5 from 2 votes
close up view of broken zucchini fritter in parchment
Crispy Zucchini Fritters
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These perfectly crispy zucchini fritters can be served as a healthy side dish with sour cream for dipping, or can be used as a veggie burger patty! Fast and easy to make and guaranteed to please!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: zucchini fritter
Servings: 6
Author: Back To The Book Nutrition
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (about 2 medium or 1 large zucchini)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 1/2 red (or other color) bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese (can use Monterrey Jack)
  • 3/4 cup Einkorn flour (can use regular all purpose flour)
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, plus additional for sprinkling after cooking
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • dash cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Avocado oil or other high heat oil for frying
  • Sour cream for serving
  1. Cover the bottom of the pan(s) with avocado oil and heat over medium high heat. I use two pans so I can cook all the fritter simultaneously, but you can just use one and cook them in two batches if you prefer. 

  2. Mix all ingredients except avocado oil in the order listed in a large mixing bowl. 

  3. Use clean hands to form 6 patties. When oil is hot, add 3 fritters to the pan(s). 

  4. Cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned and crispy. 

  5. Remove fritters from oil, pat dry with a paper towel, and serve immediately with sour cream. 

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