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Appetizers for All: Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Zucchini Fritters

By on December 17, 2013
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Vegetarian guests arriving soon? Serve these fritters as part of an antipasti spread. They are great on their own or, if you like to gild the lily, even better with a bowl of tzatziki alongside. • Preheat oven to 200°F (100°C)

4 cups shredded zucchini (about 3 medium)    
1 tsp coarse salt    
4 oz feta, crumbled
6 green onions, 
white part with a 
bit of green, minced
1⁄2 cup finely chopped fresh dill fronds    
2 cloves garlic, minced    
2 eggs, beaten    
1⁄2 cup sorghum flour    
1 tbsp cornstarch    
1⁄2 tsp gluten-free baking powder    
1⁄4 cup vegetable oil (approx.)

    In a colander, placed over a sink, combine zucchini and salt. Toss well and set aside for 15 minutes. Squeeze out as much water as possible. Spread on a clean tea towel and press to soak up as much liquid as possible, using a second tea towel, if necessary. (Zucchini must be as dry as possible; otherwise your fritters will be mushy.)
    In a bowl, combine feta, green onions, dill and garlic. Add zucchini and eggs and mix well. Sprinkle sorghum flour, cornstarch and baking powder evenly over mixture and toss well.
    In a large heavy skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Scoop out about 1 heaping tbsp of mixture at a time and drop into hot oil. Repeat until pan is full, leaving about 2 inches between fritters. Cook, turning once, until nicely golden, about 5 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towel–lined platter and keep warm in preheated oven while you complete the frying. Serve warm. Makes about 2 dozen.

Excerpted from "The Complete Gluten-Free Whole Grains Cookbook" by Judith Finlayson 
©2013 www.robertrose.ca. Reprinted with publisher permission.

For more gluten-free appetizing ideas try:
Smoked Salmon Grits


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