Middle Eastern Zucchini Fritters & Garlic Yogurt Sauce 

Middle-East

SERVES TWENTY 2-INCH FRITTERS

INGREDIENTS

Fritters

  • 1 pound zucchini (or any
    summer squash)

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • cup feta cheese, crumbled

  • 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

Garnish

  • Minced parsley

DIRECTIONS

  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 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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