The Quickest Zucchini Fritters Recipe
Looking for a healthy snack to serve in your next family gathering or game night? These zucchini fritters are the most suitable and finger licking good solution for you. They’re so quick and easy to make. Only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes are all you need to make them. Just grate the zucchini in a bowl and mix it with the rest of the ingredients. Take a spoonful of the mixture and deep-fry it. There, you have your fritters in no time.
Our Love-hate Relationship
Anything that has zucchini in combination with feta I find it irresistible. As for eating them because making them, can be quiet a pain in the neck (not to mention the other body part…). Like when I have to make them at our taverna (traditional Greek food restaurant).
Thing is, their pro is also their con. Meaning that they may be ready in only five minutes, but they also have to be cooked right away. Which means you cannot prepare the mixture beforehand. Otherwise, the zucchini will start to release its water and destroy the creamy mixture making it all watery. And while at home this isn’t an issue at all, in a professional kitchen these five minutes are equal to half an hour at a home kitchen.
Imagine having to serve 5-6 dishes at the same time and still find the patience to prepare the mixture while someone is already waiting for them (usually you prepare everything ahead to be able to serve quickly). Then fry them waiting patiently on top of the frying pan, because they may get burned in seconds. Well, it’s only when everyone comes and tells me how much they enjoyed them, that my hate for these dainty little fritters turns to love again.
At our taverna, I make them using fresh mint leaves. For one, my grandmother plants some right outside the kitchen (very convenient and you never run out of them). For two they give a unique fresh aroma, that covers some of the oiliness from the frying. In this recipe, though I use dill instead of the mint leaves. I think it will be easier for you to get your hands on some fresh dill, instead of mint.
Especially in the winter time. Dill goes perfectly with all vegetables and loves to combine with feta cheese. As for some extra freshness, I have a nice and cool Greek yogurt and mayo dip for you to serve them with (here’s a really cool Greek Yogurt Maker if you’d like to make some proper Greek yogurt to use in this dip). If you would like to try them with mint though just replace the dill with 5-6 fresh mint leaves.
They are also best when made with fresh light green zucchinis. They are more tender and suitable for this type of recipe. Dark green zucchinis are better used in vegetable stews because of their harder skin.
– This recipe is for Sandra, as a thank you for secretly trying to promote my blog.