Zucchini-Potato Latkes with Tzatziki

Zucchini-Potato Latkes with Tzatziki

Zucchini-Potato Latkes with Tzatziki

This recipe, Zucchini-Potato Latkes with Tzatziki.  Tzatziki, a flavorful Greek sauce laced with cucumber, is a tangy accompaniment for these high-fiber latkes.  Make it a meal:  Enjoy with fresh tomatoes and a few Kalamata olives or put patties and tzatziki (yogurt sauce) in a pita pockets for lunch on the go.


Zucchini-Potato Latkes with Tzatziki Recipe


Zucchini-Potato Latkes with Tzatziki

1 lb. zucchini, shredded

2 cups shredded cooked potato (see note)

2 medium shallots, minced, divided

1 egg, beaten

2 cups fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs (see Tip)

½ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

2 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill, divided

½ tsp. salt, divided

½ tsp. freshly ground pepper, divided

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 cup low-fat plain yogurt

½ medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and shredded

1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar


Preheat oven to 450 F.  Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Toss zucchini, potato, 3 tablespoon shallot and egg in a large bowl.  Add breadcrumbs, feta, 1 tablespoon dill, 1/4 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper; toss to combine.  From the mixture into 12 patties.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add 6 patties, cover and cook until crispy and browned one side, 2 to 5 minutes.  Carefully transfer the latkes to the prepared pan, browned-side down.  Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and patties.

Transfer the latkes to the oven and bake until firm and heated through, 10 to 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare tzatziki:  Combine yogurt, cucumber, vinegar, the remaining minced shallot, 1 tablespoon dill and 14 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl.  Serve the latkes with the tzatziki on the side.

Note:  Shredded cooked potatoes can be found in the refrigerated produce section or dairy section of most supermarkets.

Tip:  To make fresh breadcrumbs:  Trim crusts from firm sandwich bread.  Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor into coarse crumbs.  One slice makes 1/3 cup crumbs.


(Recipe for Zucchini-Potato Latkes with Tzatziki, Diabetic Connect, 2015)


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