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Zucchini-Potato Latkes with Tzatziki
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Tzatziki, a flavorful Greek yogurt sauce laced with cucumber, is a tangy accompaniment for these high-fiber latkes. Make it a Meal: Enjoy with sliced fresh tomatoes and a few kalamata olives or put patties and tzatziki (yogurt sauce) in pita pockets for lunch on the go.”
1 pound zucchini,shredded
2 cups shredded cooked potato, (see Note)
2 medium shallots, minced, divided
1 egg, beaten
2 cups fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs, (see Tip)
½ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, divided
½ teaspoon salt, divided
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
½ medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and shredded
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
1Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
2Toss zucchini, potato, 3 tablespoons shallot and egg in a large bowl. Add breadcrumbs, feta, 1 tablespoon dill, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper; toss to combine. Form the mixture into 12 patties.
3Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 6 patties, cover and cook until crispy and browned on one side, 2 to 5 minutes. Carefully transfer the latkes to the prepared pan, browned-side down. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and patties.
4Transfer the latkes to the oven and bake until firm and heated through, 10 to 12 minutes.
5Meanwhile, prepare tzatziki: Combine yogurt, cucumber, vinegar, the remaining minced shallot, 1 tablespoon dill and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl. Serve the latkes with the tzatziki on the side.
Note: Shredded cooked potatoes can be found in the refrigerated produce section or dairy section of most supermarkets.
Tip: To make fresh breadcrumbs: Trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor into coarse crumbs. One slice makes about ⅓ cup crumbs.
Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.