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
Salt & pepper to taste
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.
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!
Amber MyersNovember 5, 2020
I will have to give these a try. It looks delicious. I haven’t had zucchini in ages.
Sarah BaileyNovember 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 EatsNovember 5, 2020
Oh, these look quite terrific!! I definitely need to make zucchini fritters in the future!
TammyNovember 6, 2020
Oh I love these. Had some at a restaurant the other day. Glad I know can use your recipe
MelissaNovember 6, 2020
I love to make homemade Zucchini fritters in the summer. They are so good!
Nikki WayneNovember 6, 2020
This sounds so great and easy to make, can’t wait to try these fritters.
CatalinaNovember 6, 2020
Thanks for this yummy idea! I am sure these zucchini fritters will be our new favorite!
JenNovember 6, 2020
These sound delicious! Amazing what you can do with zucchini (and vegetables in general)
HeatherNovember 6, 2020
These looks delicious! Love garden zucchini. I will be making these soon.
Aaris GrantNovember 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!
KathyNovember 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 KitchenNovember 7, 2020
These Zucchini Fritters are heaven! Definitely worth the try. My taste buds are asking for more
BriDecember 19, 2020
I love zucchini! I will be doing this very soon! Thanks!
Chiell Ann OrdonezDecember 19, 2020
Ooh yes! I’ve been looking for a good zucchini recipe to try for my family! Thanks for this yummy delight =D
NatalieJuly 28, 2021
Oh yum! This is so delicious. I must make it for my son. He loves veggie fritters. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
JillJuly 28, 2021
I really love these! So quick and simple and great use for zucchini. oh and really delicious too!
KristinaJuly 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!
Agnieszka | Wholly TastefulJuly 29, 2021
My whole family loved these fritters! What a great way to use up all the zucchini in my garden!
ToniJuly 29, 2021
Everyone at my house loved this recipe! So good! Thanks!