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Zucchini Fritters

Crispy Zucchini Fritters are a great way to use up excess zucchini, and get green veggies into little ones. They make a really nice savoury breakfast, or a great lunchbox addition. They freeze well, and are unstoppable with ranch or yogurt dip.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Jennifer Pallian


  • 1 large zucchini grated
  • 1/3 medium onion grated or finely chopped
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs or more as needed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil for cooking plus more as needed


  • Pile zucchini and onion in the middle a piece of cheesecloth or several paper towels. Pick it up and squeeze as much moisture out as you can. Transfer to a bowl and use a fork to stir in breadcrumbs, egg, and salt until well combined. If mixture is too wet to hold together, add a few more breadcrumbs.
  • Preheat a heavy skillet over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Add oil and drop batter by about 2 tablespoonfuls at a time to make fritters. Don't overcrowd the pan, leave enough space between them to flip easily. After about 3 minutes, when the undersides are golden, flip and continue cooking on the other side until it's golden, too, and centre feels firm when carefully pressed (about 3 minutes more). Repeat with more oil if needed until all fritters are cooked. If at any time they're browning too quickly, simply reduce heat.
  • Keep warm in a 200ยบ oven if desired, or serve immediately. Leftovers can be frozen and reheated in the oven.