Monday, August 31, 2015

Zucchini-Pepper Fritters

Mention the word "fritters" to my hubby and watch his face light up! Island fritters are light, airy, fried bites of goodness, often made with salt fish, cassava or even plantains. They are a popular appetizer at parties, and a great shareable snack. My version have a blend of zucchini, yellow bell pepper, onion, garlic and So Delicious Dairy Free Unsweetened Almond Plus Milk, and are fried to golden perfection. The almond milk gives them the perfect light texture and soft inside. Served warm with marinara sauce, these fritters make a delicious, dairy-free snack!


1 large zucchini, peeled
1 small yellow bell pepper, seeded
1 small white onion
2 cloves garlic
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup So Delicious Dairy Free Unsweetened Almond Plus Milk
4 cups oil for frying, such as grapeseed, vegetable or canola
2 cups jarred marinara sauce

Chop zucchini, bell pepper and onion into large pieces. Place in a food processor or blender, and add garlic cloves. Pulse/chop until all vegetables are finely minced. Scrape into a large mixing bowl.
Add flour, salt and baking powder. Pour in almond milk, and stir well to form a batter.
In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Prepare a paper towel-lined plate.
Carefully drop heaping tablespoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Fry until deep golden brown on all sides, about 4 -5 minutes, turning if necessary.
Remove fritters with a slotted spoon and place on paper-towel lined plate. Fry in batches until all batter is used.
Place marinara sauce in a small pot. Warm over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Serve fritters warm with marinara sauce. Makes 2 dozen fritters.


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