Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters

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Sneak veggies into any meal with Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters that come together in minutes and pair perfectly with a cool dollop of sour cream or yogurt.

Stack of Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters topped with sour cream and sliced scallions

I’m always on the hunt for fast and flavorful ways to add a veggie component to any meal, from tucking creamy avocado into homemade egg rolls to transforming cauliflower into tater-less tots. And now, if you have 25 minutes and a handful of pantry and fridge staples, you have the easiest and tastiest way to eat your veggies: Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters.

Shredded zucchini and shredded carrots on cutting board

The setup on this one is extra-simple: Shred zucchini and carrots then toss them together with eggs, garlic, scallions and a touch of flour. Scoop the mixture into a hot pan and wait for the crackling to cue you to flip ’em.

The veggies soften lightly in the centers of the fritters, while the exteriors get nice and crunchy. Once you remove them from the pan, give them a quick sprinkling of salt while they’re still hot to ensure the seasoning sticks.

Glass bowl containing shredded zucchini, minced garlic, sliced scallions, flour, spices and shredded carrots

All that’s left to do is decide on your topping of choice. A dollop of tangy sour cream or refreshing yogurt work great, but don’t hesitate to talk a walk on the sweet side with applesauce (just like latkes!).

Large sauté pan with three veggie fritters

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Plate containing Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters next to small green ramekin with sour cream

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Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters

Sneak veggies into any meal with Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters that come together in minutes and pair perfectly with a cool dollop of sour cream or yogurt.
Author: Kelly Senyei
4.91 from 123 votes
Stack of Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters topped with sour cream and sliced scallions
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 fritters

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 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 or yogurt, for serving

Instructions 

  • Place the shredded zucchini in a colander and sprinkle it lightly with salt. Let the zucchini sit for 10 minutes then using your hands, squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  • Transfer the zucchini to a large bowl then add the carrots, garlic, flour, eggs, scallions, ¼ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Stir the mixture until it is combined.
  • Line a plate with paper towels. Place a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Once the oil is shimmering, scoop 3-tablespoon mounds of the vegetable mixture into the pan, flattening the mounds slightly and spacing them at least 1 inch apart.
  • Cook the fritters for 2 to 3 minutes then flip them once and continue cooking them an additional 1 to 2 minutes until they’re golden brown and crispy. Transfer the fritters to the paper towel-lined plate, season them with salt and repeat the cooking process with the remaining mixture.
  • Serve the fritters immediately topped with sour cream or yogurt.
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Nutrition

Calories: 70kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 28mg, Potassium: 149mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 3673IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made several times. They are perfect. And delicious. I’ve made them so many times that I’ve begin to play with my vegetables. This is a great great basic recipe. And you can use almost any vegetables you’ve got on hand, thank you for this. I love simple. Oh! I can even cook them in my Dash. 4 minutes!

  2. 5 stars
    Fabulous! Just like I’ve got at local Japanese eateries. But better. I made Tzatziki sauce to go with. Also in a pita. I’ll be using this exact recipe again and again.

    1. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy the recipe, Melissa! I haven’t tried this recipe with whole wheat flour but you may have to use less!

      1. Just happened upon your recipes. Cannot wait to try these vegetable fritters and the many more favorites from past years!!!

  3. 5 stars
    These are so simple to make and so delicious! I made a double batch and froze them between sheets of parchment paper.

    1. Hi, Sarah! I recommend not making these ahead of time and putting them in the fridge or freezer as the resulting fritters will be too gummy!

    1. Hi Adele! I would advise against making the batter ahead of time and keeping it in the fridge as the resulting fritters will be too gummy!

  4. 5 stars
    Used a bag of Asian salad for the vegetables saved wasting it. Excellent results family loved them. make again

  5. 5 stars
    I am a bit of a fritter addict and this remains one of my go-to favourites. Thanks for helping me create this easy and delicious fare!

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