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Grain-Free Zucchini Fritters with Feta and Dill

Grain-Free Zucchini Fritters with Feta and Dill

Grain-Free Zucchini Fritters

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Gluten-free, Grain-free, Nut-Free

If you're looking for a delicious, healthy recipe to whip up in a pinch, this Grain-Free Zucchini Fritters with Feta and Dill Recipe will be your new go-to. It's simple enough that it can be thrown together at the last minute and is so satisfying! The recipe is also Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, and Nut-Free making it perfect for anyone on any diet. The zucchinis are mixed with crumbled feta cheese and chopped dill leaves for an amazing flavor combination that I'm sure you'll love as much as we do! 

Overhead photo of the finished, crispy zucchini fritters topped with dill and feta with a bag of Otto's Naturals Cassava flour next to them.

HOW TO MAKE GRAIN-FREE ZUCCHINI FRITTERS

Ingredients 

All the ingredients to make Zucchini fritters in a row lined up.

  • 1 pound zucchini (about 2 medium), trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced or pressed through a garlic press
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Otto's Naturals - Cassava Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more if necessary
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Servings: 12 Fritters

Instructions

1. Begin by shredding the zucchini on a box grater or in a food processor.

A food processor with chopped up zucchini inside.

 

2. Transfer the zucchini to a fine mesh strainer, then toss with the salt to draw out the liquid.

Grated Zucchini being strained through a thin strainer over a measuring cup.

3. Let the shredded zucchini sit for about ten minutes, and then use your hands to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. As you can see, there will be a lot of liquid.

All remaining ingredients are layed out. The zucchini has been strained and squeezed so that there is no remaining liquid.

4. Whisk the eggs in a medium mixing bowl.

Eggs being whisked in a bowl by the Otto's Naturals Danish Whisk

5. Add the zucchini, scallions, dill, feta, garlic, and pepper.

Mixing bowl with Zucchini, scallions, dill, feta, garlic, and pepper

6. Mix well.

All ingredients are combined well in a large mixing bowl.

7. Sprinkle the Otto's Naturals - Cassava Flour and baking powder over top.

Otto's Naturals Cassava flour is sprinkled on-top of pre-mixed ingredients

8. Stir again until evenly mixed.

All ingredients have been combined well in a mixing bowl.

9. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet or cast iron pan and then drop the batter into the pan. Pan-fry until golden brown on both sides.

Hot cast iron pan with sizzling Zucchini patties frying.

10. Drain the zucchini fritters on paper towels.

Crispy Zucchini patties resting on a paper towel in a stack

11. Serve warm or room temperature with lemon wedges.

Zucchini patties plated beautifully with a side of lemon wedges and feta cheese.

What is Zucchini rich in?

Zucchini has a lot of health benefits, and is rich in manganese, lutein, zeacanthin and vitamins A and C. These nutrients contribute to healthy vision and may lower the risk of age-related eye conditions. 

When is Zucchini season?

Summer is the best time to enjoy a zucchini. The peak of the season hits around June through to August so this is the perfect summer lunch or dinner recipe!

How do you pick a good Zucchini at the grocery store?

When choosing a zucchini, make sure it is fairly firm and not too soft. It should feel similar to a cucumber but a little bit more flexible. Try to avoid zucchinis that are too soft as they will end up being mushy when cooked.