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Zucchini-Feta Latkes

Zucchini-Feta Latkes

2-3 large to medium zucchini

Kosher salt

Black pepper

1 large egg, beaten

3 scallions, chopped thinly

1 cup flour

½  cup feta cheese

4 tbsp. bread crumbs

2 tbsp. fresh dill

3tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

In a medium bowl, grate the zucchinis, sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper liberally over them, and mix well. Cover bowl with plastic and let the zucchini soak for 10 minutes.

Using your hands, squeeze out excess liquid from the zucchini in a small batches and transfer to a separate mixing bowl. Once you have transferred all the zucchini, add the egg, scallions, flour, feta cheese, bread crumbs and fresh dill and mix well with a fork.

In a large frying skillet over medium-high heat, heat up the olive oil. Scoop out the zucchini cheese mixture by the heaping tablespoon and drop into the hot oil. Let zucchini latke fry on one side for 2-3 minutes and then flip over and fry again for another 2-3 minutes. Repeat in small batches and serve hot with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt a garnish.

Tip: this is a very delicate latke and will fall apart if you flip too much . Zucchini’s retain moisture so less oil is needed to fry with.

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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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