Turkish Zucchini Fritters

Turkish Zucchini Fritters
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
 

Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp. oil + more for frying
  • 2 baby leeks, washed carefully & coarsely chopped (white & green parts)
  • 2 medium or 1 large zucchini (about 1 lb), finely chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • Black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh herbs like parsley, mint, oregano &/or dill
  • 7 oz. feta cheese, mashed with a fork

Instructions
  1. Heat 3 Tbps. oil over medium heat & sauté baby leeks until soft.
  2. Add zucchini & sauté, stirring, until soft & remove from heat.
  3. In a bowl, beat eggs with flour until well blended.
  4. Mix in black pepper, chopped herbs, & mashed feta.
  5. Fold in zucchini mixture.
  6. Heat a thin film of oil in a non-stick or well-seasoned cast iron skillet & fry about 2 Tbsp. of zucchini mixture, a few fritters at a time, turning each over once & cooking until lightly browned.
  7. Drain on paper towels & serve.

 

Bok Choy & Chard Stirfry

Bok Choy & Chard Stirfry
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Recipe type: Stirfry
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
 

Ingredients
  • 3 scallions, whites chopped & greens separated & sliced
  • 1 green garlic, whole thing minced
  • 1” piece fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 bok choy, stems ½# sliced, greens separated & coarsely
  • chopped
  • 1 bu. chard, stems ½# sliced, greens separated & coarsely
  • chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 Tbsp. each tamari & rice wine/vinegar or white wine
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. Chinese 5 spice powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil (optional)
  • ¼ c. cashews
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped

Instructions
  1. Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium/high heat.
  2. Add scallions, green garlic, & ginger & stir until fragrant (1 minute).
  3. Add bok choy & chard stems & stir until starting to brown (2-3minutes).
  4. Add tamari, rice wine or vinegar, sugar, 5 spice, & toasted sesame oil.
  5. Stir another minute.
  6. Add bok choy & chard greens & stir until wilted.
  7. Serve with rice or noodles & top with cashews & cilantro.