These zucchini fritters are fast, simple, and a delicious way to use up zucchini! As one of the more popular garden veggies, zucchini is found in stores year-round now, and for cheap! Forget just the summer, we love to eat zucchini year-round.
Crispy, Amazing Zucchini Fritters
Zucchini is one of my very favorite vegetables, I love how it’s great in savory and sweet dishes and grows like a weed!
Made into fried cakes, however, zucchini isn’t just good, it’s AMAZING. The key to this recipe is plenty of tasty cheese to not only help flavor the cake but keep it super tender inside while the outside is super crispy!
(I have updated this recipe from years and years ago and just can’t bear to take out this photo of my now 15-year-old shredding zucchini for the first time we made these. She was only 4 years old! This was two houses ago and about 11 years! WOW have I been blogging a long time! )
Zucchini Fritters Ingredients
Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts so that you know exactly what to buy for this recipe.
• Shredded zucchini
• Shredded Parmesan cheese
• Shredded cheddar cheese
• Green onion
• White onion
• Bread crumbs
(OMG LOOK AT HER LITTLE HANDS HELPING ME I AM GOING TO GO CRY NOW)
How To Make Fried Zucchini Fritters
• Mix all ingredients except the flour together
• Oil a griddle and heat it on medium-high
• Mix in the flour and, when the grill is hot, form the mixture into pancakes that are about ¼ inch thickness
• Sprinkle the breadcrumbs onto the pancakes, as they will be too soggy to dip
• Cook on the griddle until they are golden brown, flip them and cook until golden brown and then serve
How To Best Get The Breadcrumbs To Stick
This recipe makes some really crunchy and delicate zucchini fritters, and a big part of the crunchiness comes from the tasty breadcrumbs surrounding the cakes.
However, the actual zucchini patties are a bit too wet to be able to dip into breadcrumbs. If you tried to place the cakes into the breadcrumbs, they would probably just fall apart, making soggy little balls of bread crumbs and zucchini.
Despite how tasty that actually sounds, the easiest way to get the breadcrumbs to stick is to just sprinkle the crumbs onto the fritters themselves.
For even better coverage, gently wet your hands with cold water before taking the batter and pressing it into pancakes. After wetting your hands, dip them in the bread crumbs to evenly coat them, and then use those hands to press the batter into pancakes.
This results in even coverage of breadcrumbs on the cakes, plus a few breadcrumbs interspersed throughout the mixture for even more flavor!
Why Use Two Different Types Of Onions In This Recipe?
This recipe might seem to overdo it because it contains two different types of onion together, both white onion and green onion.
However, there is a good reason for this – green onions taste fundamentally different from regular onions!
While a white onion has that same basic oniony flavor that we all know and love, green onions are a little bit different. Green onions have a much milder, slightly sweeter flavor and work really well with the base flavor of a zucchini.
Just using one type of onion on its own might not taste as well, but two together are definitely way more flavorful and complex.
Plus, green onions can actually be grown again after using them! Just place the root ends that are leftover in a small container with some water, and they will grow back after a couple of weeks!
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Fried Zucchini Fritters
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- Cook Time
- 10 minutes
- Total Time
- 15 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 cups shredded zucchini excess moisture removed
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons minced green onion
- 2 tablespoons minced white onion
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the zucchini, eggs, cheeses, garlic, and onions. Add salt and pepper to personal taste.
- Add 1-2 tablespoons of cooking oil to a griddle or pan and heat over medium-high heat.
- Mix the flour into the bowl.
- When the griddle is a nice medium-high temperature, scoop out the batter into circles that are ¼ of an inch thickness.
- Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top of each fritter when you have them on the griddle to give them extra crunch if desired!
- Cook the fritters until they are a dark golden brown then flip them, cooking the other side until golden brown as well.
- Remove and place on paper towels to drain, then serve with sour cream and more chopped green onions.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.