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Easy Zucchini Fritters Recipe

These tasty and easy zucchini fritters are a healthy vegan snack, appetizer, or side dish. They are also gluten-free and flavored with ginger, garlic, coriander, smoked paprika, and turmeric.

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Easy Zucchini fritters recipe

These zucchini fritters are oven baked and can also be air fried. They are so easy to make and you will need only 9 ingredients and 30 minutes to whip them up.

What are the ingredients needed to make zucchini fritters?

I used the following 9 ingredients along with salt and pepper to make these:

  1. Zucchini
  2. Potato (cooked)
  3. Ginger
  4. Garlic
  5. Coriander
  6. Smoked Paprika
  7. Turmeric
  8. Parsley
  9. Almond flour

And, salt and pepper for taste.

Nine ingredients to make Zucchini fritters.

How to make these fritters?

If you do not have a cooked potato hanging out in your fridge, then boil a raw one. You can do this by submerging it in a pan of water, placing it over a stove top set to medium heat and letting it simmer for 30-35 minutes. I like to keep the pan covered to keep the heat in. Do keep in mind that the time needed to cook the potato will vary depending on your stove and the size of the potato.

Once the potato was cooked and I had all my ingredients gathered, the prep work went by quickly with the help of the Microplane Select Series Starter Kitchen Set. This set of graters comes in different sizes, making prep work quick and easy. I love that I can hold them over a bowl and simply grate into it, which makes these graters more convenient than a box grater, at least for me.

SELECT SERIES STARTER KITCHEN SET WITH MICROPLANE ZESTER (BLACK)

With most recipes, I spend a lot of my prep work dicing up garlic and ginger into the tiniest bits so their flavor is dissipated throughout a curry or fritter I might be cooking. But, this time, I quickly grated the zucchini, ginger, and garlic and had them ready to go into the recipe in less than 2 minutes.

After the zucchini was grated, I tried to squeeze out as much liquid as I could by placing the zucchini in paper towels and squeezing them wrapped in the paper towels. You could also use a cheese cloth or clean dish towel to get the extra water out of the zucchini.

Then, after the garlic and ginger were grated as well, I just added all the ingredients to a large bowl and mixed them well together. I then seasoned this with salt and pepper to taste.

I grabbed a handful of the zucchini mixture and formed it into a patty shape. After that I sprayed these with some coconut oil (you can use olive oil spray as well) and baked these, flipping them over so each side turned a light golden brown.

When you take these out of the oven, they will feel soft. But, they firm up as they cool down.

grated zucchini

Substitutions

This is another one of those recipes that can be adapted to fit your taste preference as well as dietary requirements.

I used a large summer zucchini. I did’t use all the grated zucchini in this dish. but, I saved some to make oat zucchini pancakes (recipe will be on here soon). If you get your hands on a small or medium zucchini use that instead of half of a large zucchini.

As for the potato, if you prefer sweet potato, use that instead.

If you are not a fan of or do not have any coriander, smoked paprika, or turmeric on hand, use 2 teaspoons harissa or 2 tablespoons of your favorite chopped fresh herbs, and green onions.

I wanted to keep this gluten-free so I used almond flour. But, if you do not have any, you could also use whole wheat flour or all purpose flour with a teaspoon of cornstarch added in to help the fritters be a tad bit crispy when baked.

grating garlic to make some zucchini fristters for a snack

Can you fry these zucchini fritters?

Yes! These fritters can be fried in hot oil for 1-2 minutes on each side. Frying will result in fritters with quite the crunch. Though, the nutrition facts listed below will change when these are fried.

How to store leftover fritters?

Leftovers of these zucchini fritters can be stored in an airtight container that has been lined with a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture. These should be stored in the refrigerator. And, they should stay fresh for up to 5 days.

shaping zucchini fritters

Can these fritters be frozen?

Yes, these fritters can be frozen. Simply store them in a freezer bag with parchment paper between each. These can be cooked, cooled, and then frozen for up to a month. Then, these frozen fritters can be thawed out by placing them on the kitchen counter until they reach room temperature. After that, follow the directions below to reheat them.

How do you reheat these zucchini fritters?

These fritters can be reheated in the oven, in a cast iron skillet on the stove, or an air fryer. I have reheated these by placing them on a Silpat lined baking tray and baking them at 375 degrees for 4-6 minutes.

