Zucchini, Spinach & Cheese Fritters
These are a great starter to make if you have guests coming over, they're tasty, simple to make and pair very nicely with Tzatziki or Hummus.
Mediterranean inspired, this starter is great when followed up by a delicious lamb dish such as our Simple Roast Leg of Lamb.
2 Zucchinis, Grated
3 Handfuls Baby Spinach, Chopped
1/2 Cup of either Feta or Cheddar Cheese (depending on your preference)
1/4 Cup Diced Fresh Herbs (Coriander, Mint, Basil, Oregano etc.)
3 Large Eggs, Lightly Beaten
2 Spring Onions, Diced
2 Cloves Garlic, Diced
1/3 Cup Almond Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
Salt & Pepper (To Taste)
A Dash of Olive Oil
Place the grated zucchini in a sieve/strainer over a bowl. Sprinkle roughly 1 teaspoon of salt over the zucchini to draw out the liquid. Leave it like that for 10-15 minutes. Once that's done, gently wring as much remaining liquid out using your hands and then put to one side.
In a large bowl, combine the zucchini, spinach, cheese, herbs, eggs, spring onions, and garlic. Stir to mix well. Then, sprinkle in the almond flour and baking powder, little bit by little bit, until it all is all mixed in well and holding together nicely.
Heat about 1/4 cup of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once the oil is heated, scoop in your batter (roughly 3 tablespoons per fritter).
After 30 seconds or so, push down gently on the fritter with the back of a spatula to flatten them out, but not too much!
Fry each side of the fritter for about 3 minutes per side or until golden brown.
Place the fritters onto plate with some paper towels to absorb any excess oil, and serve warm!