you go. Cook these patties for about 2 minutes each side until golden, and then transfer to a couple of waiting plates. Chop up the limes and put them on the edge of the plates. Sprinkle with a little more chopped mint and eat them just as they are, add lime juice as you go.
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