Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

untitled-0479I am swimming in zucchini…

So many zucchini!

and since I have a person in my house that hates zucchini, I have to come up with creative ways to get it into dinners.

Lucky for me, there is one night a week right now where I am on my own for dinner, so guess what my dinners have consisted of.

Wow, how did you guess?

Yup, zucchini.

I will pretty much eat it any which way, but I wanted to try something different.

Do you ever get like that?

Where you know there are a million ways you have already had something, and they were all super delicious but you just want to try and make it differently?

I think about these things all the time.

I am not sure if it is normal or not, because I feel like there are lots of people that could eat the same old thing all the time and not care.

Don’t get me wrong. I think I could pretty much eat carrots & peanut butter every day.

Not together, but separately.

Sometimes you just need to break the mold and try something different.

These zucchini fritters were just that.

They were a little different from your traditional fritter. They aren’t super crispy like a normal fritter because they aren’t fried.

But, that’s okay with me.

They are more like a zucchini….pancake.


And I mean who doesn’t love pancakes?

These were packed with flavor and I used some cheese for the first time in forever, granted it was Parmesan.

Patrick eats cheese on a regular basis, but as I have gotten older it doesn’t agree with me like it used to.

This coming from the girl who would order fried mozzarella sticks everywhere we went out to eat when I was younger.

Thanks adulthood. You’re awesome.


However, I would highly recommend these.

They would serve well as a main dish, like I had them, or as a side to something else. Or even as an appetizer for dipping.



Zucchini Fritters
Recipe Type: Main
Author: RavieNomNoms
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Cook time:
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Serves: 4
  • 1 Zucchini, grated (about 2 cups)
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6-7 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/4 cup flax seed
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan (optional)
  • Cooking Spray
  1. Grate your Zucchini and place it into a strainer and let it sit for about 20 minutes so that the extra liquid is gone. Take a paper towel and press the zucchini to get all the remaining liquid out.
  2. Place all your ingredients into a bowl and mix together. (this mixture will be wet)
  3. In a skillet, heat over medium heat with cooking spray. Place fritter into pan that is about 4″-5″ in diameter and let it cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve hot and with whatever you like! (I had it with lettuce, tomato and salsa)
Serving size: 1 fritter Calories: 105 Fat: 5.5g Saturated fat: 1.5g Carbohydrates: 5.4g Sugar: 1.3g Sodium: 189mg Fiber: 2.9g Protein: 8.2g Cholesterol: 5mg
Inspired by Cooking Lights recipe for [url href=”http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/crisp-cauliflower-fritters-50400000133598/”]Crisp Cauliflower Fritters[/url][br][br]Net Carbs: 2.5g per fritter


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  1. Mmmm….I love zucchini fritters and yours sound perfect! I’d be happy to take some of your excess off your hands. Bill won’t touch it, either, but I’m hankering for some zucchini bread (and these fritters!).

  2. What a wonderful way to use the ever abundant zucchini! These look so good, my friend!

  3. Yes please 🙂 These look like they came out GREAT!

  4. I’m a little jealous of your zucchini pool.

  5. It’s so hard to have just one plant of something – but that’s all you need when it comes to zucchini! I love fritters and remember putting zucchini in EVERYTHING, I asked my husband not to plant any for a couple of years because we were all zucchini’d out. Fritters are one of the best things to make with them, though :))

  6. Okay NOW it’s just crazy! Zucchini in baking and cooking has been popping up everywhere, to the point that it’s HAUNTING ME!!!! Screaming = DO IT! COOK WITH ME!! EAT ME! LOL!

    Okay already! 😉