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.


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
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.

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