These fritters are unbelievably easy to make they are vegan, gluten free and the perfect way to sneak in some veggies!
I really wanted to make something delicious yet something “not fried” and a bit healthier. That’s when these fritters came to mind. Zucchini can be a little bit tasteless but these fritters are seasoned with garlic and parley which makes them super flavorful!
- 4 cups grated zucchini + 1 tsp salt
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 handful parsley
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp chia flour (or flax meal) + 6 tbsp water
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 3/4 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp psyllium husk
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Vegan citrus yogurt
- 1 cup vegan yogurt
- zest from 1 lemon
- 1/2 garlic clove
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- Grate 2 big zucchinis (or enough to fill 4 cups). Add the grated zucchini to a cheesecloth/nut-milk bag or thin kitchen towel in a colander over your kitchen sink. Sprinkle with the 1 teaspoon of salt and leave to drain for 10 minutes.
- After ten minutes, squeeze as much liquid out of the zucchini as possible. This is a crucial step for your fritters to become firm and not soggy!
- Prepare the chia eggs by mixing the chia flour and the water in a separate small bowl and leave for 3-5 minutes.
- Add the drained zucchini and the chia eggs to a bowl and mix in all the other ingredients until combined.
- Form fritters and slightly flatten them on a baking sheet with your fingers until you get about 9 of them. Make sure to use some oil or baking paper under the fritters.
- Brush the fritters whit some olive oil.
- Bake in the oven on 200°C for 15-17 minutes.
- Serve with the vegan citrus yogurt. Enjoy!
One crucial step is to drain the zucchini completely by using a dish cloth/nut milk bag after you've grated it. Then just throw the drained zucchini in a bowl with all of the other ingredients. From there, just form small patties and bake in the oven for 15-17 minutes! Easy enough, right?
In this recipe you'll find a vegan egg substitute using flax seeds or chia seeds. I think chia seeds provide the most neutral flavor when compared to flax seeds, but ground brown or golden flax seeds will work as well. To prepare a flax or chia egg, simply grind the seeds in a coffee grinder or high speed blender. It’s not uncommon to find bags of already ground flax seeds at the grocery store. I buy pre-ground chia seeds which works perfect in all cooking and baking instead of eggs! The simple formula is: 1 tbsp of chia flour + 3 tbsp of water = 1 egg.
These fritters are wonderfully nutritious! It's actually a clever way to get the kids to eat their veggies. The best part is, you can serve them as a snack, an appetizer, light lunch or even as a "buffet" item on your dinner party!