Mexican Zucchini Fritters

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A delicious way to get more veggies! 

gluten-free-icon.gif Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 medium yellow squash, grated
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 medium potato, grated
  • ½ cup corn
  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese made with 2% milk
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour (use gluten free flour blend for GF version)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ Tablespoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Place grated vegetables in a strainer and squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible.
  2. Place vegetables in medium bowl, add corn and cheese and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, eggs and seasonings. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add flour/egg mixture to vegetable mixture and mix well.
  5. In a large skillet on medium-high heat, add 1 Tablespoon oil. Once oil is hot, place 1/3 cup fritter mixture in skillet. Repeat 3 times, spacing fritter mixture evenly apart in the skillet. Using a spatula, press to flatten. Cook on both sides for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat to cook 4 more fritters.
  6. Top with light sour cream if desired.

Nutrition Information
Per 1 fritter
Calories: 125
Total Fat: 6 g
    Saturated Fat: 2 g
Sodium: 145 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 12 g
    Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 6 g