Deplete all of your CSA veggies with easy-to-make fritters. These zucchini kohlrabi carrot fritters with herb yogurt sauce make for a fast and scrumptious weeknight dinner.
Veggie fritters are my new saving grace. Since we began getting our weekly CSA packing containers this summer season, I’ve needed to step up my meal planning sport. By planning out our dinners for the week prematurely, I be sure that no CSA veg will get left behind. In any other case, it’s meals waste metropolis up in right here and we are able to’t have that.
The final two weekends in a row, we’ve had household and pals visiting and staying with us, which meant consuming out gained over cooking at dwelling. That left me with a TON of veggies to make use of in only a few days till our subsequent CSA choose up. The answer?
Fritters to the rescue, my pals. You may grate up nearly any veggie mixture, combine it with some spices, egg, and flour and fry these infants up like there’s no tomorrow. Straightforward peasy.
This week I had an abundance of zucchini, kohlrabi, carrots, and spring onion in order that they ALL went into the fritter batter.
I nearly forgot a very powerful purpose that I like fritters – it transforms the veggies. Full disclosure, I’m not the largest zucchini fan. I do know, veggie blasphemy. However I’ve found that if I grate zucchini and throw it into fritters or tacos or sauce, I completely dig it. Downside solved. If there’s a veggie that you simply’re not over the moon for, strive grating it right into a fritter and see what you suppose!
By no means heard of kohlrabi? It appears to be like and tastes like a turnip but it surely’s somewhat sweeter and milder in taste. Kohlrabi hails from the brassica household, which is understood for its chronic-disease combating antioxidants. It’s a superb supply of vitamin Okay and vitamin C (accommodates extra vitamin C than orange juice!) and a very good supply of fiber. There’s tons you are able to do within the kitchen with kohlrabi:
- thinly slice and eat uncooked with a yogurt dip
- shred right into a slaw or salad
- roast it within the oven
- sauté it (you’ll be able to sauté the leaves too!)
- puree right into a soup
- shred it into fritters!
I like the crispy exterior of those fritters – it makes for a severely satisfying meal. And paired with a brilliant lemony herb yogurt dressing, it’s legit.
For the Fritters:
- 1 medium-large zucchini, grated
- 1 spring onion, minced
- 3 small carrots, peeled and grated
- 2 small kohlrabi, leaves eliminated, peeled and grated
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 3 tbsp olive oil
For the Yogurt Sauce:
- 1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 tbsp lemon zest
- 1/2 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1/8 tsp salt
For the Fritters:
- Mix zucchini, carrots, kohlrabi, and spring onion in a cheese fabric* and wring out any extra water. Switch to a medium mixing bowl.
- Add egg, flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper and blend to coat evenly.
- Add olive oil to forged iron skillet (or a daily frying pan is OK) over medium-high warmth. As soon as oil is sizzling sufficient, drop 1/4 cup of fritter batter into the pan and flatten out with a spatula. Relying on the scale of your skillet, cook dinner a number of fritters at a time, leaving house in-between. Cook dinner for a 3-5 minutes on both sides, or till golden-brown and crispy.
- Switch cooked fritters to a paper towel to soak up some oil. Serve with yogurt sauce.
For the Yogurt Sauce:
- Combine yogurt, lemon zest, parsley, avocado oil, and salt till mixed. Serve alongside fritters.
*In the event you don’t have a cheese fabric, add veggies to a strainer and sprinkle with salt and let sit for 10 minutes after which wring out extra liquid with arms.
**To save lots of time, shred greens in a meals processor as an alternative of hand grating them.
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