Zucchinis are an ingredient I always keep in the fridge, as there are so many lovely ways to use these green powerhouse veggies! And as much as I love our Zucchini Bread and Zucchini Slice, I’m always looking for new ways to use up zucchinis to keep things fresh. This recipe was originally adapted from Once Upon a Chef, and is suitable for gluten free and nut free diets. My husband and I have enjoyed these fritters for breakfast, as well as an easy lunch or dinner option. I particularly like the fritters cold as well. They are delicious with a dollop of lemony-guacamole, a leafy side salad and a drizzle of Magic Dressing. Enjoy!
Zucchini and Crumbed Feta Fritters
- 450g zucchini grated (approx 2 medium zucchinis)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2-3 eggs lightly beaten (I use three as mine tend to be on the smaller side)
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta try to choose a variety with less salt where possible
- 2 spring onions finely chopped
- 1 large garlic clove crushed
- Cracked black pepper to taste (note: with the feta and drained zucchini, there is no need to add extra salt).
- 1/4 cup gluten free flour I tend to use the Orgran brand
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp minced fresh dill optional, see Notes below
- Place the grated zucchini in a colander and stir through the salt. Allow to sit in the fridge for 10-15 minutes, before squeezing out as much excess water as possible (this is important to stop the fritters being too wet).
- In a large bowl, combine the drained zucchini, lightly beaten eggs, feta, spring onions, crushed garlic, black pepper, flour, baking powder and fresh dill (if using)
- In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the eggs, then stir in the apple cider vinegar and grated zucchini. Stir until well combined.
- Heat a large pan with a splash of olive oil. Be careful not to allow the pan to get too hot, or the fritters will burn before they cook through.
- Drop 1-2 tablespoons of the fritter mixture into the pan and gently flatten to form a disc shape. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes, until the edges start to set and you can gently slip a metal turner/spatula under the fritters to flip them.
- Allow to cook until golden brown (but not burnt) on both sides. Remove from pan, allow to cool slightly before serving and enjoy!
- A squeeze of lemon juice
- Some lemony guacamole
- A fresh tomato salsa with herbs, olives and spring onions