Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Zucchini Fritters with Feta & Dill

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Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
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I loved these zucchini fritters - the combination of zucchini with dill and feta is amazing.  The first time I made these I didn't add enough flour and the fritters didn't stay together well as I cooked them.  This time I added more flour and they were perfect.
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Recipe adapted from Micheal Symon - you can find his recipe here.
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Ingredients:
- 2 medium zucchini
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, plus hold dill for garnish
- 4 green onions, white with green parts, thinly sliced on the bias
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 ounces feta cheese, coarsely chopped or crumbled
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest 
- 1 large egg
- 1/2cup all purpose flour
- Canola oil for pan frying
- Sour cream, optional
- Course sea salt, for garnish
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1.  Grate the zucchini on the large holes of a grater onto a clean kitchen towel. Sprinkle with the kosher salt and let it rest while you gather and prep the remaining ingredients.
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.2.  Wrap the zucchini in a towel and ring as much liquid out as possible, discarding the liquid. In a medium bowl, combine the zucchini, dill, green onion, garlic, pepper, feta, and lemon zest. Stir in the egg and flour and mix until well combined.
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3.  Add the canola oil to a large shallow pan; you want about a ¼ inch or enough so that when all the fritters are in the pan, the oil comes halfway up their sides. Place the pan over medium-high heat. Form fritters by hand or by using ¼ cup measure, and fry them in the hot oil in batches. Cook until the fritters are golden brown on each side, 4-6 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
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.Transfer the fritters to plates and garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of dill, and some course sea salt.
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What did you cook this week?
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29 comments:

  1. wowzah. i want this right now!! and its only 730 am! those look so tasty! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  2. I love fritters and these look incredible!

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  3. This is one way I have never tried zucchini...but your pictures make it look absolutely delicious! Time to go buy some zucchinis:-)

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  4. Love this recipe! It sounds delicious!

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  5. We have just about all those ingredients... and are continuing to search for ways to use up our zucchini! We just made another batch of dark chocolate zucchini cupcakes. Yum-O.

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  6. These look really good - a bit like lighter potato pancakes. Can't wait to try them out! Thanks for hosting :)

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  7. They look delicious! I love anything with dill :)

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  8. Thanks for hosting! I accidentally linked my post twice...connection was being finicky. Sigh...technology! Happy Tuesday. :)

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  9. Hi Alissa,
    Your Zucchini Fritters look beautiful. Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  10. These look delish! Now I know what to to do with the ton of zucchini in my fridge! Thanks so much for hosting the blog party!

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  11. I have never tried zucchini fritters... excited to now though!

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  12. Those zucchini fritters look yummy!! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

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  13. These zucchini fritters look so so good...wow!

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  14. Wow, these look so darn good. My mouth is literally watering over here. Was it hard to get them to stick together and flip in the pan?? I might have to try this one this week!

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  15. YUM! These fritters look delish! I'm pinning this one to make in the future with all that extra zucchini from my garden!

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  16. I have been spending a lot of time looking for inspiration in the way of recipes/food. Your site and another called Smitten Kitchen never fail to delight. As a vegetarian, outside of indian cuisine (my comfort zone) and italian too, I sometimes struggle for ideas... this looks great, I will definitely be giving this a try very soon! Looks like it's packed full of flavour - and not even half bad for you! Win-win? I think so :)

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  17. As always, that looks delicious!

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  18. these look amazing! I have dill and tons of zucchini that I didn't know what to do with. I'm making these now for dinner!

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  19. Um. My mouth is officially watering! Love your blog!!! :)

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  21. I've been so lazy in the cooking department this summer chosing to eat fresh tomatos on Italian bread with some mozzarella and basil. But you inspire me to get my A&& in gear. These look delicious!

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  22. Yum! I just made something similar from my sisters blog last week:
    westcoastleslie.blogspot.com

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  23. Perfect! I'm always looking for new ways to cook zucchini this time of year. This will probably become a family favorite. Thank you!

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  24. yum! those fritters look delicious!! good thing i have a zucchini sitting in my fridge right now waiting to be used up!

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    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=14717

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