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Zucchini Fritters

Prep Time: 15 minutes   Bake Time: 18 minutes

Servings: 12

Ingredients:

6 oz low fat Greek Yogurt

2 tsp lime juice

1 tsp lime zest

1 ¼ tsp salt

1 ½ lbs zucchini shredded

2/3 cup sliced scallions

½ cup cilantro, chopped

1 egg yolk (beaten)

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

½ tsp pepper

¼ cup canola or olive oil

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 200 F
  2. In small bowl mix yogurt, lime juice, lime zest and ¼ tsp salt until smooth in texture
  3. Combine zucchini, scallions, cilantro, egg, flour, 1 tsp salt and the pepper into a bowl (tip: squeeze zucchini out to remove extra moisture
  4. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil over medium high heat in a large sauté pan, add zucchini mixture in ¼ cup portions.
    1. Flatten fritters with spatula until they are about 3 inches in diameter
    2. Cook for 3 minutes or until brown, flip and cook for 3 minutes
    3. Place fritters onto baking sheet or tray and place in oven to keep warm
    4. Repeat cooking method until all fritters are cooked, serve with lime yogurt and enjoy!

Nutrition Information for 1 Fritter: 79 Calories, 5 g Fat, 1 g Saturated Fat, 3 g Protein, 6 g carbohydrates, 1 g Fiber, 254 mg Sodium, 18 mg Cholesterol

*Tip: to lower sodium content use half the amount of salt in the recipe!

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