Zucchini and Sumac Fritters With Tomato and Mint Salsa

35 mins (prep 25, cooking 10)
10 ingredients
4 servings
These fritters could be served as appetizers, as a side dish or as one of several vegetarian dishes. It's the closest recipe I've found for some delicious zucchini fritters I ate and loved some years ago, though I'm pretty sure that they didn't have sumac in them, and sumac adds a lot of flavour. When I inquired after the recipe at the time, the Greek woman who'd made them she named the key ingredients but was very dismissive of them. I felt as if to her it was if I'd asked how to make something as simple as say a basic bread and butter sandwich with a slice of cheese in it! This recipe is from the Australian Women's Weekly's 'fresh food fast: delicious no fuss healthy recipes'. Australian brown onions are what Americans call yellow onions. Sumac, if you've not used it is defined (in the same recipe book) as "a purple-red astringent spice ground from berries that grow on shrubs that flourish wild around the Mediterranean; has a tart, lemony flavour. Found in Middle-Eastern food stores. Substitute: 1/8 teaspoon five-spice plus 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper plus 1/8 teaspoon all spice equals 3/4 teaspoon sumac". I've found that I can purchase it readily from more upmarket supermarkets and European delicatessens.

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Serving Size (129.68 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 385.48 Calories from Fat 103.95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.55g 71.05%
Saturated Fat 1.98g 39.5%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 1.48mg 1.97%
Sodium 556.61mg 92.77%
Total Carbohydrate 56.52g 75.36%
Dietary Fiber 4.36 g 69.82%
Sugars 6.37 g %
Protein 13.39g 107.09%
Vitamin A 635.53IU% Vitamin C 2.2mg%
Calcium 197.81mg% Iron 5.4mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium zucchini, fresh oregano, medium tomatoes