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5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters

All you need is five ingredients and 15 minutes to make the ultimate crispy zucchini fritters!
4.84 from 192 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
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, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 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.

Notes

  • Measure the shredded zucchini before you squeeze out any liquid.
  • Refrigerate: Zucchini fritters really are best when served immediately after frying, but if you happen to have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 
  • Freeze: After cooking, allow the fritters to cool completely. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe container or a resealable plastic bag, placing parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking. Frozen zucchini fritters can be stored for up to 3 months.
  • Reheat: When reheating, use your oven, air fryer or a hot skillet to bring back the crispiness.
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