Zucchini Feta Patties

07.03.2014

This is the first time I’ve ever tried zucchini patties (aka fritters) and I’m happy to say I actually loved them! I adapted this recipe from Bon Appetit, and added a few of my own slight changes like adding garlic and lemon, then I topped it with a sauce that’s similar to tzatziki (minus the chunky cucumber). I definitely preferred these hot out of the skillet while the edges were still crisp and the insides were soft. These have such a unique flavor and texture and if you haven’t tried zucchini fritters yet, now is the time! Especially since you are looking for just one more use for your abundance of summer zucchini.

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It’s not often I put forth much effort for a side dish, but this one is definitely worth the bit of extra effort. Sometimes steamed veggies can get a little boring and we need something like this to switch things up, right?

Enjoy!
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Zucchini Feta Patties

Yield: About 12 patties

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups coarsely grated zucchini (from about 3 medium zucchini)
  • 1 tsp salt , divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • Zest of 1 lemon (1 1/2 tsp)
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour , plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 Tbsp corn oil

Dill Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste

Instructions

  1. Whisk all Dill Yogurt Sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Cover and allow to rest in refrigerator while preparing patties.
  2. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp salt over zucchini, toss and let rest 5 minutes. Using paper towels or a sieve, press excess liquid from zucchini. Place zucchini in a mixing bowl. Add egg, egg yolk, lemon zest, garlic, flour, feta and 1/2 tsp salt (or less to taste), and toss to evenly coat. Mix in parsley, green onions and dill. If batter is very wet, mix in more flour by the spoonful.
  3. Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp corn oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, carefully drop batter about 3 Tbsp at a time into skillet (I just used a 1/4 cup and filled 3/4 full, I also flattened them a little with the back of a measuring cup once in the skillet). Fry patties until golden brown on bottom, then carefully flip and cook opposite side until golden. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Add more oil as needed and continue to fry in batches. Serve warm with Greek Yogurt Sauce.
  4. Recipe Source: patties adapted from Bon Appetit

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20 comments

  • Medeja: Both patties and dill sauce sound amazing! Nice meatless meal :) July 5, 2014 at 3:20am Reply

  • April: Jaclyn these sound delicious. I don’t believe in frying or deep frying so I’ll give them a try but I’ll bake them in normal size muffin cups. No offense but they should be healthier that way as well especially with Tzatziki sauce. July 4, 2014 at 5:10am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yeah you could definitely try baking them or use just a few tsps of oil. They just won’t be quite as crisp but should still be delicious! July 4, 2014 at 12:36pm Reply

  • Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion: I know what you mean about putting a lot of work into a side dish, I rarely do it either. These lovely’s could be a great lunch or snack! July 4, 2014 at 5:08am Reply

  • Tieghan: These look beyond delicious! I love zucchini fritters and the dip is perfect! July 3, 2014 at 8:16pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: These patties look fantastic, Jaclyn! Love the dip too! Pinned! July 3, 2014 at 7:19pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): I love zucchini fritters and that dip sounds amazing! July 3, 2014 at 3:43pm Reply

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness: I am preeee sure that I could make a meal out of these! Zucchini and feta are my two favorite things…especially together, and then fry them? Come to mama!
    Was that weird? I don’t know, but I love these!
    Pinned! July 3, 2014 at 1:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Haha :)! I could eat them as a meal too! July 3, 2014 at 1:32pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Jaclyn they look delish! I love zucchini fritters and sometimes I mix in grated carrots, grated sweet potato, or whatever I have on hand. Love your tzatziki-inspired dip. I am a dip fanatic and would inhale that :) July 3, 2014 at 1:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the ideas! I need more fritters in my life :)! July 3, 2014 at 1:25pm Reply

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