Currently, I am on a family holiday with all of my in-laws. I am loving using all the super fresh ingredients and creating dishes the kids and adults will be willing to try, and possibly like. These have no flour of any kind, the cheese and egg helped hold all of this together perfectly. They came out crispy and coconut oily and super yummy!
- 3 medium zucchini
- 2 small onions
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup shredded hard cheese, I used emmental as that is what we had
- Pink Himalayan salt
- Pepper to taste
- Coconut oil
- Optional - you could use some spring onion, coriander or other herbs for color and taste
- Wash the zucchinis well and grate using a large 'holes'
- grate the onions very small
- Place a thin cotton kitchen towel or muslin cloth over a strainer sitting in a bowl ***
- Place grated zucchini and onion in a cheese cloth or 100% cotton kitchen towel and add about 1 tablespoon salt and mix, let it sit for 10 minutes
- Meanwhile, beat 3 medium sized eggs in a bowl, add 1 cup shredded cheese, add pepper to taste, and mix well.
- After 10 minutes, squeeze all the moisture out of the grated zucchini and onion mixture - this will take a few minutes, try squeezing in the cloth, wrapping it and pressing it into the strainer, just get as much moisture out as you can. **
- Add the mostly dry grated zucchini and onion to the egg and cheese and mix well
- Heat a pan over medium heat and put in a dollop of coconut oil
- Take a spoonful of the zucchini mix, and squeeze in your hand - this will help get even more moisture out
- Make a patty in your hand, and gently place in the oil, in the frying pan
- I found small patties worked the best, but you can experiment
- Fry until the edges are brown and crisp, then flip with a spatula
- Place on a plate with paper towel and serve right away
Tastes great plain or dipped in fresh tomato puree, or with apple sauce (like Hanukkah potato latkes!!)
Makes 15-20 small fritters, this amount will vary based on size of ingredients and of your fritters :)
** If you are on a low salt diet, you can rinse the zucchini and onion to get the salt off before you squeeze the moisture out.
*** Use an old cloth, or one you don't care about, as the zucchini can dye the cloth a bit green.