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Middle Eastern Zucchini Fritters

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Another staple in the Middle Eastern household, this dish is traditionally made using the zucchini pulp left over after making stuffed zucchini.

Updated to include the whole zucchini, it is a delicious summer dish especially if you have tender young zucchini fresh from the garden or farmers market!

Ingredients

  • 4 whole Zucchini
  • 1 whole Onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ¼ cups Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil

Preparation

Grate zucchini and then place in a clean tea towel. Squeeze all liquid out of zucchini and place in a bowl. Add to bowl the onion (finely diced) and the garlic (minced). Then add the remainder of ingredients except the oil. Mix together very well. You may need to add more flour to be sure the mixture is bound together well. The consistency should be thick but not stiff.

Add oil to a nonstick skillet and place over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, use an ice cream scoop to drop mixture into pan and then flatten with a fork. Fritters should only be flipped once – so wait until the first side is a dark golden brown before flipping and browning the other side. Remove from skillet to a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess grease.

Fritters are delicious on their own or can be served with hummus or a tzatziki sauce and nice thick slices of tomato.

Enjoy!

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mama2eml on 10.12.2010

So glad y’all are enjoying this recipe – it is one of my faves!

@bitemonster — you really have to squeeze hard to get all the moisture out — hope it worked out.

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Bite Monster on 9.14.2010

Really good but I had to add a lot more flour…and then more spice…and then more salt to get a good flavor and consistency. I may not have squeezed my zucchini enough to begin with.

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lovemygirlies on 7.5.2010

Found this recipe today searching for yummy things to make with all my plentiful zucchini!! This recipe sounds good. I love that it is made with ingredients that I have on hand all the time!!

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megank on 5.1.2010

I decided to try this bc of the cumin. I think I ate 5 before the batch was done. They are so good. I did add a little red pepper for a kick. These are really good.

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culinarycapers on 4.20.2010

These sound soo good! can’t wait to try them.

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jenml27 on 12.30.2012

Delicious! I sauteed the onions and used whole wheat flour, adding about an extra 1/4 cup of flour. They did take longer than the recipe says, especially with taking the time to squeeze the tons of water out of the zucchini. I also cooked the fritters on medium heat for a longer time so that the middle would cook through. Served them with tzatziki sauce https://tastykitchen.com/recipes/condiments/tzatziki-sauce/ and a little crumbled feta on top, and they were wonderful! I’m going to play with grating other vegetables (like carrots) and using this batter with them also. Thank you for the recipe!

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garlicmakesitgood on 7.31.2011

My family really enjoyed these for a summer supper with flat bread and taboulli. They were light and had great flavor. I did vary it a little bit by adding about 1/2 c. crumbled feta cheese to the batter, which we found a nice addition but not necessary as the flavor was so good without it.

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megank on 7.17.2010

I think I wrote the comment before the commenting changed. I wanted to give these a 5 because they were really really good!

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