Zucchini Fritters on a white plate.
Breakfast,  Recipes,  Side Dish

Easy Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Zucchini Fritters are an easy breakfast option, appetizers or even as a side dish that is crispy around the edges and soft on the inside. It is another great way to eat your vegetables, without the children noticing.

To be honest, I was never a zucchini fan, until I tasted a slice of Zucchini Bread. There was no detection of zucchini in the quick bread. It tasted just like a classic Banana Bread. So I continue to explore the world of zucchini recipes.

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I came across Zucchini Fritters recipe and there was no disappointment one bit. The very first time I made some, my children was trying to guess what it was. The moment I told them what it was, they had a puzzled look on their faces. Hahaha, surprise!!! They loved it but just couldn’t believe zucchini was it them.

Hey, whenever the kids loves a meal, then it’s an awesome feeling because there wont be no leftovers at the kitchen table and most importantly breakfast wont be 2 hours long.

How to avoid Zucchini Fritters from becoming soggy?

To avoid your Zucchini Fritters from becoming soggy when you are frying them, is to make sure the liquid is completely drained from it after it is grated. If you just add the grated zucchini to the mixture, then it will become soggy.

However, adding salt to the grated zucchini and allowing it to sit for at least 10 minutes, it helps to draw the liquid out of them.

Remove as much liquid by squeezing it with your clean hands over a sieve or through a clean kitchen towel or cheese cloth.

Zucchini Fritters Recipe.

Can I make these Zucchini Fritters ahead of time?

While these Fritters are best served warm, they can be made ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for about a week in an airtight container, until you are ready to serve them.

Up close of half of a zucchini fritter.

Can I freeze these Zucchini Fritters?

Yes you can freeze these Zucchini Fritters. Once they are completely cool, place each fritters on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze them first.

Then place the frozen zucchini fritters in a freezer friendly ziploc bag and place in the freezer for about 1 to 2 months.

Thaw them in the refrigerator. Then place on a baking sheet and reheat in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes or until they are fully heated.

How to make Zucchini Fritters?

Firstly, grate the zucchinis with a box grater. Sprinkle the salt over it and mix together. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Then squeeze the liquid from it.

Squeezing the liquid out of the grated zucchinis.

Secondly, sieve and whisk together the all purpose, pinch of salt and baking powder. Add the thyme, italian seasoning, scallion (green onions), garlic, black pepper, parmesan cheese, drained zucchinis and lightly beaten eggs. Mix together until fully combine.

All the ingredients except for the grated Zucchinis.
Sieving the dry ingredients.
Adding the other ingredients to the dry ingredients.
The Zucchini Fritters mixture.

Thirdly, add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add spoonful of the zucchini mixture. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes and then flip on the other side and cook for about the same time.

Frying the Zucchini Fritters.

Finally, remove from the heat and place on a lined plate with paper towel. Enjoy.

Zucchini Fritters on a plate lined with paper towel after frying.

Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Zucchini (approximately 2 zucchinis), grated
  • 1 Teaspoon + a pinch of Salt
  • 2/3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Teaspoon fresh Thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Scallion (Green Onion), finely sliced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 4 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. By using a box grater, grate the Zucchini and put it in a bowl. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt over the grated Zucchini and gently toss to combine. Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  2. With a sieve and your clean hand or a clean kitchen towel, drain as much liquid from the Zucchini. Place the drained Zucchini in a small bowl and set it aside for later
  3. Sieve the all purpose flour, baking powder and the pinch of salt in a large bowl and whisk together. Then add italian seasoning, black pepper, thyme, scallion, garlic, parmesan cheese, drained Zucchini and lightly beaten egg and mix together, until well combined.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once the olive oil is hot, add spoonful of mixture to the skillet. Do not over crowd the skillet. Use a spatula or the back of a large spoon to slightly flatten the top to make it look like a pancake.
  5. Allow to cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Flip on the other side to cook for about the same minutes as before.
  6. Remove from the heat and place on a plate lined with paper towel.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy.
Zucchini Fritters on a white plate.

Notes:

  • Adding salt to the grated zucchinis will pull out all the moisture from it.
  • Squeeze all the liquid out of the grated zucchinis (as much as possible) to avoid the fritters becoming soggy.
  • Do not overcrowd the skillet when frying them.

Additional Zucchini Recipes

Please let me know what you think about these Zucchini Fritters in the comment section below.

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Blessings and Love, as you carry on, on your YouNique Journey!

Zucchini Fritters on a white plate.

Zucchini Fritters

Yield: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Zucchini Fritters are an easy breakfast option, appetizers or even as a side dish that is crispy around the edges and soft on the inside.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Zucchini (approximately 2 zucchinis), grated
  • 1 Teaspoon + a pinch of Salt
  • 2/3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Teaspoon fresh Thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Scallion (Green Onion), finely sliced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 4 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. By using a box grater, grate the Zucchini and put it in a bowl. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt over the grated Zucchini and gently toss to combine. Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  2. With a sieve and your clean hand or a clean kitchen towel, drain as much liquid from the Zucchini. Place the drained Zucchini in a small bowl and set it aside for later
  3. Sieve the all purpose flour, baking powder and the pinch of salt in a large bowl and whisk together. Then add italian seasoning, black pepper, thyme, scallion, garlic, parmesan cheese, drained Zucchini and lightly beaten egg and mix together, until well combined.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once the olive oil is hot, add spoonful of mixture to the skillet. Do not over crowd the skillet. Use a spatula or the back of a large spoon to slightly flatten the top to make it look like a pancake.
  5. Allow to cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Flip on the other side to cook for about the same minutes as before.
  6. Remove from the heat and place on a plate lined with paper towel.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy.

Notes

  • Adding salt to the grated zucchinis will pull out all the moisture from it.
  • Squeeze all the liquid out of the grated zucchinis (as much as possible) to avoid the fritters becoming soggy.
  • Do not overcrowd the skillet when frying them.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

The nutritional information that is provided, is computer generated and therefore it is an estimate. Please do your own research with the ingredients that are listed here, if you have any concern about any specific diet or your health.

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