Zucchini Fritters

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Courtesy of: Valita Ross, Confetti Peppers, LLC

 

Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • In a mixing bowl combine yogurt, vinegar, dill, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour for best flavor.

 

Fritters:

  • 1 medium zucchini (approx. 2 cups), peeled, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise into half-circles
  • 1/3 cup Confetti Peppers
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, minced
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup grated parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

 

In a large frying pan cook zucchini, Confetti Peppers, and onion in olive oil on moderate heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the black pepper. Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Add basil and cook 5 minutes longer until zucchini is softened. Remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes.

Mix flour, baking powder, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a small bowl. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl whip eggs. Stir in flour mix until it has the consistency of pancake batter. Fold in cheese and zucchini mix.

Heat oil in a large fry pan to deep frying temperature. Drop mix by tablespoons into hot oil. Fry 2-3 min each side until golden brown. Remove fritters to paper towels to drain excess oil. Serve with dipping sauce.

 

Enjoy!