Zucchini Fritters (VIDEO)

Zucchini Fritters are crisp on the edges with tender centers. These zucchini fritters are a kid-friendly family favorite. An easy summer zucchini recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

Zucchini Fritters have been a family favorite for years and are a staple in our home all summer long. We love the crisp edges, tender centers and how easy they are to make. They are excellent for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

If you grow your own zucchini, you know they mass produce. We are always on the lookout for creative zucchini recipes like this one; fun, simple and so tasty! As soon as our zucchini are ripe, there is a batch of these fritters sizzling on the stove.

Watch How to Make Zucchini Fritters:

P.S. The trick to getting these crisp around the edges is to squeeze out the most juice possible. You can do this with your hands over a colander or using a cheesecloth. You will be amazed at how much water there is! Homegrown zucchini tend to hold even more juice so you may need to toss in an extra zucchini just in case it shrinks down too much after draining.

I hope you fall in love with this recipe.

Zucchini Fritters are crisp on the edges with tender centers. These zucchini fritters are a kid-friendly family favorite. An easy summer zucchini recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

We love these best served with plain sour cream. Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best and this recipe is proof of that!

Zucchini Fritters are crisp on the edges with tender centers. These zucchini fritters are a kid-friendly family favorite. An easy summer zucchini recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

Bonus! These are kid friendly! Our children love zucchini fritters which makes me feel so good knowing they are getting a healthy portion of veggies.

I heard about this recipe through Tanya (a gal from church) who got it from Smitten Kitchen who adapted it from Simply Recipes and we have since adapted it to feed our crowd. Good recipes travel fast!

⬇️Print-Friendly Zucchini Fritters Recipe:

Zucchini Fritters (VIDEO)

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Zucchini Fritters have been a family favorite for years and are a staple in our home all summer long. We love the crisp edges, tender centers and how easy they are to make.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $4-$5
Serving: 25 to 30 fritters

Ingredients

  • 2 lb zucchini (about 2 large or 5 medium)
  • 1 tsp plus ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • Olive oil for sautéing
  • Sour Cream, to serve

Instructions

  1. Wash zucchini and trim off ends. Grate on the large holes of a box grater or using 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 3½ to 4 cups of squeezed dry zucchini. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add ½ cups chopped green onion and 2 lightly beaten eggs.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together 1 cup flour with 1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp salt and ½ 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-high heat*. Add 2 Tbsp olive oil over medium high heat. 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 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.

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.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

If you love zucchini, you will enjoy these 10 surprising things to do with zucchini.

Zucchini Fritters are crisp on the edges with tender centers. These zucchini fritters are a kid-friendly family favorite. An easy summer zucchini recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

Q: What is your favorite zucchini recipe?

We are always looking for creative ways to use summer zucchini. I would love to hear from you in a comment below.

Zucchini Fritters are crisp on the edges with tender centers. These zucchini fritters are a kid-friendly family favorite. An easy summer zucchini recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Murphy
    September 13, 2017

    Can you make this in advance at any step and chill/freeze? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 13, 2017

      Hi Murphy, If freezing, I would suggest only doing so after they are sauteed. Reply

  • Marion
    September 4, 2017

    The recipe looks amazing but is a bit large for my family, I know I can adjust to cut down the size but I am wondering how they freeze and reheat? Do you think they would be ok to put in the toaster to get the crispiness back? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 4, 2017

      Hi Marion, I haven’t tried freezing these but I would only try to freeze them allready cooked (never raw batter). We usually reheat and re-crisp on a dry skillet but I think a toaster could work unless. A skillet works better because they can get a little soft/ floppy when they are stacked, cooled and refrigerated. Reply

  • Oksana Karpov
    August 21, 2017

    Made these tonight and I gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised! I didn’t really know what to expect from them. I figured they would be good, but not this good! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 22, 2017

      I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe Oksana! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Lisa
    August 16, 2017

    Can’t wait to try these! Do you think I could sub gluten free flour? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 16, 2017

      Hi Lisa, one of my readers reported using gluten free flour with great results. I hope you love the recipe! Reply

  • Yuliya
    August 16, 2017

    Ahhh I remember my mom would always make these and they’re so good! We always ate ate them so fast. She would put minced garlic in the sour cream. Amazing. I’ll have to make these for my husband!! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 16, 2017

      These are popular for good reason! Please let me know what you think when you decide to make them! Reply

  • Emily
    August 14, 2017

    Yum! I love how quick these were! I used Greek Yogurt to top them, for extra protein 😀 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 15, 2017

      Smart!! I love that healthy idea 🙂 Reply

  • Christina
    August 11, 2017

    Wonderful!!!!!!
    Thank you for all the zucchini recipes! This one was SO good we made it, in multiple batches, for 2 days!! My 3 year old, 6 year old, and 8 year old all Inhailed them.
    Christina Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 12, 2017

      I’m glad to hear the whole family enjoys the recipe! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review Christina! Reply

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