Zucchini Fritter Recipe – Super Easy!

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 Zucchini Fritters - Super Easy Recipe

Zucchini Fritter Recipe

This zucchini fritter recipe is a great way to use up some of those plentiful squash in summer.

This is super easy to multiply for a larger batch. Each cup of zucchini makes 1 large or 2 small fritters to serve one person. I usually grate up a medium to large zucchini, measure to see how many cups I have, and then adjust the recipe to use the entire squash.

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  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 Tbsp diced onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 – 3 Tbs bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp parmesan cheese
  • Seasoning to taste (I used adobo seasoning, but I also like Italian seasoning)
  • Oil for frying (I used bacon grease)

Combine shredded zucchini, onion, egg, bread crumbs and seasoning in a bowl. Spoon batter into hot, greased skillet and flatten slightly with back of spoon.

Fry until golden, then flip. Brown on both sides and cooke until egg is set in center. Serve hot or cold.

Seasoning Tips

For a savory fritter, use a sprinkle of Italian seasoning, adobo seasoning, salt and pepper, or try chili powder for some heat.

For a sweet fritter, use cinnamon or nutmeg.

Zucchini Fritter Recipe

Serving Suggestions:

  • Top savory fritter with shredded cheese and allow to melt
  • Serve with sour cream, yogurt, or cottage cheese
  • Top sweet fritter with cream cheese, maple syrup, honey, or vanilla sugar
  • Make a sandwich with mulitgrain bread and mustard, ketchup, or hot sauce

Freeze Some For Later

Chill cooked fritters in the refrigerator. Place in freezer bags or vacuum seal them. Mark with date and freeze. Thaw and reheat. Use within 3 to 6 months.

zucchini fritter recipe
Read my review of Black Beauty Zucchini from Mary’s Heirloom Seeds.

How to Use Up Your Zucchinis

I planted 5 zucchini plants this spring even though 2 or 3 would have been plenty. Some years the squash vine borers do so much damage that I don’t get as many squashes as I want. This year a woodchuck munched on the leaves and set the plants back a week or so. But they recovered and once again I am harvesting more zucchini than we need (or want).

Ideas for Using Up Your Extra Zucchini!

  • Shred in bread, muffins, pancakes, and cakes
  • Lightly season and dehydrate for healthy chips
  • Spiralize, slice wafer thin, or ‘zoodle’ for a healthy pasta substitute
  • Serve raw with dip
  • Pickle in place of cucumbers
  • Zucchini relish
  • Stir-fry with other veggies
  • Cut in half lengthwise, brush with oil, and grill
  • Shred, measure for your favorite zucchini bread recipe and freeze for winter

This zucchini fritter recipe is another tasty way to eat your zucchini! Check out my friend Kathi’s post on 18 Ways to Enjoy Summer Squash. 🙂

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Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady.

In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org.

The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.
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