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Zucchini-Herb Fritters with Garlic Yogurt

Zucchini-Herb Fritters with Garlic Yogurt
Squeezing the liquid out of the zucchini is the secret to crisp fritters. (The potato helps, too.)
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Main dish
Garlic Yogurt
  • ½ cup plain yogurt (not Greek)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Fritters and Assembly
  • 2 small zucchini, ends trimmed
  • 1 small russet potato, peeled
  • ½ medium onion
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more
  • 2 large eggs, beaten to blend
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint, plus more for serving
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Olive oil (for serving)
Garlic Yogurt
  1. Mix yogurt, mint, lemon juice, oil, honey, and garlic in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper. Cover; chill.
Fritters and Assembly
  1. Grate zucchini, potato, and onion on the large holes of a box grater. Transfer to a mesh sieve set over a bowl and toss with 2 tsp. salt. Let vegetables sit until they release their liquid, 30−40 minutes.
  2. Mix eggs, garlic, cumin, 3 Tbsp. parsley, and 2 Tbsp. mint in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. Gather up half of zucchini mixture in a kitchen towel; squeeze out excess liquid. Add to bowl with egg mixture and repeat with remaining zucchini mixture. Sprinkle flour and baking powder over; mix gently.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Working in batches, spoon scoops of mixture into skillet, flattening gently with a spatula. Cook until golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a wire rack; season with salt. Drizzle yogurt sauce with olive oil and top with more herbs; serve alongside warm fritters.

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Posted by Bon Appétit Magazine on Monday, May 27, 2019