Paleo gluten free vegetable fritter with yogurt sauce on a plate
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Grain Free Veggie Fritters

Course Main Course
Cuisine Healthy
Keyword veggie fritters
Servings 10 fritters
Author Nora (A Clean Bake)

Ingredients

Ingredients for the fritters

Ingredients for the dipping sauce

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dill (fresh or dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (or to taste)

Instructions

Make the fritters

  • Line a large mixing bowl with a clean kitchen towel.
  • Combine the shredded zucchini, carrots, squash, and onion in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with salt, toss, and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • When the 5 minutes is up, gather the ends of the kitchen towel to wrap the vegetables, and squeeze out as much of the moisture as you can. 
  • Turn the drained vegetables out into the mixing bowl. Put the towel aside.
  • Stir in the eggs, parsley (or oregano), garlic, cumin, chili powder, and pepper. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the almond flour and coconut flour.
  • Preheat a large frying pan, then add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. 
  • While the oil heats, scoop 3-4 tablespoon portions of fritter batter and shape into a thick disk. 
  • Add fritters to the hot pan, being careful not to crowd them. Leave about 2" between fritters. 
  • Cook until the bottoms are golden brown, then flip and cook through. 
  • Cover a plate with a paper towel, and move the cooked fritters out of the pan onto the prepared plate to drain excess oil. 
  • Heat up 1-2 more tablespoons of oil to the pan (if necessary, use less if lots of oil is left over from the first batch), and cook the remainder of the fritters, flipping them when the bottom side turns golden brown. Move them to the lined plate to drain once they are cooked through.
  • While the fritters are cooling and draining, make the dipping sauce.

Make the dipping sauce

  • Mix together the yogurt and the feta cheese until well combined.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. 
  • Adjust seasonings to taste. 

Serve

  • Serve fritters, warm, accompanied by the dipping sauce.

Notes

  • 3 1/2 cups of veggies is about two medium carrots, one medium zucchini and one medium yellow squash. Trim all the vegetables, and peel the carrots before you shred them. 
  • If you'd like a milder onion flavor, replace the red onion with white or sweet onion, which will not be as pungent. 
  • Recipe adapted from TheRealFoodRDs.com