Zucchini Fritters and Tzatziki Sauce {Secret Recipe Club}

Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki Sauce

Don’t fall over.  I know, a recipe that’s not dessert.  Strange, right?

It’s Secret Recipe Club time again.  Yeah!  My assigned blog this month was Adventures In All Things Food.  How could you go wrong with a name like that?!?!  I’m all about food, and, yes, more than just desserts.  That’s where this is strange.  I always gravitate towards the desserts when I’m doing my Secret Recipe Club post.  And believe me, Andrea had some great desserts recipes!  But she also has a ton of other recipes that I couldn’t help but peruse.  And, man oh man, was I happy I did.   As soon as I saw her Zucchini Fritters post I was already planning dinner.  Fried and zucchini?  I’m in!  They looked wonderful.

Not to get sidetracked, but one thing you need to know about me (and my family) is that we are huge condiment people.  I mean, huge!  I love sauces and dips and the like.  I had every intention of making our Garlic Aioli Sauce to dip these fritters in but then I figured Andrea probably had an amazing dip on her blog that I could make.  And yep, she did!  Tzatziki Sauce.  My absolute favorite condiment!

Make sure you read through the recipe.  You want to make your Tzatziki Sauce a few hours before dinner because it needs to sit for awhile.

Thank you, Andrea for these fantastic recipes.  They were both delicious!

I love how colorful the veggies are.

Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki Sauce

 And this kicks it over the top.  Frying them.

Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki Sauce

 Make sure you get them nice and crispy on the outside.

Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki Sauce

 The Tzatziki Sauce was amazing!  A fantastic condiment choice for these fritters.

Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki Sauce

Zucchini Fritters and Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients

    For the Fritters
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 Carrot
  • Onion (as much as you would like) I used a sweet onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • For the Tzatziki Sauce
  • 1 small container of greek yogurt
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic grated or pressed
  • dash of cumin
  • dash of salt & pepper

Instructions

    For the Fritters
  1. Grate the zucchini. Place grated zucchini in a bowl. Salt it slightly and let sit for 10 - 15 minutes. This will pull some of the moisture out of it (which is good.) Drain the liquid.
  2. Grate the carrot and onion and add to zucchini.
  3. Mix the egg, flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add the veggies to it. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Heat up your oil. You will need 1/2 - 1 inch of oil in the bottom of your pan. Get it hot enough that the batter bubbles when added.
  5. Scoop out some of the "batter" and flatten it a bit to shape it more like a pancake than a ball.
  6. Gently drop into the hot oil and fry until they are golden brown.
  7. Place on a paper towel to absorb any excess grease.
  8. Serve warm with dipping sauce.
  9. For the Tzatziki Sauce
  10. Finely grate the cucumber. Place in a colander, sprinkle with salt and let sit for about 30 minutes. This will pull some of the liquid out of the cucumber, which you want.)
  11. Place cucumber in a bowl and add other ingredients and mix well.
  12. This should sit in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours before serving.
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Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki Sauce

 


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Comments

  1. Awww…. thank you for the kind words! Your fritters look great. This is one of my family’s favorite Summer dishes when we have zucchini coming out of our ears around here. So happy to share and have you swing past for a visit.

    Have a great week!

  2. Nicole @colieskitchen.com says:

    Look so good!! Great choice this month! Thanks for Sharing!!! -Nicole

  3. What a great SRC choice. We love zucchini fritters and I like the thought of serving them with tzatziki sauce.

  4. You had me at fritters. 😉 This looks so delicious! Awesome SRC choice. 🙂

  5. Ohhhh those look so nice! Lovely pick 😀

  6. Yum. We love tzatziki sauce. I’ve never tried deep frying at home. Perhaps I should.

  7. I nearly chose fritter for my SRC choice this month too. You have done a fantastic job at evenly frying them all!

  8. Too funny Erin! – when I saw your picture of the Zucchini Fritters and Tzatziki sauce, before reading your post, I couldn’t believe my eyes that you hadn’t made something sweet! I love it! Great job making something savory….it’s not easy for us “sweet” girls to steer towards savory rather than sweet. Happy SRC Reveal Day Sweetie! 🙂

  9. Ohh…I’m a huge fan of zucchini fritters – these ones look amazing.

  10. How fun that you went out of your usual to try these. They look uber yummy and I need to make them now too!

  11. I am not much for fried foods but that Tzatziki Sauce sounds to die for!! I love cucumber and that would taste yummy as a salad dressing!

  12. These sound fantastic. I especially like that sauce that you made.

  13. I can’t say I have ever heard of zucchini fritters before. I don’t buy it often because I can’t think of what to do with it. However, these looks great so I might have to rethink my shopping. 😉

  14. those look delicious , i’ll have to try making them

  15. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These look so good and we love zucchini so I will have to make them. I don’t like yogurt so I will have to make the sauce for the other family members. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Yum!! I love zucchini fritters! My family would love the twist in the sauce.

  17. This will be a great recipe to try with our Garden Zucchini this summer. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. Stacy Giacosa-Bauer says:

    OMG, these Zucchini Fritters look so delicious and my family would love! Thank You for sharing with us!