Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki {Wheat Free Recipe}

These Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki  {Wheat Free Recipe}, make a great appetizer or summer side dish!

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Oh zucchini.  How much do I love this underrated vegetable?  I think this poor veggie gets a bad rap.  I mean, how can you not love zucchini?  It’s so versatile…you can eat it for breakfast in pancakes, or snack on a delicious zucchini loaf, have it for dessert in a chocolate cake,  serve it up in a skillet, or make fritters and serve them up alongside your dinner.  Delish.

This yummy recipe comes from another great book that I had the chance to review:  The Complete Gluten-Free Whole Grains Cookbook.  This cookbook has been a great addition to my recipe book collection, especially now that we are moving towards a wheat free diet.

There are so many wheat free options, if you just have some patience and take the time to stock up your pantry.  I haven’t found the transition too hard.  Honestly, the hardest part of this journey is how it seems to bother and affect other people, especially when it comes to the kids.  Oh well, what can you do?  Just do your best!  And be delicious!

Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki Sauce  {A Pretty Life}

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If you are looking for an easy and fabulous side dish to your summer BBQ, these Zucchini Fritters are the bomb!  The combination of the garlic and feta cheese in these fritters makes them SO flavourful!  Serve them up with some tzatziki sauce, and you have a delicious side dish!

And even if you don’t need them to be wheat free, I think you could make these fritters with regular flour and they’d be just as delish!

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Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki

Servings 24

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded zucchini about 3 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 4 oz feta cheese crumbled (about 1/4 cup)
  • 4-6 green onions minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour I have also used oat flour
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
  2. In a colander, placed in your sink, combine the zucchini and the salt. Toss well, and set it aside for about 15 minutes to let it sweat.
  3. After this time, squeeze as much moisture out of the zucchini as possible using your hands.
  4. Then spread the zucchini out onto a clean tea towel, and squeeze again. The zucchini should be as dry as possible so your fritters aren't mushy.
  5. In a bowl combine the feta cheese, onions, dill and garlic.
  6. Add the zucchini and the eggs, and mix well.
  7. Add the flour, corn starch and baking powder and mix well again.
  8. Option 1: You can cook these with oil in a large skillet, over medium-high heat. Just heat up about 1/4 cup vegetable oil in the skillet. Then drop about 1 heaping tbsp of the batter into the oil. Cook, turning once, until they are golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towel. Place the cooked fritters in your oven to keep them warm until they are ready to serve.
  9. Option 2: You can cook these without oil, on a pancake griddle. Ours doesn't need oiling, but you may want to give yours a light rub with oil. Drop a heaping tbsp of the batter, and cook them as you would pancakes: turning once, until they are golden brown. Place the cooked fritters in your oven to keep them warm until they are ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

If you don't need these to be wheat free, I'm sure regular flour would work just fine.

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Zucchini Fritters {A Pretty Life}

I made these fritters 2 times this weekend, and I foresee many more dinners with them!  Yum!

Have a delicious day!
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10 Comments

  • Reply Angie@Echoes of Laughter May 27, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    These look so delicious Jo-Anna! I am going to make these for us too…since we are also trying to move towards a less wheat diet too! My daughter would LOVE these! And all of the ingredients do sound so flavourful! Angie

    • Reply Jo-Anna May 27, 2013 at 4:08 PM

      Thank you Angie! These really are scrumptious!

  • Reply Veve May 31, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    How do you make the tzatziki?

    • Reply Jo-Anna May 31, 2013 at 9:22 AM

      Hi Veve! I’ve never actually made tzatziki – I usually buy it. You can find it in most grocery stores in the deli section.

      • Reply Veve May 31, 2013 at 9:29 AM

        Ahhh ok, I’ve been on a (lazy) hunt for a good homemade tzatziki recipe, thanks for the reply. Love your blog!

  • Reply Maria June 10, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    These look fabulous! I’m pinning your recipe so I can make them soon! I love zucchini and love finding new ways to use it! These fritters look awesome!

  • Reply Sharon V July 16, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Hi – the recipe sounds great – and I’m going to have a pile of zucchini’s in my garden this year – just one question….do you have a calorie count??? they sound high in calories….

    Thanks!

    Sharon V.

    • Reply Jo-Anna July 17, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      Hi Sharon!
      Sorry, I actually don’t have a calorie counter (is there an app for that?) 🙂

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