Zucchini Fritters with Feta and Dill
These crispy zucchini fritters make a wonderful starter or side dish, and they’re a delicious way to use up your summer zucchini.
- 1 pound zucchini (about 2 medium), trimmed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 scallions, minced
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 medium garlic clove, minced or pressed through a garlic press
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (or cornstarch)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more if necessary
- Lemon wedges, for serving
- Shred the zucchini on the large holes of a box grater or in a food processor fitted with the shredding disk. Transfer the zucchini to a fine mesh strainer and set over a bowl. Toss the zucchini with the salt and let it sit for 10 minutes. Wring all of the excess liquid out of the zucchini with your hands, then set aside.
- Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Mix in the dried zucchini, scallions, dill, feta, garlic and black pepper. Sprinkle the flour (or corn starch) and baking powder over mixture and stir until uniformly incorporated.
- Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Drop 2-tablespoon sized portions into the pan, then use the back of a spoon to gently press the batter into 2-inch-wide fritters. Pan-fry until golden brown on both sides, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer the fritters to a paper towel-lined plate. Add a bit more oil to the pan if necessary, then repeat with the remaining batter. Serve warm or room temperature with lemon wedges.
- Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The cooked fritters can be frozen for up to 3 months. Reheat them on a cookie sheet in a 200°F oven until heated through.
- Serving size: 2 fritters
- Calories: 152
- Fat: 11 g
- Saturated fat: 3 g
- Carbohydrates: 8 g
- Sugar: 3 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 5 g
- Sodium: 288 mg
- Cholesterol: 73 mg