Tall stack of 5-ingredient zucchini fritters topped with sour cream and scallions

Step aside, zucchini noodles. There is a new fan favorite in my house for the best way to put the summer zucchini surplus to use, and it comes in the form of zucchini fritters. Best of all, you only need five ingredients and 25 minutes to go from everyday veggie to all-star appetizer, side dish or snack.

5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters Recipe

The setup is simple: Grated zucchini joins forces with sliced scallions, flour and eggs. Patties are formed and pan-fried then served hot alongside a refreshing dollop of sour cream.

5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters Recipe

These fritters-slash-pancakes (inspired by their culinary cousin, Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes) make any topping or dunkable sauce fair game, from roasted garlic aioli to tahini yogurt dip. But no matter how you stack ’em, top ’em, slice ’em or serve ’em, one thing is certain: Just a taste isn’t enough when it comes to hot and crispy zucchini fritters.

5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters Recipe

And for all the serious fritter fans out there, don’t miss 5-Ingredient Butternut Squash Fritters, Easy Corn Fritters, and Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters.

5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters Recipe

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Appetizer

5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters

All you need is five ingredients and 15 minutes to make the ultimate crispy zucchini fritters!
4.82 from 74 votes
Tall stack of 5-ingredient zucchini fritters topped with sour cream and scallions
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 14 fritters

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions (green and white parts)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Sour cream, for serving (optional)

Instructions 

  • Place the shredded zucchini in a colander set over a bowl and sprinkle the zucchini lightly with salt. Allow the zucchini to stand for 10 minutes. Using your hands, squeeze out as much liquid from the zucchini as possible. Transfer the zucchini to a large bowl.
  • Add the flour, eggs, sliced scallions, ¼ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper to the bowl, stirring until the mixture is combined. Line a plate with paper towels.
  • Add the olive oil to large sauté pan set over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, scoop 3-tablespoon mounds of the zucchini mixture into the pan, pressing them lightly into rounds and spacing them at least 2 inches apart. Cook the zucchini fritters for 2 to 3 minutes, then flip them once and cook an additional 2 minutes until golden brown and cooked throughout. Transfer the zucchini fritters to the paper towel-lined plate and immediately sprinkle them with salt. Repeat the scooping and cooking process with the remaining zucchini mixture.
  • Serve the zucchini fritters topped with sour cream (optional) and sliced scallions.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1fritter, Calories: 55kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 12mg, Potassium: 114mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 129IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! I did add garlic powder and a 1/4 cup of Parm cheese. Couldn’t find my regular recipe but I do know parm cheese and garlic were added. The family loved these.

  2. 5 stars
    Perfect, uncomplicated, well-balanced ingredients, easy to make, and with outstanding, appetising results. Any cook can do it.

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks! Delicious! I will make this again. I also added a roasted red pepper to I the recipe as I love zucchini and peppers cooked together.

  4. 4 stars
    Thanks great recipe.
    The preparation was easy and the fritters were tasty. I ran out of plain flour, so I used rice flour instead and it worked fine. I used a frypan on a wok burner, the high heat worked well.

  5. 5 stars
    I made this recipe with part of an enormous green squash (2 1/2 ft long-I made 1/3 of it) grown by my neighbor who comes from Guyana. I followed the recipe, including draining the squash and made thin pancakes. They were delicious! My husband suggested more scallion-(I used 3)- next time, and we would add applesauce instead of sour cream.
    Thanks for a recipe I will be making again. And again…Thanks so much!

  6. 5 stars
    I made mine in the air fryer and they were amazing!! I didn’t have green onion so i used white, also i did have yellow squash and half zucchini.

  7. My family & I loved these fritters! Super fluffy, nice soft texture almost like pancakes. I added a bit of grated Parmesan, just because. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks

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