Zucchini & Cheddar Fritters

Zucchini & Cheddar Fritters
 
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Recipe type: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb zucchini, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 -3 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Spicy Yogurt Dipping Sauce
  • ⅓ cup non fat plain greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • a few dashes of hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp water
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the yogurt dipping sauce. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. In a clean tea towel, wring out the shredded zucchini of all excess water. There's a good amount, so take your time and get the zucchini as dry as possible.
  3. Place the zucchini, egg, cheese, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Stir together to combine completely. Slowly add in the flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. You don't want the mixture to be completely dry, but it should hold together and be slightly sticky.
  4. Heat olive oil over medium high-high heat in a non-stick skillet. Once hot, add in ¼ cup the zucchini mixture at a time, pressing down into a flat circle with the back of the spoon until about ½" thickness. Cook for about 1 -2 minutes on each side until dark golden brown.
  5. Serve hot with yogurt sauce drizzle on top or on the side.