The Versatility of Zucchini Fritters

Served as a Veggie Burger

Zucchini fritters are a favourite in our house. They often don’t make it far beyond the pan before being snacked on with a dash of sweet chilli sauce. So the good news is that when it comes to making them there is no strict recipe that I follow, although the fundamentals remain the same.  I’ve posted previous incarnations on my blog (here and here for a for a gluten and dairy free version) but loved this variation with the smoked paprika so thought it was worth sharing.

I’ve actually created this batch for the freezer, very specifically wanting some variety but also tasty healthy (ish) food for when the bubs arrives without us resorting to pasta 5 nights a week.  Add to the mix that spring is on her way and I think these fit the bill for a variety of lighter meals in the warmer months with very little effort. This batch will potentially end up served as a tasty veggie burger, served with salad on a warm night or perhaps as an indulgent Sunday brunch meal with a poached egg.

Served as part of a Luscious Brunch with a Poached Egg

Zucchini & Corn Fritters

  • 6 large zucchini, grated
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp hot paprika
  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 cobs corn, kernels removed
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • Handful chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbl sp sesame seeds

Grate the zucchini and sprinkle approximately 2 tsp table salt and allow to sit for about an hour in a colander to drain some of the liquid off. Squeeze off any excess juice and place in a large mixing bowl.  Combine all of the remaining ingredients with the zucchini.   Heat a large pan and fill about 1cm deep with vegetable or rice bran oil. Shallow fry your fritters until golden brown.

Drain on some paper towel before serving hot or cold. Can be reheated in a fry pan with no to very little oil and these fritters do freeze well.

Makes approx 12 large fritters.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Francesca says:

    A good thing to stash. He must be on his way: you will need these.

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    1. Leah says:

      Thanks Francesca. Baby G is a week over at this point but hopefully he arrives soon 🙂 in the meanwhile I’m loving having a stash of quick go to meals in the freezer when I’m too lazy to cook.


      1. Francesca says:

        All the best for the big day Leah. xx


      2. Leah says:

        Thank you 🙂


  2. Great healthy version of fritters Leah – and useful tip on salting first to drain out the water, as the last time I tried them they were way too soggy…..

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    1. Leah says:

      Thanks Laura. They really are delicious and there is so many variations you can make too 🙂

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