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Baked zucchini fritters

Serve with sour cream for dipping – it’s a wonderful combo!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 medium zucchini
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup finely minced red onion or shallots, (¼ of a large onion)
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs, (Note 1)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • oil spray
  • ¼ cup sour cream, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with a parchment paper.
  • Grate zucchinis. You should get about 4 cups of grated zucchini.
  • Place the grated zucchinis in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out as much water as you can. You’ll end up with approximately 2 cups of squeeze-dried zucchinis.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together zucchini, eggs, onion and garlic.
  • Add breadcrumbs, cornstarch, parmesan, fresh parsley, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper and the beaten eggs. Mix everything well. (NOTE: Don’t add any liquid. Even though we squeezed most of the liquid out, zucchinis still have plenty of moisture to bring the dough together.)
  • Using a large cookie scoop, drop zucchini mixture (about ¼ cup) on the prepared baking sheet. Use the back of the scoop or your fingers to flatten the dough into a fritter shape.
  • Spray the top of the fritters with oil spray.
  • Bake the fritters for 30 minutes, flipping the fritters and spray again with oil spray half way.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature with sour cream.

Notes

Note 1a: You can also use a combination of all-purpose flour and ½ teaspoon of baking powder. The cornstarch makes the fritters extra crispy.
Note 1b: Or you can use Panko. But since it’s coarser than breadcrumbs, I recommend pulsing it in a food processer a few times.
Air-fryer Instructions: You can also air-fry these fritters. Drop the zucchini mixture on little individual square parchment papers and cook for about 10 minutes, flipping them halfway.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 50kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 207mg, Potassium: 144mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 193IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 1mg
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