Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Zucchini and Feta Fritters

There are many ways to cook with cheese besides melting it on toast or including it in an omelette or even making a souffle. By far, this is a wonderful combination with some of my favorite cheese, feta. This is so easy and incredibly have got to try this!

5 medium zucchini, coarsely grated
1/2 t. sea salt
1/4 cup grated onion
3 oz. of flour
1 beaten egg
7 oz. crumbled feta
oil for frying.I started out with 1 T. and added more with each batch I fried.

Place the grated zucchini, salt and onion in a large bowl. Mix and let sit for 30 minutes until the juice is drawn out by the salt. Drain. Mix the flour, egg and stir in feta cheese to the zucchini mixture. Fry large tablespoons of the mixture in moderately hot oil until brown on both sides, making sure the fritters are well cooked. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
I served the fritters with a chunky hot tomato salsa and sour cream on the side.


T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

So good! I tried a summer squash pancake about a month ago, that didn't come out nearly this nice. I'll bet the cheese is the secret ingredient!

Nina Timm said...

I always think that fritters might not be the healthiest of things to eat, but it is a wonderful way to get children to eat their veggies...fried in a little olive oil can also not be that bad!!! I like the addition of feta to break the sweetness from the zucchinis!!!

Juliana said...

Fritters! I haven't had these for a while...yours looks yummie...feta cheese and zucchini, nice combination!

Christine said...

Ooooh! I love this! Nice going, Jann.

Penny said...

I love zucchini fritters . . . never thought to add cheese. Sweet potato fritters are good too. Thanks for the tip.

Simona said...

I accept your invitation to try these fritters: I will as soon as I get back to my normal cooking routine (I just got back from Italy). Thanks!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What wonderful little fritters. I love zucchini and I know it would be good with the feta.

Karine said...

Your fritters sound delicous!

Cheese is such a versatile ingredient :)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I make a similar one that I bake, but I like the feta in yours. I'll have to give this a try.

Spinning Ninny said...

oh delightful. i usually use parm in my fritters, i bet feta's much tastier.