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These crispy zucchini fritters are super easy to make and are the perfect way to sneak some tasty veggies into your meal! 

Zucchini Cakes with Goat Cheese Mousse

  • Author: Kathryn | FoodieGirlChicago
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
  • Category: Veggies & Sides

Description

These crispy zucchini fritters are super easy to make and are the perfect way to sneak some tasty veggies into your meal!


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Ingredients

For the zucchini cakes: 

  • 1 pound zucchini
  • 1/2 tsp garlic olive oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten 
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt 
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp finely diced red onion 
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest 
  • 2 tbsp Parmigiano-Reggiano

For the goat cheese mousse: 

  • 1/4 cup soft goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp soft cream cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced 
  • 1/4 tsp sambal 
  • 2 tbsp cilantro leaves, chopped 

Instructions

  1. Attach a shredding/grater blade to your food processor and grate the zucchini.  Transfer to a cutting board covered with 2 layers of paper towel; cover with another paper towel and press to remove water.  Let sit for 2-3 minutes and repeat.
  2. While the zucchini is draining, mix all the mousse ingredients in a small bowl.  Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Transfer zucchini to a medium bowl and add all remaining ingredients except for olive oil; mix well.
  4. Heat oil in a 12″ non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Use a small scoop to drop batter into skillet. Flatten with a spatula and cook for 2 minutes. Turn cakes and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan and keep warm. Repeat with any remaining batter.
  5. Place fritters onto serving dishes and top with goat cheese mousse or this Tzatziki sauce.  Serve immediately.