Zucchini Fritters

by Alyona's Cooking
zucchini-fritters

These cheesy zucchini fritters are a fabulous way to use up those garden grown veggies! Both zucchini or squash can work in creating these tasty zucchini fritters that aren’t that hard to make from scratch!

When someone brings you fresh squash and zucchini (thank you, Gabriella:)) then zucchini fritters it is! I haven’t really noticed a drastic difference between using all zucchini or incorporating some squash into the mix, they are both very similar so if you want to use all zucchini or squash go for it. Though I’ve made these zucchini fritters without potatoes I actually found potatoes to give a much better texture and flavor to the fritters, so if you want to omit the potatoes just finely grate half of an onion instead. I do think the cheese gives the crust an extra boost of color and the potatoes give more of a chewy texture to the fritters! This zucchini fritters recipe is the perfect way to blend in some veggies in a tasty way!

zucchini-fritters

INGREDIENTS for Zucchini Fritters:

  • 2 lbs zucchini (about 4 medium sized)
  • 3 potatoes, finely grated (russet or gold)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

HOW TO MAKE ZUCCHINI FRITTERS:

1. Wash, dry and grate zucchini (and squash if using) with a box grater. Transfer to a colander and squeeze tightly to remove any liquid. Transfer to a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Set aside.
2. Heat a large non-stick pan to medium heat. Fry fritters in 6 tbsp of oil for 3-5 minutes on each side.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream before serving.

Notes: It’s best to reheat in a toaster oven to replicate fresh out of the skillet fritters. Squash can be used in place of the zucchini or a mixture of both.

zucchini-fritters

Are zucchini and squash the same thing?

Zucchini and squash are from the same family (Cucurbita family) and some plants among the family are squash, zucchini and pumpkins. In my opinion I think both are very close in texture and can easily see them as substitutes for recipes that call for either zucchini or squash.

DO you have to PEEL zucchini?

Like many fruits or vegetables from the store that are waxed, it’s best to wash the skins well. Depending on the recipe and how much of that texture you want to see in your dish it’s best to use to your discretion. But to avoid eating the waxed shell just peel them.

How do you cook zucchini? Can you eat raw zucchini?

There are so many ways to cook zucchini! Steamed, boiled, grilled, stuffed, baked or fried are some cooking techniques. Grated zucchini can work well in bread and cake mixes and using a spiral vegetable cutter can make for some zucchini noodles (a great low-carbohydrate substitute for pasta!) Zucchini can be eaten raw as well, like in cold salads although larger sized zucchini are well suited for cooking in breads.

Zucchini-fritters

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Zucchini Fritters

Servings: 9
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Alyona's Cooking
These cheesy zucchini fritters are a fabulous way to use up those garden grown veggies! Both zucchini or squash work in creating these tasty zucchini fritters that aren't that hard to make from scratch!
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of zucchini ends trimmed (about 4 medium sized ones)
  • 3 potatoes finely grated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Wash, dry and grate zucchini (and squash if using) with a box grater. Transfer to a colander and squeeze tightly to remove any liquid. Transfer to a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Set aside.
  • Heat a large non-stick pan to medium heat. Fry fritters in 6 tbsp of oil for 3-5 minutes on each side.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream before serving.
  • Notes: It's best to reheat in a toaster oven to replicate fresh out of the skillet fritters. Squash can be used in place of the zucchini or a mixture of both. I have used half squash and half zucchini so either or both will work for these fritters.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.8g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 1.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 1456mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 2.1g
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Fritters
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.5g2%
Saturated Fat 0.6g4%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 1456mg63%
Carbohydrates 24.8g8%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 2.1g2%
Protein 5.3g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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