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Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki

These savory fritters are presented with a classic tzatziki, a garlicky yogurt sauce.

  • Servings: 6
  • Yield: Makes about 28

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2003

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (about 2 medium) zucchini, grated on the large holes of a box grater
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 3 large scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Kefalotyri cheese or Pecorino Romano
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Tzatziki for Fritters, for serving

Directions

  1. In a colander, sprinkle zucchini with 1 1/4 teaspoons salt; toss to combine, and let stand at room temperature 45 minutes. Transfer zucchini to a clean kitchen towel; squeeze out any remaining juice.

  2. In a large bowl, combine zucchini, remaining 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, scallions, dill, mint, eggs, and cheese. Fold in flour until just combined.

  3. Line a large platter or baking sheet with paper towels; set aside. In a large saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-low heat. Using half the batter, drop heaping teaspoons directly into pan to create about fourteen 1 1/2-inch patties, each about 1/4 inch thick. Cook patties, without flattening, until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Using a slotted spatula, transfer zucchini fritters to paper-towel-lined platter, and season with salt. Repeat with remaining batter and tablespoon oil. Serve immediately with tzatziki.

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