Zucchini-Cheese “Falafel”

20150509_123855I was inspired by some ripe zucchini that I purchased. There is a Greek recipe for chickpea-free “falafel.” I decided to prepare it.

Zucchini-Cheese “Falafel”

  • 6 ripe zucchini
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 9 oz. grated Feta cheese
  • 8 oz. crumbled blue cheese
  • olive oil
  1. Wash and grate the zucchini in a food processor.
  2. Place the zucchini in a microwave-safe bowl, and cover with a lid or plastic wrap.
  3. Steam the zucchini in the microwave for 6 minutes.
  4. Check if it is tender.
  5. If necessary, steam for an additional minute.
  6. Set the zucchini aside.
  7. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, flour, and cheese.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  9. Mix the zucchini into the cheese “dough.”
  10. Heat some olive oil in a heavy pan over medium heat.
  11. Moisten your hands and pinch a walnut-sized piece of zucchini-cheese “dough.”
  12. Fry until the “falafel” ball is golden-brown.
  13. Transfer to a casserole dish covered with paper towels to absorb the oil.
  14. Keep the zucchini “falafel” warm in the oven until ready to eat.
  15. Serve with Tzatziki sauce.

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