i received free samples of breton gluten free original with flax and breton gluten free herb and garlic from dare foods incorporated mentioned in this post. by posting this recipe i am entering a recipe contest sponsored by dare foods incorporated and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. i was not compensated for my time.
i am not new to this gluten-free thing. it has been over 7 years for me.

needless to say i’ve tried a LOT of gluten-free products over those years. it has been mind-blowing to observe the incredible changes in the quality and the sheer number of products available. it remains true that all gluten-free products are not created equal. i suppose like anything else there are some brands that are just better than others.

that is one of the main conversations i have with a gluten-free newbie… what are the good products?

many of the big brands are smart enough to jump into the gluten-free market. i appreciate their efforts (especially if their gluten-free products are really good quality) because those newbies can at least recognize names, labels, and packaging. it doesn’t feel quite so totally overwhelming.

one of those is breton gluten-free crackers. they have made some delicious crackers with a great texture.

the recipe redux gals have challenged us to use those crackers in a gluten-free recipe. we were offered both their gluten-free original crackers with flax and gluten-free herb and garlic crackers. both flavors are ideal for an after-school snack, setting out with a cheese tray, or an addition to a simple lunch. but once ground, they work great as a breadcrumb or flour substitute, too!

i’ve used the herb and garlic crackers in these fritters. the flavor adds a nice kick and works perfectly with the asian twist i was going for.

stay tuned for a few more ideas…

Zucchini Fritters with Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce
Serves: 8 fritters.
Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (gluten-free) soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet red chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Zucchini Fritters:
  • 1½ pounds zucchini, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup finely ground Breton Gluten Free Herb and Garlic crackers (about 8 crackers)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup high-temp organic canola oil
To make Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
To make Zucchini Fritters:
  1. Combine grated zucchini and ½ teaspoon salt in a colander. Place colander in sink and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Squeeze zucchini within paper towels or a clean kitchen towel until free of ALL excess water. Then squeeze some more. (the key is very dry zucchini.)
  2. Combine zucchini with egg, green onion, garlic, ground crackers, cornstarch, pepper, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt.
  3. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. In a few batches, add ¼ cupfuls of zucchini mixture, pressing on batter to flatten to an even thickness. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Drain fritters on a plate lined with paper towels or on a wire rack. Serve with Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce.

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