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Zucchini Fritters


Are you excited for the holidays? Tis the season to spend time with loved ones and eat a lot of food. Families that cook together probably also drink together - or is that stay together? Another thing you can do together is make zucchini fritters. I mean, obviously.


I suggest you leave the peel on the zucchini for some extra fibre and also because: PRETTY! I mean, green is Christmassy right?



The usual nutrition facts that some people read and others skip over:

One medium zucchini (~200 grams) contains 33 calories, 2.4g protein, 2 grams fibre and 6 grams carbohydrates. It’s a good source of vitamin C and B6, and a source of fibre, phytonutrients and minerals like potassium and manganese. Phytonutrients have antioxidant properties that may reduce inflammation and prevent some cancers.


Are you still awake? Great. Get cooking and happy holidays!



Zucchini Fritters

Author: Jen - A Naturally Nu Foodie Recipe


Naturally Nu tip: Use a food processor with a shredding blade to grate your zucchini quicker


Prep Time: 15 to 20 minutes (10 minutes for the salt to soak up the zucchini moisture).

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 21 to 26 minutes

Number of Servings: 3 (regular servings) to 4 (small servings)


Ingredients:


4 medium zucchini (~800 grams or 1.8 pounds)

½ tsp (2 mL) salt

½ tsp (2 mL) garlic powder

¼ cup (60 mL) to ⅓ cup (80 mL) gluten-free all-purpose flour

½ cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese

2 garlic cloves, finely grated

2 large eggs, beaten

¼ tsp (1 mL) to ½ tsp (2 mL) pepper ground black pepper

2 tbsp (30 mL) avocado oil

1 tsp (5 mL) truffle oil (optional)

Sour cream (optional)

Green onions (optional)



Method:


  1. Grate the zucchini or use a food processor with a shredding attachment.

  2. In a large bowl, add salt to the zucchini and set aside for 10 minutes.

  3. Rinse salt out. Place zucchini in a cheese cloth and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Return to a large bowl.

  4. In another large bowl, combine garlic powder, gluten-free flour, cheese, eggs, and pepper. Add combined ingredients to zucchini and stir.

  5. Pour oil evenly into a large frying pan over medium-high heat.

  6. Scoop out a portion of zucchini batter using a ladle or equivalent. Place batter in the frying pan and cook for about 3 minutes per side.

  7. Serve hot with sour cream and green onions.



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