I have also reheated these in a medium skillet on the stove, set at high-heat, for 2-3 minutes on each side.

And, I have also reheated these by placing them in an air fryer that has been pre-heated to 400 degrees for 5 minutes.

Easy 9-ingredient zucchini fritters recipe.

What to eat with zucchini fritters?

These fritters are fantastic as a snack with some sweet chili sauce or pumpkin sauce. They can also be dipped in tzatziki sauce and/or a dipping sauce made with Greek yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, dill, salt, and pepper.

Sometimes I have a couple of these with eggs, for breakfast.

They can also serve as a side dish to your easy weeknight dinners. And, they can also serve as a side dish to more elaborate get-togethers. They are delicious served with yellow rice, or roti, curry, and some chutney.

Love zucchini? Then make sure to check out these other zucchini recipes:

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Easy 9-ingredient zucchini fritters recipe.

Easy Zucchini Fritters Recipe

5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 9
Cost: $7 per serving
Author: Shashi
These deliciously spiced zucchini fritters are a tasty and easy, healthy, vegan snack, appetizer, or side dish. They are gluten-free and flavored with ginger, garlic, coriander, smoked paprika, and turmeric.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup zucchini (grated)
  • 1 potato (yellow baking)
  • 3 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp grated ginger (about 1 inch chunk of fresh ginger)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1/3 cup almond flour

Instructions

  • If you do not have a cooked potato, then let's boil a potato by submerging it in a pan of water, for 30-35 minutes, over a stovetop set to medium high heat. Keep the pan covered to keep the heat in. BTW, the time needed to cook the potato will vary depending on your stove and the size of the potato.
  • Drain the water out of the pan and let the potato cool down for about 5-10 minutes. Then, peel it carefully with a fork and add the potato to a large bowl. Mash the otato up so there are no big lumps.
  • Then, grate the zucchini onto a paper towel, cheese cloth, or clean dish rag. Squeeze out as much liquid as you can gathering up the the grated zucchini in the paper towels (or cheese cloth/dish rag) and squeezing them. Then add the grated and drained zucchini into the bowl with the potato.
  • Peel and grate the ginger and garlic and add that to the bowl as well.
  • Add the coriander, smoked paprika, turmeric, parsley, and almond meal to the bowl and mix well.
  • Add the salt and pepper and taste this zucchini mix to make sure it has enough salt and pepper.
  • Grab a handful of the zucchini mixture and form it into a patty shape and place it on a Silpat lined baking tray (if baking these).

If Baking these:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. When the oven is hot, place the formed fritters on the Silpat lined baking tray.
  • Spray them with some coconut oil spray and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Then, remove the tray from the oven and carefully flip the fritters over. Spray the flipped side with coconut oil and then place them back in the oven. Let fritters bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Zucchini fritters will be somewhat soft when taken out of the oven, but they will firm up and crisp up as they cool.

If Air-frying these:

  • Preheat your air-fryer to 400 degrees. When it is preheated, place the formed fritters onto the tray, spray with cooking spray, and set to air fry for 10 minutes.
  • Then, flip the fritters over, spray with cooking spray, and air fry another 8 minutes or until lightly golden and crisp.

Nutrition

Serving: 1fritters (serving size is 3 fritters) | Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 339IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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  1. Nia Jax says:

    These zucchini fritters look absolutely delicious! Your detailed recipe and cooking tips are so helpful.
    I appreciate the detailed instructions and the partnership with Microplane. The effort you put into the prep work shows your dedication to creating a great dish. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.

  2. I love this recipe! We made zucchini hushpuppies a couple of years ago, and they were fun. Now I need to try these fritters. And I agree with you about Microplane – I use mine almost daily!!

  3. Paula says:

    These zucchini fritters were so tasty! We’re using them as afternoon snacks and everyone loves them.

  4. kushi says:

    These zucchini fritters look amazingly delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Angela says:

    Easy to make and full of flavour. Great recipe, thanks.

  6. suja md says:

    Absolutely delicious; thank you for this fantastic recipe!

  7. Charah says:

    Oh wow, I love this recipe. Perfect for both snacks or even lunch. Thanks for sharing

  8. Hiya, I’m Shashi says:

    This worked exactly as written, thanks!