Cooking With Rania: Zucchini Fritters

Cooking With Rania: Zucchini Fritters

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Rania Harris, of Rania’s Catering, has another great recipe for using up your veggies from the summer garden!


Zucchini Fritters


(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Ian Smith)


Ingredients:


  • 6 small Zucchini, grated

  • Sea salt

  • ½ pound feta cheese, crumbled

  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh dill

  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 4 green onions, finely chopped

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • ½ cup flour (you may need more to bind the mixture)

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Canola oil for frying

Directions:


Place grated zucchini in a colander, sprinkle with salt and let stand at least 20 minutes, or until it loses its juice. Squeeze dry and place in a large bowl. Add the cheese, dill, parsley, onions, eggs, flour, and pepper and mix well. Adjust the seasonings. If batter is too runny, add a little more flour.


Heat oil in a heavy saucepan. Drop batter by tablespoons into oil and fry until golden brown on all sides but still moist inside, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve warm with Tzatziki Sauce


Tzatziki Sauce


Ingredients:


  • 2 cups thick Greek yogurt

  • 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

  • 4 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • Drizzle of Greek Olive Oil

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Transfer to a small serving bowl.