This yummy recipe comes from another great book that I had the chance to review: The Complete Gluten-Free Whole Grains Cookbook. This cookbook has been a great addition to my recipe book collection, especially now that we are moving towards a wheat free diet.
There are so many wheat free options, if you just have some patience and take the time to stock up your pantry. I haven’t found the transition too hard. Honestly, the hardest part of this journey is how it seems to bother and affect other people, especially when it comes to the kids. Oh well, what can you do? Just do your best! And be delicious!
If you are looking for an easy and fabulous side dish to your summer BBQ, these Zucchini Fritters are the bomb! The combination of the garlic and feta cheese in these fritters makes them SO flavourful! Serve them up with some tzatziki sauce, and you have a delicious side dish!
And even if you don’t need them to be wheat free, you can make these fritters with regular flour and they’d be just as delish!
4 cups shredded zucchini (about 3 medium zucchini)
1/2 – 1 tsp coarse salt
4 oz feta cheese (crumbled (about 1/4 cup))
4 – 6 green onions (minced)
1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 cup sorghum flour (I have also used oat flour)
1 tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp baking powder
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
In a colander, placed in your sink, combine the zucchini and the salt. Toss well, and set it aside for about 15 minutes to let it sweat.
After this time, squeeze as much moisture out of the zucchini as possible using your hands.
Then spread the zucchini out onto a clean tea towel, and squeeze again. The zucchini should be as dry as possible so your fritters aren’t mushy.
In a bowl combine the feta cheese, onions, dill and garlic.
Add the zucchini and the eggs, and mix well.
Add the flour, corn starch and baking powder and mix well again.
Option 1: You can cook these with oil in a large skillet, over medium-high heat. Just heat up about 1/4 cup vegetable oil in the skillet. Then drop about 1 heaping tbsp of the batter into the oil. Cook, turning once, until they are golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towel. Place the cooked fritters in your oven to keep them warm until they are ready to serve.
Option 2: You can cook these without oil, on a pancake griddle. Ours doesn’t need oiling, but you may want to give yours a light rub with oil. Drop a heaping tbsp of the batter, and cook them as you would pancakes: turning once, until they are golden brown. Place the cooked fritters in your oven to keep them warm until they are ready to serve.
If you don’t need these to be wheat free, I’m sure regular flour would work just fine.
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I made these fritters 2 times this weekend, and I foresee many more dinners with them! Yum!
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