Zucchini Fritters

I love zucchini, and by the end of summer, fresh zucchini from the garden or farmer’s market is in abundance! Zucchini fritters are a great way to go, with just a few ingredients and not a lot of prep work. Plus, they are kid-friendly!


1.5 lbs Zucchini (grated)
1/4 cup Flour
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Egg
Salt & pepper to taste
Olive oil
Optional: Garlic, scallions, or onion (approx 1-2 tablespoons or to taste)

Optional toppings/dip: e.g. sour cream


Start by washing and grating your zucchini.

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Sprinkle with approximately 1 teaspoon of salt, and toss.  I prefer a fine salt to allow for a good coating.

Allow to sit and drain – the longer the better.  I let mine sit for about an hour and I pressed very firmly to press out as much fluid as possible.  Ideally, you want to remove liquid as possible. You could even squeeze or press out liquid as well, with something like a cheesecloth.

Draining the zucchini is key to good fritters!!

Next, you will want to mix the zucchini with the Parmesan cheese, egg, flour, garlic, and salt and pepper. 

Once you have thoroughly mixed the ingredients, scoop the mix by spoonfuls and form into small patties.

Heat your oil in a pan, then brown the fritters on each side until golden. 

I press down on each fritter as I place them in the pan to flatten them out to the desired thickness and so that they cook evenly.

Serve while hot. 

These are amazing with some sour cream and some fresh chives sprinkled on top (for both garnish and flavor). Our chives come up in the garden every year, and it is nice to use fresh chives to garnish our dishes.

 Inspired by a post over at Damn Delicious!

What do you think?

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  • Amber Myers
    November 5, 2020

    I will have to give these a try. It looks delicious. I haven’t had zucchini in ages.

  • Sarah Bailey
    November 5, 2020

    I have admit I’ve not tried zucchini fritters before, but it is something I would love to give a try as they always seem to sound delicious.

  • GiGi Eats
    November 5, 2020

    Oh, these look quite terrific!! I definitely need to make zucchini fritters in the future!

  • Tammy
    November 6, 2020

    Oh I love these. Had some at a restaurant the other day. Glad I know can use your recipe

  • Melissa
    November 6, 2020

    I love to make homemade Zucchini fritters in the summer. They are so good!

  • Nikki Wayne
    November 6, 2020

    This sounds so great and easy to make, can’t wait to try these fritters.

  • Catalina
    November 6, 2020

    Thanks for this yummy idea! I am sure these zucchini fritters will be our new favorite!

  • Jen
    November 6, 2020

    These sound delicious! Amazing what you can do with zucchini (and vegetables in general)

  • Heather
    November 6, 2020

    These looks delicious! Love garden zucchini. I will be making these soon.

  • Aaris Grant
    November 6, 2020

    This is so good! I always struggle with ideas on how to prepare my zuchinni besides zuchinni pasta noodles or chopped and roasted with butter and garlic. I’ll have to give fritters a try!

  • Kathy
    November 6, 2020

    These sure look amazing. I’m going to have to try them out soon. I’ve seen them before and always wanted to make them.

  • Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    November 7, 2020

    These Zucchini Fritters are heaven! Definitely worth the try. My taste buds are asking for more

  • Bri
    December 19, 2020

    I love zucchini! I will be doing this very soon! Thanks!

  • Chiell Ann Ordonez
    December 19, 2020

    Ooh yes! I’ve been looking for a good zucchini recipe to try for my family! Thanks for this yummy delight =D

  • Natalie
    July 28, 2021

    Oh yum! This is so delicious. I must make it for my son. He loves veggie fritters. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  • Jill
    July 28, 2021

    I really love these! So quick and simple and great use for zucchini. oh and really delicious too!

  • Kristina
    July 28, 2021

    My little ones love zucchini fritters..the only change I had to make was using a vegan cheese in place of the parm, for my little one who needs dairy-free. Delicious!

  • My whole family loved these fritters! What a great way to use up all the zucchini in my garden!

  • Toni
    July 29, 2021

    Everyone at my house loved this recipe! So good! Thanks!