Feta Cheese Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Greek – style zucchini fritters with Feta Cheese. These healthy (no deep frying) and simple zucchini fritters are perfect as side meal or light dinner. Greek-style topping recipe included.

Feta Cheese Zucchini Fritters  Recipe. Healthy (no deep frying) and light zucchini fritters recipe with feta cheese.

Easy and healthy (no deep frying) feta cheese zucchini fritters, these flat bites resemble the perfect light (summer) dinner. They are pretty simple to make – require just a handful of ingredients. These Feta Zucchini fritters can be enjoyed by the whole family (kids included).

FETA CHEESE ZUCCHINI FRITTERS – Ingredients

  • Zucchini, fresh & grated – all types of zucchini can be used for this recipe (green or yellow). It’s highly desirable that you drain any excess moisture well before mixing with other ingredients.
  • Flour the flour is the biding ingredient together with eggs. I prefer using whole wheat flour, but any type of regular unbleached flour can be used as well.
  • Feta Cheese – crumbled Feta or White (Cow’s milk) cheese can be used.
  • Eggs – eggs hold the fritters together during cooking.
  • Dill, fresh – recommend using fresh dill, rather than dried as it enhances the flavour of final fritters.
  • Garlic – fresh garlic or garlic powder are equally suitable. Omit of feeding to small kids (optional)
  • Olive oilolive oil is used for greasing the pan (even for non-stick surface) during cooking. That way fritters get crisp on the outside without deep frying.
  • Baking soda – the rising agent is baking soda. Be sure to use the right amount, otherwise it’s favour will be too strong.
  • Salt – salt is used to suck out the moisture in grated zucchini. If you wish add salt to the fritters as well, although Feta Cheese is pretty salty too.
Feta Cheese Zucchini Fritters Recipe - easy light dinner recipe that requires no deep frying.

FETA CHEESE ZUCCHINI FRITTERS – tips and ideas

SUBSTITUTIONS

What makes these fritters especially Greek-y is the combination of feta, dill and Greek yogurt (for serving). However, if you fall short on feta cheese these days, substitute with any type of yellow (ish) cheese like parmesan or cheddar. The idea behind it is that you want to add a ‘’melting but sticky type’’ of cheese that will help bind all ingredients together more firmly.

TOPPING SUGGESTIONS

=>> One way to multiply the Greek experience is to prepare one simple Greek Yogurt sauce and spread it over your fritters as if topping pancakes with honey. Mmm, yum!

For the Greek Yogurt Sauce you’ll need:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt ( drained)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill + pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 

It almost feels like you are sitting in a breezy Greek restaurant on Halkidiki, glazing at the blue crystal clear waters of the sea while being served traditional Greek cuisine.

=>> Another, more simple way is to just top the fritters with plain Greek yogurt (cold from the fridge) or feta cheese for that matter. It works perfectly if you are short on time or simply lazy (did I just say that?) on a busy weekday.

Greek Feta Cheese Zucchini Fritters Recipe - light, healthy and easy dinner recipe for summer and fall season. No deep frying. Kid-friendly recipe.

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Feta Cheese Zucchini Fritters Recipe - easy light dinner recipe that requires no deep frying.

Feta Cheese Zucchini Fritters Recipe

The European Dish
Greek zucchini fritters recipe with Feta and olive oil. Healthy and simple to make (no frying), these zucchini flat-bites are perfect as side meal or light dinner at the family table. Greek topping recipe included.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine European, Greek
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1, ½ pounds zucchinis grated
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 2 eggs, small lightly beaten
  • 4 tbsp fresh dill minced
  • 1 cloves garlic minced (or more to taste)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for greasing the pan
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt optional
  • Whole Greek Yogurt for topping

Instructions
 

  • Wash zucchini under cold water and grade. Place zucchinis and pinch of salt in a bowl and leave for around 10 min. Then press (with hand, fork or cheese cloth ) zucchini shreds down to drain excess moisture.
  • Transfer well drained, grated zucchinis to large mixing bowl and add eggs, whole wheat flour, feta cheese, dill, baking soda and garlic and stir until well combined. The mix should seem sticky, but modifiable.
  • Grease non-stick pan with olive oil and place small portion of the batter into preheated large skillet (using ladle or spoon). Gently distribute batter evenly to form flat circle. Cook until golden brown on both sides.
  • Top with suggested topping and enjoy!

Notes

Head over recipe for Greek Yogurt sauce topping recipe and substitution ideas. 
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1 Comment

  1. Harper
    March 25, 2022 / 12:34 pm

    Wow, never thought I can add feta to zucchini fritters. Cooking these for dinner tonight.

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