Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Zucchini Fritters are a delightful and versatile dish that can serve as an appetizer, side, or even a light main course. These fritters are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, with a savory flavor enhanced by garlic and Parmesan cheese. They’re a great way to use up zucchini and can be enjoyed on their own or with a dip.


  • 1.5 lbs (about 3 cups) of zucchini, grated
  • 1 tsp salt (for draining zucchini)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (for frying)


  1. Drain Zucchini: Place the grated zucchini in a colander over the sink. Add 1 tsp of salt and mix thoroughly. Let the zucchini sit for 10-15 minutes to draw out the moisture. After it sits, squeeze out as much water as possible using your hands or a clean cloth. This step is crucial to avoid soggy fritters.
  2. Prepare Fritter Mixture: In a large bowl, combine the drained zucchini, all-purpose flour, grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, and one large egg. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Mix everything together until well combined.
  3. Heat the Oil: Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. The oil should be hot enough that a small amount of the batter sizzles upon contact.
  4. Cook the Fritters: For each fritter, drop a heaping tablespoon of the zucchini mixture into the skillet. Flatten the mounds slightly with the back of your spoon to form patties. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden and crispy.
  5. Serve: Remove the fritters from the skillet and drain them on paper towels to remove any excess oil. Serve hot, optionally with a side of sour cream or your favorite dipping sauce.


Zucchini Fritters are a delicious way to enjoy zucchini. They are quick and easy to make, requiring just a few simple ingredients. Whether served as a snack, appetizer, or side dish, these fritters are sure to be a hit. Enjoy the crispy texture and flavorful taste of these homemade zucchini fritters at your next meal!