Middle Eastern Zucchini Fritters





1 pound zucchini (or any

summer squash)

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 large egg

1 tablespoon olive oil

⅓ cup feta cheese, crumbled

⅓ cup flour

2 tablespoons bread crumbs

3 green onions, minced

1 small clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons parsley, minced

1 tablespoon fresh mint, minced

¼ teaspoon black pepper

water (if needed)

Garlic Yogurt Sauce

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/2 cup yogurt

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 small clove garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Minced parsley


  1. Shred the zucchini using the large holes of a box grater. Toss with salt.

  2. Wring out excess water from shredded zucchini using a towel. (You may need to do this several times.)

  3. Mix the egg, feta cheese, flour, bread crumbs, green onions, garlic, parsley, mint, olive oil, and black pepper together in a bowl.

  4. Fold in the dried zucchini. Add water if too thick.

  5. In a large oiled skillet, ladle out ⅛ cup batter. Press flat with spatula. Fry until golden on each side, about 3-4 minutes. Add more oil to skillet as needed.

  6. Mix Garlic Yogurt Sauce ingredients together.

  7. Garnish fritters with Garlic Yogurt Sauce and minced parsley. Serve. Enjoy!

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