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Crispy Zucchini Fritters with Creamy Cucumber Sauce

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Dive into the world of quick and healthy cooking with these Crispy Zucchini Fritters, accompanied by a refreshing Creamy Cucumber Sauce. This dish is a testament to the fact that nutritious meals can also be incredibly delicious and satisfying. The golden, crispy exterior of the fritters contrasts beautifully with the soft, flavorful interior, making each bite a delightful experience. The tangy and creamy sauce adds a layer of complexity and freshness, elevating the dish to new culinary heights.

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, this recipe is designed to bring out the best in simple ingredients. It’s perfect for those evenings when you crave something homemade and comforting yet don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. Serve these zucchini fritters as a standout appetizer, a light main course, or a side dish that’s sure to impress. It’s a versatile recipe that invites you to explore the joy of cooking with vegetables, proving that healthy eating can be both easy and extraordinary.

Full Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 zucchini
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g (3.5 oz) cheese, grated
  • Italian herbs
  • Red paprika
  • 100g (3.5 oz) breadcrumbs
  • 50g (1.8 oz) flour
  • Olive oil for frying

For the Sauce:

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  • 3 pickled cucumbers, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Dill, chopped

Directions:

  1. Prep the Zucchini: Grate the zucchini and season with salt and black pepper. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes to release moisture.
  2. Prepare the Egg Mixture: In a bowl, beat 2 eggs and mix with grated cheese, Italian herbs, and red paprika.
  3. Coat the Zucchini: In another bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and flour. Roll the grated zucchini in the flour-breadcrumb mixture, then dip it in the egg-cheese mixture.
  4. Fry the Fritters: Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the coated zucchini and fry covered for 4-5 minutes. Flip them over and cook covered over low heat for another 5 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  5. Prepare the Sauce: Mix Greek yogurt or sour cream with chopped pickled cucumbers, minced garlic, and chopped dill.
  6. Serve: Serve the zucchini fritters hot with the creamy cucumber sauce on the side.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Kcal: 320 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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