Recently I discovered the wonderful vegetable zucchini… not as in I had never heard of it before or anything, I just honestly never used it in my cooking! So when I made the ever so popular Baked Zucchini Chips, I figured I should start looking into more ways to make this lovely little vegetable the star in a yummy dish! I came across this recipe for zucchini fritters on a great blog, The Wishful Chef, and decided to give them a whirl, with my own little twists of course!
These little fritters are very easy to make, and are good for an appetizer, snack, or side dish! They remind me of green onion cakes kind of, but with zucchini and a little less dense.
The use of spelt flour, the fact that they are baked, and zucchini as the main ingredient makes these a guilt-free nutritious snack (as long as you don’t eat all of them in one sitting! trust me, it’s hard!) Really though, at about 100 calories per 3 medium sized fritters and less than 2g of fat (in all three!), those are pretty good stats to me!
I left the fritters in the fridge for a few days (yes, shockingly they lasted that long!) and enjoyed one here and there topped with some plain Greek yogurt! Justin liked them too! 🙂
I’d like to try this recipe again using corn in the place of zucchini, and possibly some tomato and green onion! Really, there are a ton of possibilities for these yummy little fritters! These can also easy be made gluten free by using a GF flour in place of spelt flour!
Nutritionist in the Kitch
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- With a grater, grate zucchini and red onion. Place grated vegetables in a kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess liquid (there will be a lot!).
- Finely chop the dill. Add to zucchini and red onion in a bowl.
- In the same bowl combine spelt flour, salt, pepper, egg, and almond milk, and mix well.
- Drop into rounds on a greased baking sheet, and bake for 16-20 minutes.
- Flip and bake for another 10 minutes until golden brown on both sides.
- Serve with plain fat-free Greek yogurt, or another healthy dip of your choice!