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Vegan zucchini fritters

You will LOVE these vegan zucchini fritters and they are so easy to make. The perfect comfort food when you just want a little bit of heaven for lunch.
Course Appetizers, Lunch
Cuisine Native American

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients Fritters:
  • 4 cups grated zucchini measured before removing the water from the zucchini
  • 1 flax egg 1 Tbsp of ground flax seed mixed with 3 Tbsp of water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup vegan parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 clove minced garlic or substitute garlic powder
  • 2 spring onion or scallion minced
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter melted
  • 2 TBSP neutral oil for frying
  • Ingredients vegan cashew sour cream:
  • makes 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups
  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked in water ideally filtered for minimum 4-6 hours (to overnight) - the longer they are soaked the easier it will be to blend them!
  • ½ cup unsweetened non dairy yoghurt substitute with plain or canned coconut cream if you cannot find non dairy yoghurt although it your sour cream will have a coconut taste if you do not have access to either just use water
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice can add more to taste
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar can add more to taste
  • 3/4 tsp teaspoon salt can add more to taste

Instructions
 

  • Instructions Fritters:
  • Grate the zucchini into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle salt over the zucchini and thoroughly mix it in.  Let zucchini sit for 10-20 minutes to allow for the salt to release the excess water from the zucchini.
  • Using your hands, squeeze the zucchini to remove the excess water. Place the squeezed zucchini into another bowl and discard the water.
  • Make your flax egg (mix your ground flax seed with water and allow to set & thicken for approximately 5 minutes).
  • Add the flour, nutritional yeast, flax egg, baking powder, vegan parmesan, pepper, garlic and chopped spring onions/scallions to the zucchini and mix together. The mixture will be crumbly & a bit sticky from the flax egg (this is ok!)
  • Pour the melted vegan butter a Tbsp at a time over the mixture and stir thoroughly until you form a thick batter.
  • Turn your burner to a medium heat.  Add 1 Tbsp of neutral oil to a frying pan and allow to heat. Once heated, use an ice cream scoop or 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop out even sized amounts of batter into the frying pan. Taking a spatula, lightly flatten the fritter. You should be able to get 3 fritters in the frying pan.
  • Cook fritters 4-5 minutes then flip and lightly press down again on fritter & cook another 4-5 minutes until brown & fritter looks thoroughly cooked inside.
  • Repeat cooking steps with your remaining fritter batter.
  • Serve with a dollop of vegan sour cream and garnish with more chopped spring onions/scallions or try adding fresh/dry parsley!
  • Instructions Sour Cream:
  • Drain cashews, rinse them, and drain again.
  • Add yoghurt, lemon juice & apple cider vinegar first to a high-powered blender.  Then add cashews & salt.  Blend 2-3 minutes on high until creamy and smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed. Taste mixture & add more salt, lemon juice, or apple vinegar to your taste preference.
  • Pour the sour cream into an airtight container & store in the fridge for 1-2 hours to allow the sour cream to thicken. It should keep about 3-5 days.

Notes

If you're unsure how salty or tangy you want the sour cream to be, start by using the recommended lemon, apple cider vinegar, and salt in recipe to start, and, after blending, taste test the mixture & adjust to taste.
Keyword vegan
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