These fritters are unbelievably easy to make, low in calories, and the perfect way to sneak in some veggies!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss zucchini and salt together in a large colander and place in sink to drain for 10 minutes.

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  • Put zucchini in the middle of a piece of cheesecloth; wrap cheesecloth around zucchini and squeeze to drain as much moisture from zucchini as possible.

  • Mix flour, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, kosher salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Stir in zucchini.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Scoop batter by the tablespoon into the hot skillet and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; protein 6.5g 13% DV; carbohydrates 12.5g 4% DV; fat 9.8g 15% DV; cholesterol 50.9mg 17% DV; sodium 792.9mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2015
Simple and delicious! I lightened these up further by using whole wheat flour in place of the all purpose and using olive oil cooking spray to fry these in. These were perfectly browned and very flavorful. Next time I would not add the extra salt, as they were a bit on the salty side, but other than that, these were great! We LOVE zucchini patties/fritters and this will be a healthy alternative to our usual fried in oil variety. A definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/14/2015
Way to salty! And I didn't even add the kosher salt. In fact I rinsed the salt out if the zucchini before I squeezed it dry and it was still too salty. I would probably make it again but without the salt in the colander (just the Parmesan cheese). Read More
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196 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 130
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2015
Wonderful!! I have been playing with my waffle iron. I followed exactly but threw it in the waffle iron on high for about 4 minutes. So good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2015
Simple and delicious! I lightened these up further by using whole wheat flour in place of the all purpose and using olive oil cooking spray to fry these in. These were perfectly browned and very flavorful. Next time I would not add the extra salt, as they were a bit on the salty side, but other than that, these were great! We LOVE zucchini patties/fritters and this will be a healthy alternative to our usual fried in oil variety. A definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2015
Great idea to use up garden zucchini! I substituted half the flour for bread crumbs and added garlic powder and a dash of Herbamere all natural herbed sea salt. I served with a yogurt sauce I made with fat free Greek yogurt, minced garlic, fresh parsley and salt n pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2015
Amazing!!! I used gluten free flour and it was still amazing. Very quick and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2015
I made this recipe as stated with the slight exception of not having a cheesecloth available. I tried to force as much as the moisture out of the zucchini using paper towels instead. That really didn't work well; I ended up with a gloppy mixture more runny than it should have been. Even so, I pressed on and fried it up anyway. Yep, it certainly wasn't the most aesthetically pleasing dish I've ever made but it sure was yummy! I'll make this again after I get a cheesecloth. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2015
Followed directions to a T for the first 3 patties into the pan. My squash was still a little wet, so I put flour on a plate and rolled them in it a bit before frying. This worked well for me. It was a mess making these, but they were yummy. I did use Gluten free flour in place of all purpose flour. My husband wanted sour cream and chipotle hot sauce on them, and thought they were delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2015
So as per the other comment I used whole wheat flour cooking spray and didn't add the extra salt... A little bit healthier. My picky 3 year old helped me mix and devoured hers for dinner YEY! Huge hit in my house! Will make again very soon. I broke it down into 6 small fritters which turned out to be perfect serving size for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2016
Loved them! Made them exactly the way it said and made them w/ a subsitution of almond flour. Served with roasted cherry tomatoes w/ basil and garlic on top of them yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2017
These were surprisingly good. I did add a little salt to the shredded zucchini to help pull the water out and pressed the batch onto a thick layer of paper towel. I did not add any other additional salt. I used about a 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder added to the flour to help puff the fritters up. This recipe is very adaptable as far as the seasoning you can use. I might even try some Old Bay Seasoning next time....sorta like faux crab cakes. These would also be good as a side or appetizer if made smaller in size. This is a fun, and easy recipe to experiment with. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/14/2015
Way to salty! And I didn't even add the kosher salt. In fact I rinsed the salt out if the zucchini before I squeezed it dry and it was still too salty. I would probably make it again but without the salt in the colander (just the Parmesan cheese). Read More
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