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Zucchini Fritters

Source: Casual Cuisines of the World - Taverna
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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  45 Minutes
  Serves 8 as an appetizer, 4 as a side dish
Although these fritters are at their best when hot, in many Turkish cafés they are served at room temperature accompanied by the yogurt-cucumber sauce called cacik. Traditionally part of the meze course, they also make a nice side dish for seafood, poultry or lamb.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 pound small zucchini, coarsely grated
Salt
1/2 pound feta cheese, or equal parts feta and kasseri or ricotta
6 green onions, minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf (Italian) parsley
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup all-purpose flour
Freshly ground pepper
Peanut oil for frying
Other necessary recipes:
Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce
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DIRECTIONS
Place the zucchini in a sieve or colander, salt it lightly and toss to mix. Let stand for 30 minutes to draw out the excess moisture. Using a kitchen towel, squeeze the zucchini dry and place it in a bowl. Crumble the cheese over the zucchini and add the green onions, dill, mint, parsley, eggs, flour and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to mix well.


In a deep frying pan over medium-high heat, pour in the peanut oil to a depth of 1/4 inch. When the oil is hot, using a serving spoon, drop spoonfuls of the batter into the oil, being careful not to crowd the pan. Fry, turning once, until nicely browned on both sides, 2-3 minutes per side. Using a slotted spoon or spatula, transfer the fritters to paper towels to drain. Keep warm until all the fritters are cooked.


Arrange the fritters on a warmed platter and serve hot.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 8 as an appetizer, 4 as a side dish
Calories: 200
Fat. Total: 9g
Fiber: 3g
Carbohydrates, Total: 20g
Sodium: 354mg
% Cal. from Fat: 40%
Cholesterol: 105mg
Protein: 10g
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Rating: 5
by: Maria Reviewed: 08/15/2011
Best Ever Zucchini Fritters!
My coworker brought these zucchini fritters to work for exchange of an abundant crop of zucchini. What a great trade! This recipe for zucchini fritters is the best I've tasted. The combination of mint/dill was perfect! The crunchy outside texture was perfect to dip in the cool lemon mint yogurt dressing. This recipe is a keeper.
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