Remember how I mentioned I love food because it brings back memories or some feel good emotion? This is not one of those. I have no emotional connection to this recipe at all. This was a way to get my sweet and precocious 5 year old to eat zucchini without making a face or gagging noise. Plus I was kind of tired of grilled squash too. This recipe was perfect. Only problem was I could not stop eating them. Even Maggie ate more than one which makes this a family success.
2 cups grated zucchini
1/4 cup feta (more or less depending on your love of feta)
2 cloves garlic
Couple green onions chopped up
Fresh thyme and rosemary minced. (with fresh herbs it can be overwhelming if you use too much so just a little goes a long ways)
1 egg whisked
salt and pepper
Flour (you can use whole wheat, almond or whatever type of flour you tend to cook with)
After grating the zucchini place it between paper towels and try to get all of the moisture out. Or as much as possible. This will help with forming the balls.
Mix the zucchini, feta, garlic, onions, egg, herbs and salt and pepper together in a bowl.
Next add breadcrumbs and some flour. Start with about 1/4 cup each and keep adding until you can form balls that stay together.
Roll balls in flour to lightly dust the outside of them.
Fry in some oil until outside is golden on all sides and inside is warm. This should only take a couple minutes on each side.
Place on paper towels and sprinkle with additional salt and pepper if wanted.
These can be ate alone or dipped in a tzatiki sauce. (mix greek yogurt, shredded cucumber, lemon juice, diced tomatoes, red onion and garlic together.)