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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  • Kaitlyn Proctor
    August 5, 2017

    Hi I tried these tonight for dinner and I have to say they were super yummy I added some bacon and cheese to mine. I was just wondering since these use eggs in the mixture when you fry it how do you know the middle part is cooked through and the egg is cooked through? Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 6, 2017

      Hi Kaitlyn, if you make them the same way and cook them for the time specified, they will be fully cooked. If they are browning too quickly, definitely turn the heat down since you want to give them the full amount of time on the stove. Safe temp for eggs is 160 and these go well above that so that isn’t a concern. If you are worried about it, you can double check with an instant read thermometer. Reply

  • Lizzi
    August 2, 2017

    So I just made these, but subbed in Bob’s Paleo baking mix for the regular flour. Wow! Amazing! I’ve been on the hunt for a while this summer to find more zuke recipes. This will be a staple for the rest of the season for sure. Thanks so much for this super easy recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 2, 2017

      You’re welcome Lizzi! I’m so glad to hear you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Rita
    July 31, 2017

    I was wondering if I could make the batter in the evening and fry them the next day? Do you think they will taste the same? Are the freezer friendly? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 31, 2017

      Hi Rita, that won’t work well since the zucchini will slowly continue juicing out as the batter sits. We always make the batter and cook them right away. Reply

  • Nicole Niculas
    July 25, 2017

    Natasha,

    I have recently found your blog and may I say… I love it! My family is from Romania so our recipes are pretty similar. I just made these today and they are amazing!! Thank you so much for the recipe. You put in a lot of detail and very easy-to-follow instructions. Your website is great and God bless you and your family! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 25, 2017

      I’m so glad you found my site Nicole! Thanks so much for following and sharing your thoughtful comments! 😀 Reply

  • Amelia
    July 25, 2017

    Just made these. I had a yellow squash and a zucchini. When I grated the yellow I avoided the larger seeds and just kept the pulp. It was a hit, even with the picky eater. I will make these again, and again and again. Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 25, 2017

      My pleasure Amelia! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

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