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Zucchini is fresh and readily available at this time of year! Annette Maggi, MS, RD, LD, FAND and Chief Science Officer at b-untethered shares this new fav recipe that she’s using with all the zucchini she gets from her CSA. Make a batch or two and enjoy for breakfast topped with eggs, at lunch or dinner as a side to a grilled protein, or plain as a snack.

Garden Zucchini Fritters from Wanderings in My Kitchen

Ingredients

3 large, grated zucchini (about 6 cups)
2 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp parsley
4 green onions thinly sliced, about ½ cup in total
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
Zest of 1 lemon
½ cup crumbled feta
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
2 tbsp cornstarch
2-3 tbsp oil

Instructions
 
  1. Shred the zucchini and add to a fine mesh strainer. Add 1/2 tbsp kosher salt and stir to combine the salt and zucchini together. Let sit 10 minutes over the sink to drain, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the garlic, parsley, green onions, salt, pepper, and lemon zest together in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Once the zucchini has set for 10 minutes, press down firmly with your hands or a wooden spoon on the zucchini to drain the liquid. Do this over a large bowl or the kitchen sink. Keep pressing until you extract as much liquid as possible.
  4. Wrap the shredded zucchini in a kitchen towel and wring the mixture out over the sink. You should extract even more liquid at this point, about 2 cups of water.
  5. Add the shredded zucchini to the other ingredients in the medium mixing bowl. Stir gently to combine.
  6. Add the flour and cornstarch to the mixture and stir again.
  7. Finally, add the two beaten eggs and incorporate well.
  8. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Form the zucchini fritter mixture into 8 small patties and add them to the oiled pan.
  9. Lightly pan fry the fritters for 4-5 minutes on one side or until golden brown. Flip and sauté for an additional 3-4 minutes on the other side.
  10. Transfer the fritters to a paper towel-lined plate once fried and continue with the remaining mixture. Serve warm with a dollop of Greek yogurt or tzaziki sauce.


Nutrition per fritter: 90 calories, 7g carbohydrate, 1.5g fiber, 4.5g protein, 7g fat.

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