Zucchini fritters with a compelling Greek twist! Hunks of feta cheese and fresh herbs liven up these fritters made with shredded zucchini, egg and flour. A cucumber lemon yogurt sauce shocks them with cool and bright flavor.
I know it seems late in the season for zucchini but my garden didn’t get the memo. I don’t mind as my enthusiasm for zucchini never wanes. If you still have zucchini hiding in your fridge or spy a beautiful specimen at the market then consider it fate. Some-kind-of-wonderful fritter fate.
Every cell of my body was filled with anticipation as I browned these fritters in a skillet and slowly built a pile up on a nearby plate. I dared not eat even one for fear of ruining my vision for the shot. I have my life as a food blogger to thank, my blessedly happy life. A life where photographing the food takes precedence over eating it no matter how ravishing hungry you are or how tempting the subject of your affections may be.
At times I want to throw all caution into the wind along with my patience and willpower. . . Food blog, what food blog?
Grab a fork and let’s eat!
Hunks of feta cheese and fresh herbs liven up these fritters!
- Shred zucchini using the large holes of a box grater. Put zucchini in a colander over a bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt. Allow to drain for an hour in the fridge, occasionally pressing down the zucchini with the back of a large spoon to help remove the water. Alternately you can put the zucchini in a dish towel and twist the water out.
- Meanwhile make the tzatziki sauce: combine all sauce ingredients and refrigerate.
- In a large mixing bowl combine zucchini, onion, herbs, flour and feta together. Season well with salt and pepper. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat with enough olive oil to generously cover bottom. Drop fritters by 1/4 cup full into skillet and use a spoon or spatula to form into patties. Cook on each side about 5 minutes until golden brown. Add more oil to pan as needed, working in batches. Serve with tzatziki sauce.