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Zucchini Puffs
Recipe type: Appetizers
Serves: 6
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Cup Cheddar cheese; grated
  • 3 medium zucchini; grated, drained in a collander
  • 2 garlic cloves; crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons onion; finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley; minced
  • oil for frying
  1. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg, olive oil, 1/2 Cup of the milk, salt and pepper. Beat to a smooth paste and gradually add sifted flour mixture (consistency will be very stiff). Add grated cheese and remaining milk to make a smooth but stiff batter.
  3. Blend in grated zucchini, garlic, onion, and parsley.
  4. Heat the cooking oil to the deep-fry stage and drop in the batter by spoonfuls. Fry until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  5. Keep warm until all are cooked. Lightly salt to taste and serve immediately.

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