Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Zucchini Fritters with Feta & Dill

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
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.
Recipe adapted from Micheal Symon - you can find his recipe here.
- 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
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.

.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.
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.
.Transfer the fritters to plates and garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of dill, and some course sea salt.
What did you cook this week?
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Danielle said...

Those fritters look amazing!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

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

Brunette & Blessed said...

this looks so good!

Val said...

I love fritters and these look incredible!

Jocelyn said...

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

Brandi said...

Love this recipe! It sounds delicious!

SnoWhite said...

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.

Karen said...


Rachel said...

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

Amy said...

They look delicious! I love anything with dill :)

Sara B. @ {Egg and Twig} and {Mama Thinks Funny} said...

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

Miz Helen said...

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

Mary said...

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!

Becca said...

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

Sherri said...

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

natasha {schue love} said...

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

Kristen {a little ditty} said...

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!

Jennifer said...

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

Miss Raj said...

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 :)

Mindy said...

As always, that looks delicious!

megan said...

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!

Nicole Rene said...

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

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Carmie of the Single Nester said...

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!

Jill said...

Yum! I just made something similar from my sisters blog last week:

Rene said...

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

Meg {henninglove} said...

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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