How to Make Fast & Easy Zucchini Fritters (Even the Kids Will Eat ‘Em)!

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Not sure what to do with all of the end-of-summer zucchini? Make these easy zucchini fritters!

You’ll need:

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1/4 cup chopped fine oregano
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • coconut oil, for frying

Method:

Here’s how you make them:

  1. Grate the zucchini. Place it in a strainer and set in sink. Toss the zucchini with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Let it sit 10 minutes, then wring dry in a clean towel to remove moisture.
  2. Mix all ingredients except the oil. Slowly add flour and stir to make batter. Add zucchini last.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large sauté pan on medium-high heat. Cook in batches by dropping spoonfuls into the hot oil. Cook 2 to 3 minutes each side. Drain on paper towels.

Feel the crunch!

Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • lemon zest, to taste
  • chopped chives (optional)
  • cucumbers, peeled , de-seeded, grated and squeezed of excess liquid
  • salt and white pepper, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil to drizzle

Method:

Make the sauce by combining all the ingredients. Chill before serving.Drizzle with good quality extra virgin olive oil before serving.

 

Published by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of Silicon Valley's LIVE Food Talk Radio on KSCU 103.3 FM

Professional Chef, Two Time Award-Winning Book Author, Former Academic Director from Le Cordon Bleu, and Host of Silicon Valley's LIVE Food Talk Radio on KSCU 103.3 FM

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