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Zucchini Fritters

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Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

Photo © Molly Watson

These easy Zucchini Fritters are a delicious way to make use of zucchini when it starts overflowing gardens and markets near you. Serve them with a spicy Salsa Fresca or Cilantro Mint Chutney (as pictured here) or other kicky sauce to highlight their sweetness.

Feel free to double this recipe, for more fritter fun.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 pound zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Vegetable or canola oil for frying


  1. Grate the zucchini on a large-hole grater into a large bowl. Move the zucchini over to one side.
  2. Crack the egg into a small bowl and beat it until there is no distinct yolk and white bits. Add the egg to the zucchini and stir them together.
  3. Sprinkle the zucchini-egg mixture with the flour and salt and stir to combine thoroughly. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat a generous layer of oil (about 1/4 inch deep) in a large frying pan or pot over medium-high heat to 350°F to 375°F. A bit of batter dropped into the pan should sizzle immediately; if it doesn't, give the oil a bit more time to heat up.
  5. Put generous spoonfuls of batter into the pan and flatten a bit with the back of the spoon. You should be able to fit about four fritters in a 10-inch frying pan at a time. Cook until the fritters are browned on one side, about 4 minutes. Flip the fritters over and cook until they are brown on both sides, about 4 more minutes. Go more on whether the fritters are browned and cooked through than the time, since the exact temperature of the oil will vary the cooking time.
  6. Transfer the fritters to a paper towel-lined plate to drain; repeat with remaining batter. Serve fritters immediately. To keep them warm, pop them in a 200°F oven, if necessary.

Makes about 8 Zucchini Fritters.

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I knew what you meant, but..., Member williekn

Did you read your recipe before publishing it? I guess not. It is very confusing, as written. I think you meant to say, break an egg into a small bowl and whip it, grate zucchini into a large bowl and add the whipped egg to the zucchini and mix well, then go on with the rest of the recipe as written. Right?

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