Zucchini Fritters

Another great recipe for those people who don’t like zucchini on it’s own. My fella really liked these fritters and he’s usually not a fan of zucchini. Whenever we get some zucchini in our vegetable box, I look at it as a challenge to make something delicious with this super versatile ingredient. Look for an upcoming zucchini chili recipe that also went over well!
Servings: 2

1 zucchini
1 1/2 small shallots, peeled and finely chopped
2 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 jalapeno, very finely chopped (use more if you like it hot)
1/4 cup bread crumbs (I used panko)
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cooking salt
1 dash freshly milled black pepper, to taste
optional garnish: Greek yogurt or sour cream

Grate the zucchini and squeeze the moisture out by hand using a colander or a clean kitchen towel. Place in a large bowl.
Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Fry the shallots and spring onions in hot oil until translucent. Add the green chili and remove from heat.
Add the shallots, spring onion and chili to the zucchini and then add the bread crumbs, beaten egg, cheddar cheese, cilantro, salt and pepper. Mix well with a fork. Form into patties with your hands.

Fry patties in olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat, turning a couple of times until cooked through and golden on the outside.
To serve, plate and garnish with a spoonful of Greek yogurt or sour cream.

Adapted from: food.com

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