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Lemony Zucchini Fritters

 
One serving costs about $2.89 One serving costs about $2.89

$2.89 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

3 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:74%

Spoonacular Score: 74%

 

Lemony Zucchini Fritters might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe serves 3 and costs $2.89 per serving. One serving contains 473 calories, 30g of protein, and 24g of fat. A mixture of pepper, eggs, olive oil, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. To use up the juice of lemon you could follow this main course with the Fruit Juice Pops as a dessert. Only a few people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 76%. This score is solid. Try Lemony Corn Fritters {Woolworths/Masterchef}, Lemony Zucchini Bruschetta, and Lemony Zucchini Bread for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps breadcrumbs
breadcrumbs
2
2  eggs
eggs
0.5 cups
0.5 cups flour
flour
1 tsp
1 tsp garlic powder
garlic powder
1
1  lemon (juice)
lemon (juice)
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1 tsp
1 tsp onion powder
onion powder
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
0.5 cups
0.5 cups parsley
parsley
1 tsp
1 tsp pepper
pepper
some
some plain greek yogurt
plain greek yogurt
16 oz
16 oz trimmed zucchini
trimmed zucchini
2 Tbsps breadcrumbs
2 Tbsps
breadcrumbs
2  eggs
2
eggs
0.5 cups flour
0.5 cups
flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
1  lemon (juice)
1
lemon (juice)
4 Tbsps olive oil
4 Tbsps
olive oil
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp
onion powder
1 Tbsp parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp
parmesan cheese
0.5 cups parsley
0.5 cups
parsley
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp
pepper
some plain greek yogurt
some
plain greek yogurt
16 oz trimmed zucchini
16 oz
trimmed zucchini

Equipment

food processor
food processor
baking sheet
baking sheet
paper towels
paper towels
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
food processor
food processor
baking sheet
baking sheet
paper towels
paper towels
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl


Instructions

  1. Chop the zucchini into small pieces. Place in food processor and pulse until there are small bits left. (If you have a grating attachment on your food processor you can use that instead).
  2. In a medium bowl add zucchini, lemon juice, parsley, flour, eggs, spices, Parmesan cheese, and breadcrumbs. Mix together until evenly distributed.
  3. Place olive oil in a large frying pan and heat over medium high heat. Working in batches, add a little less than a cup of batter to the frying pan for each fritter. Cook until golden brown on the bottom, about 45 seconds. Flip over and cook until golden brown on the other side.
  4. Place a few layers of paper towel on a baking sheet or plate. Once fritters are done, transfer to the lined baking sheet or dish and let the paper towel soak up extra oil.
  5. Garnish with more lemon juice and a dollop of Greek yogurt before serving.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.89
Ingredient
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
2 eggs
½ cups flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 lemon (juice)
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
½ cups parsley
1 teaspoon pepper
some plain greek yogurt
16 ounces trimmed zucchini
Price
$0.08
$0.48
$0.08
$0.09
$0.20
$0.67
$0.11
$0.11
$1.19
$0.06
$4.29
$1.30
$8.66

Tips

Health Tips

  • Depending on the recipe, you might be able to substitute almond meal or flaxseed for the breadcrumbs to reduce the carbohydrate content and up the nutrition. For example, almond meal works well for breading, while ground flaxseed can help with binding.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a brand of gluten-free breadcrumbs.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
472 Calories
30g Protein
23g Total Fat
36g Carbs
34% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
472
24%

Fat
23g
37%

  Saturated Fat
4g
27%

Carbohydrates
36g
12%

  Sugar
11g
13%

Cholesterol
120mg
40%

Sodium
209mg
9%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
30g
60%

Vitamin K
183µg
175%

Vitamin B2
0.98mg
58%

Selenium
38µg
55%

Vitamin C
44mg
54%

Phosphorus
445mg
45%

Folate
127µg
32%

Calcium
317mg
32%

Manganese
0.62mg
31%

Vitamin B12
1µg
30%

Vitamin A
1328IU
27%

Vitamin B1
0.37mg
25%

Potassium
848mg
24%

Vitamin B6
0.48mg
24%

Vitamin E
3mg
22%

Iron
3mg
19%

Magnesium
69mg
17%

Vitamin B5
1mg
16%

Zinc
2mg
16%

Vitamin B3
2mg
15%

Fiber
3g
12%

Copper
0.22mg
11%

Vitamin D
0.6µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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