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Deep Fried Zucchini Balls

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Deep Fried Zucchini Balls
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Nutritional values

Zucchini contain the vital mineral potassium. It is involved in many processes in every cell of the body and regulates, among other things, cell growth, the acid-base balance and maintains blood pressure. It also has a gentle draining effect by flushing excess fluid accumulations from the body.

In rare cases the zucchini can taste bitter - then it should definitely not be eaten! Because this indicates the presence of the poisonous bitter substances cucurbitacine. Although these have been bred away, they can be found, for example, in courgettes from your own garden.

Formed as small balls, the zucchini fritters are perfect as sauce garnish. For an even spicier taste, you can use a stricter cheese such as mountain cheese instead of Emmental.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calories420 kcal(20 %)


2 zucchini (About 400 grams)
1 large onion
5 slices white bread
50 grams Emmentaler cheese
fresh mint
2 eggs (separated)
freshly ground pepper
Frying oil (for frying)
4 tomatoes
Pepperoncini (for garnish)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps


Rinse zucchini, trim and finely grate, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and let rest for 10 minutes. Peel onion and chop finely. Coarsely cut white bread and pulverized in a food processor. Grate cheese. Drain zucchini in a colander, then squeeze juice from zucchini with a dish towel.


Rinse mint (set some aside for garnish), shake dry and chop finely. Mix zucchini in a bowl with white bread, cheese, mint and egg yolks and season with salt and pepper. Beat egg whites in a bowl until stiff and fold into zucchini mixture. Heat oil in a frying pan. Create balls from zucchini mixture with two spoons and fry in portions in the pan until brown. Rinse tomatoes, trim, chop and season with salt and pepper. Serve zucchini balls on a plate with chopped tomatoes and garnished with pepperoncini and mint.