Zucchini Fritters – Healthy Snack Or Appetizer

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These healthy zucchini fritters are a fun way to eat your vegetables! They are perfect for parties or as a nutritious side dish.

They are the perfect little finger food and taste delicious with some grilled chicken or even a pan-fried steak.

Pan-fried zucchini fritters with sour cream dipping sauce.

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This recipe is the perfect way to use garden zucchini or to help your family eat more veggies. They are crispy and taste like fried hotcakes, but with a salty and savory flavor.

I don’t know about you, but I love finding creative and delicious vegetable recipes! This one isn’t low-carb or Whole30, but with just a few ingredient swaps you can make it keto-friendly.

If you want to get more veggies on your family members' plates, then try out these delicious zucchini fritters.

How To Make Zucchini Fritters

These are super easy to make on the stove. You don’t need any fancy equipment, but I’ll share the tools that make this recipe a lot easier and faster.

This recipe will make about a dozen fritters. If you need to adjust the ingredients to make more or fewer fritters, the recipe card can do that! Just click the number 15 at the very bottom of the printable recipe card and type in how many fritters you want to make.

What You Need:

Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Kitchen Tools Needed:

Ingredients Needed:

Cooking Tips

All the exact steps are in the printable card a little further below. First, I have a few extra tips that I think will help you out.

Buy Frozen Zucchini Noodles

To save yourself time, buy a bag of frozen zucchini noodles or shredded zucchini. You can certainly shred fresh zucchini, but that will take a little extra time.

Get Out As Much Water As Possible

You need to squeeze as much water out of the shredded zucchini as possible. If you don’t, the fritters won’t be as crispy, they might even come out slightly soggy.

One way to get all the water out of the zucchini is to put it in a colander and just squeeze it really hard. Or, place all the zucchini in a cheesecloth and wrap it as tight as you can until the water drips out.

After the zucchini is as dry as possible, mix it with the rest of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

If you want to get more veggies on your family members' plates, then try out these delicious zucchini fritters.

Fry The Zucchini Fritters

It only takes two minutes per side for the zucchini fritters to cook. Be careful not to let them burn. Then, you can make a dipping sauce or just eat them hot. They are delicious!

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If you want to get more veggies on your family members' plates, then try out these delicious zucchini fritters.
If you want to get more veggies on your family members' plates, then try out these delicious zucchini fritters.
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Sneaking in More Veggies with Zucchini Fritters

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These healthy zucchini fritters are a fun way to eat your vegetables! They are perfect for parties or as a nutritious side dish.
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:25 mins

SERVINGS

15

Equipment

  • Colander
  • Medium-Sized Bowl
  • Non stick Pan

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchinis medium sized shredded
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs large
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  • In a colander, sprinkle your shredded zucchini with salt and let sit for 10 minutes. With clean hands, soak out as much of the water from the zucchini and place on a plate, lined with a sheet of paper towel.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together eggs, flour and parmesan cheese. Add zucchini and mix until all ingredients are well-combined.
  • Line another plate with a sheet of paper towel and over medium-heat, heat a nonstick pan with olive oil.
  • Once hot, scoop 1/4 cup of the zucchini mixture into the pan and fry for about 2 minutes. Flip over and fry for another 2 minutes and place on your lined plate.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together sour cream and garlic powder. This will be your dipping sauce for your fritters.
  • Serve the zucchini fritters hot and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1fritter | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy snack, veggie fritters, zucchini fritters
Servings: 15 fritters
Calories: 88kcal
Pan-fried zucchini fritters with sour cream dipping sauce.

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  1. My husband and I are both zucchini lovers so I’m all over these fritters. My mom made squash fritters when I was growing up and these remind me of those. They look delicious.

  2. My husband and I are both zucchini lovers so I’m all over these fritters. My mom made squash fritters when I was growing up and these remind me of those. They look delicious.

  3. I like to make different kinds of fritters and it is something the family always enjoys. Will have to make your zucchini fritters.

  4. Yum, these look so good. I don’t think I’ve ever had a zucchini fritter, but I think I’d like them. My daughter would probably eat them too since she’s not as picky.

  5. Yum, these look so good. I don’t think I’ve ever had a zucchini fritter, but I think I’d like them. My daughter would probably eat them too since she’s not as picky.

  6. There is so much zucchini around right now. I swear, my father tried to send me a sack of them every few days. These look delicious. Maybe I’ll try this for breakfast tomorrow.

  7. Mmmm…These look delicious, Lisa! My mom has an abundance of zucchini from her garden and I was trying to figure out what I can make with them. Problem solved. I’m going to try these. Thanks! 🙂 xoxo, nancy

  8. Mmmm…These look delicious, Lisa! My mom has an abundance of zucchini from her garden and I was trying to figure out what I can make with them. Problem solved. I’m going to try these. Thanks! 🙂 xoxo, nancy

  9. Okay I love zucchini but hate every recipe I have tried so this one might be the winner. And if I can get my daughter to eat them, it’s a win-win for me!!

  10. Okay I love zucchini but hate every recipe I have tried so this one might be the winner. And if I can get my daughter to eat them, it’s a win-win for me!!

  11. These look so good! I’ve never tried Zucchini before but my sisters swears by the good taste. I need to add this dish to all our plates!

  12. These look so good! I’ve never tried Zucchini before but my sisters swears by the good taste. I need to add this dish to all our plates!

  13. I’ve never tried any vegetable fritters before. This looks tasty, I am not sure if my niece would like this but I can it everything by myself. ha!

  14. I’d love to add more veggies to my diet, I think this is a fun snack or lunch and I can’t wait to copy the recipe. Love how detailed your post is about making these fritters!

  15. I’d love to add more veggies to my diet, I think this is a fun snack or lunch and I can’t wait to copy the recipe. Love how detailed your post is about making these fritters!

  16. Thanks! This is a great recipe. For the first time my fritters came out really good. I added a few green onions as well.

    1. Hey Deanna,

      I love the idea of adding green onions! I’m so happy you like these – they are our go-to snack. Sometimes, I make a lot so that it’s our main meal for lunch!

      – Lisa

  17. Thanks! This is a great recipe. For the first time my fritters came out really good. I added a few green onions as well.

    1. Hey Deanna,

      I love the idea of adding green onions! I’m so happy you like these – they are our go-to snack. Sometimes, I make a lot so that it’s our main meal for lunch!

      – Lisa

    1. Hi Lauren,

      I haven’t yet tried to freeze these, but considering they’re fried, I would recommend making them fresh. I am not sure how the consistency would be if frozen and then re-heated. If every I give it a try, I will let you know!