This week, The Hot Plate food stylist Jamie Goodman took the lead in sharing one of her favourite recipes, Zucchini Feta Fritters with Yogurt Dip.

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Zucchini and Feta Fritters with Yogurt Dip

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4 to 6

Ingredients for Yogurt Dipping Sauce:
3/4 cup (175 mL) Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons (30 mL) water (approx.)
1 tablespoon (15 mL) Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon (15 mL) fresh finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon (15 mL) fresh finely chopped dill
1 tablespoon (15 mL) lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Ingredients for Zucchini Fritters:
2 lbs (1 kg) zucchini, coarsely grated
1 tablespoon (15 mL) kosher salt
1 large red onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup (175 mL) crumbled feta
1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped dill
2 teaspooons (10 mL) ground cumin
1 egg, beaten
Salt and pepper, to taste
Flour
Canola Oil

Directions for Yogurt Dipping Sauce:

  1. Add yogurt, water, mustard, parsley, dill, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Thin with 1 teaspoon (5 mL) water if needed.

Directions for Zucchini Fritters:

  1. Sprinkle grated zucchini with kosher salt. Transfer to colander and let stand for 1 hour. Squeeze out excess moisture. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in small skillet set over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until translucent and softened. Cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, combine zucchini, onion mixture, feta, parsley, dill, cumin, egg, salt and pepper. The mixture will be soft and sticky. Shape heaping tablespoons of zucchini mixture into a patty. Dredge in flour. Transfer to baking tray lined with parchment.
  3. Pour enough oil to come about 1-inch (2.5 cm) up the sides of the pan. Heat set over medium-high heat. Shallow fry patties in batches, for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until golden brown all over. Drain on paper towel. Serve with Yogurt Dipping Sauce.

Test Kitchen Notes: If desired, fry fritters in olive oil for added flavour.

amanda riva Amanda Riva is the host of The Hot Plate, a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice, how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients. 

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