Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Zucchini Fritters Recipe


2 lb zucchini, about 2 large or 5 medium
1 1/2 tsp fine sea salt, divided
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup chopped green onions
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
olive oil for sautéing
sour cream, to serve


  1. Wash zucchini and trim off ends. Grate on the large holes of a box grater or use the grater attachment for the food processor. Place zucchini in a large mixing bowl, stir in 1 tsp salt, and set aside for 10 minutes.

  2. After 10 minutes, squeeze handfuls of zucchini tightly over the sink to remove extra water. It helps to wring it out in a cheesecloth if you have one. It is impressive how much water comes out! You should end up with 3 1/2 to 4 cups of squeezed dry zucchini. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.

  3. Add 1/2 cups chopped green onion and 2 lightly beaten eggs.

  4. In a small bowl, stir together 3/4 cup flour with 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper, or season to taste. Add flour mixture into zucchini mixture and stir until well combined.

  5. Place a large heavy-bottomed cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat* and add 2 Tbsp olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the zucchini mixture a heaping tablespoon at a time** and flatten out the tops slightly to make them pancake-shaped. Sauté for 3-5 minutes per side or until golden brown. If they brown too quickly, reduce the heat. Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream.

    Recipe Notes

    *Cooking the fritters in 2 separate skillets will cut the cooking time in half.
    **Use a trigger-release ice cream scoop to easily scoop the mixture and create equal-sized fritters.

    Nutrition Facts

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 107Calories from Fat 18
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 2g3%
    Saturated Fat 1g6%
    Trans Fat 0.01g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Cholesterol 55mg18%
    Sodium 617mg27%
    Potassium 524mg15%
    Carbohydrates 18g6%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 4g4%
    Protein 5g10%
    Vitamin A 466IU9%
    Vitamin C 29mg35%
    Calcium 71mg7%
    Iron 2mg11
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