Crispy, flavorful, and full of zucchini, these zucchini fritters take only a few minutes to whip up and are super fresh and delicious. Perfectly paired with a spicy dipping sauce, these fritters are great as a side with dinner or as a tasty midday snack.
We’ve hit that time of summer when our gardens are bursting with zucchini. Even if you don’t have a garden yourself, I’m sure you have a friend or two that would be more than willing to share his/her bounty of zucchini with you. My boys were out watering our garden the other day and came back with a ginormous zucchini…take a look:
I’ve already made some really yummy muffins and was in the mood for something savory. That’s the beauty of zucchini–you can do so many different things with it! These fritters take virtually no time at all to whip up…just a minute or so each side frying in the pan and you’re done.
You can add the seasonings you like to this. I had fresh basil (also growing crazy in the garden!), and a little bit of oregano (I used dried). Fresh parsley would be delicious here too (making a mental note to grow parsley next year). Of course some salt and fresh ground pepper is added. I put both onion and garlic powder in here too. I chose to do the ground version of both since these fritters aren’t very big. With using ground spices, it insures the fritters hold their shape better. I did make some fresh breadcrumbs with my food processor. It’s super simple–just toss some older bread (I used sourdough) in the processor and pulse until it’s crumb size.
Adding a couple eggs as a binder is needed. Just make sure you squeeze the zucchini (prior to adding to the mix) as much as possible. Even after I shaped the fritters, I set them on a paper towel-lined plate to soak up excess moisture. You want these fritters to be crispy and getting rid of that extra liquid is important.
I fried these over medium-high heat in Golden Barrel extra virgin olive oil. Like I said, it doesn’t take long for these fritters to get a beautiful brown color on them. Flip over and repeat on the other side.
I also made a dipping sauce that pairs wonderfully with the fritters. It’s got a little kick to it with some added hot sauce in it. It’s seriously so good. I highly recommend your making it! Of course if you’re like my boys, you can just dip the fritters in ketchup. 🙂
Enjoy! I’d love to know if you make these fritters and what you think. Feel free to leave a comment below!