Zucchini Fritters

You'll love these zucchini fritters, a simple, tasty, and nutritious dish that could be your next kitchen masterpiece. Imagine the vibrant green zucchini transformed into crispy, golden-brown patties. They're versatile enough to serve as a hearty snack, a light lunch, or an impressive appetizer.

Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, these fritters are an excellent way to make the most out of fresh zucchini. What's more, they're a fun, delicious way to get more veggies into your diet.

Why This Recipe Works

This zucchini fritter recipe stands out because it's straightforward, requiring just a handful of ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. It's all about the zucchini here, and the simple preparation allows its fresh, slightly sweet flavor to shine. The fritters get their crisp exterior from a light dusting of flour and a quick pan fry, creating a delightful contrast to the tender, moist zucchini inside.

Additionally, these zucchini fritters are an excellent recipe because they're versatile and adaptable. You can enjoy them on their own, dipped in your favorite sauce, or even use them as a unique replacement for hash browns at breakfast.Plus, you can modify the recipe to suit your taste, adding in extra spices or even cheese for a different spin. This recipe not only showcases the humble zucchini in a new, exciting way but also encourages culinary creativity. Finally, these fritters are a terrific option for vegetarians and can easily be made gluten-free, making them a crowd-pleaser for all kinds of diets.

Ingredients

Zucchini: This is the star ingredient of the recipe. Choose firm, medium-sized zucchinis with a rich green color. If zucchini isn't available, you can substitute it with yellow squash or even cucumber for a different twist.

Flour: Flour will help bind our ingredients together. We're using all-purpose flour in this recipe, but you can swap it for a gluten-free option like almond flour or chickpea flour if needed.

Eggs: Eggs act as a binder and provide moisture, making our fritters tender and delicious. If you're vegan, you could use a flaxseed or chia seed "egg" instead.

Green Onions: These provide a subtle crunch and a slightly sweet, oniony flavor. Chives or regular onions can be used if green onions aren't available.

Cheese:We're using feta for a tangy flavor, but feel free to substitute it with any cheese you prefer like cheddar or mozzarella. For a dairy-free version, use nutritional yeast or vegan cheese.

Tips

  • Remember to squeeze out as much water as possible from the shredded zucchini before mixing it with other ingredients. Too much moisture can lead to soggy fritters.
  • Do not overcrowd the pan while frying the fritters. This will ensure they get crispy and cook evenly.
  • If you want your fritters to be extra crispy, add a little bit of cornstarch to your flour.
  • Use a non-stick pan or a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet for best results.
  • Keep the heat at medium so your fritters cook through without burning on the outside.

How to Serve

Zucchini fritters make a versatile dish that can be served in various ways. They make a great appetizer, a side dish, or even a light Dinner. Enjoy them hot right out of the skillet for the best experience.

  • With Sauce: Serve your zucchini fritters with a dipping sauce. A cool, creamy tzatziki or a tangy marinara sauce can complement the flavors well.
  • As a Sandwich: Place a couple of fritters between slices of bread with some lettuce and your favorite sauce for a delicious sandwich.
  • With a Salad: Zucchini fritters can also be served with a fresh, crisp salad on the side. The contrasting textures make for a delightful meal.

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Zucchini Fritters

Make these crispy, golden zucchini fritters with just five simple ingredients. Perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or a light meal. Ready in 30 minutes.
4.69 from 16 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: all-purpose flour, feta cheese, zucchini
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for frying

Instructions

  • Shred the zucchinis using a grater. Sprinkle with a little salt and let it sit for 10 minutes. After this, squeeze out as much water as you can.
  • In a large bowl, combine shredded zucchini, flour, eggs, green onions, feta cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Scoop spoonfuls of the zucchini mixture into the pan and flatten with a spatula.
  • Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove the fritters from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 589kcal Carbohydrates: 98g Protein: 24g Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0.03g Cholesterol: 327mg Sodium: 131mg Potassium: 321mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 714IU Vitamin C: 5mg Calcium: 85mg Iron: 8mg

Notes

  • Remember to squeeze out as much water as possible from the shredded zucchini before mixing it with other ingredients. Too much moisture can lead to soggy fritters.
  • Do not overcrowd the pan while frying the fritters. This will ensure they get crispy and cook evenly.
  • If you want your fritters to be extra crispy, add a little bit of cornstarch to your flour.
  • Use a non-stick pan or a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet for best results.
  • Keep the heat at medium so your fritters cook through without burning on the outside.
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