Crispy Zucchini Fritters with Mozzarella and Dill

Discover the delightful flavors and textures of these zucchini fritters, a simple and economical dish that promises a taste better than meat! Perfect for any meal, these fritters are made with everyday ingredients and offer a crunchy exterior with a soft, cheesy, herb-infused interior.


  • 2 zucchini, grated
  • 100 grams breadcrumbs
  • 60 grams flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 grams mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 40 grams sour cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • A bunch of dill, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, sliced (optional, for serving)
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for frying


  1. Prepare the Zucchini:
    • Grate the zucchini into a colander and sprinkle with a little salt. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes to draw out moisture. Squeeze the grated zucchini with your hands or press it with the back of a spoon to remove excess water. This step is crucial to prevent soggy fritters.
  2. Mix the Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, combine the drained zucchini, breadcrumbs, flour, eggs, grated mozzarella cheese, sour cream, minced garlic, and finely chopped dill. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Stir the mixture until well combined.
  3. Heat the Oil:
    • Heat a generous amount of olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. The oil should cover the bottom of the pan and be hot enough so that a small drop of batter sizzles when added.
  4. Form and Fry the Fritters:
    • For each fritter, scoop about a tablespoon of the zucchini mixture and drop it into the hot oil. Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon. Fry the fritters in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan, which can lower the oil temperature and cause the fritters to become greasy.
    • Fry each side for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Adjust the heat as necessary to prevent burning.
  5. Serve:
    • Drain the fritters on paper towels to remove excess oil. Serve hot with slices of cucumber on the side for a refreshing contrast.


These Zucchini Fritters with Mozzarella and Dill are not only easy to prepare but also incredibly delicious and satisfying. The combination of creamy mozzarella, aromatic dill, and the natural sweetness of zucchini creates a delightful flavor profile that truly competes with meat-based dishes. Whether served as a main course, appetizer, or side dish, these fritters are sure to impress with their simplicity and taste. Enjoy this cost-effective and tasty meal that’s perfect for any occasion!