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One of my all time classics! I found this recipe from you when I first got realky interested in cooking when I was 16 or 17 circa 2003ish. My mom has always grown zucchini and I was tired of the same old stuff. Since then it’s become a family classic every summer. Even now in my 30s and living in Australia I’m cooking them right now and it reminds me of summer at home, thank Elise!!!
These are excellent. I’ve made them every single year since you posted it. Sometimes I add a couple Tbsp of panko for the crunchiness. My family and I thank you very much :)
I’m going to try and make a lower carb version using either coconut or almond flour. I love zucchini be there is too much flour for me to keep low carb. Wish ne luck!
I make zucchini fritters all the time. I also add grated carrots to mine. I don’t salt them, just grate and squeeze out moisture.
The salt in this is overwhelming. To salt the zucchini to get the moisture out, then add the salt listed in the recipe (followed to the letter)– these were inedible. And I really had high hopes!
Hi JJ. Sorry to hear this. Did you by any chance use table salt and not kosher salt? That could be the issue!
I used a bit less salt, oil just add needed, and used lime instead of lemon. Wow! Try it with lime! So good. I’ve made this five times in the last month because I keep getting requests to make it again. I’ve done it a little different each time (like adding shredded potato as well) but lime is a keeper. Forgetting to salt the zucchini has been my biggest mess up yet.
I made it – While the flavor was really good, it was EXTREMELY salty. I’m sure some of the salt will drip out with all that water and then a bit more when you squeeze it with paper towels, but essentially adding 4-1/2 tsp of salt is way too much
Next time I will reduce the 1 Tbsp salt used to draw out the water and I won’t add any more salt.
Tasty and fairly simple recipe. They turned out really good and yummy. It was my first time making zucchini fritters and it will no be the last!
My first time making zucchini fritters and this was a great start! Savory and a good recipe, we loved it.
Last night was zuchinni night! I had a slightly larger zucchini (free from a neighbor) to use up and made these fritters, along with your turkey zucchini burgers. We loved the pairing of the two recipes. The only problem was that I didn’t make enough for leftovers for today’s lunch!
Great recipe! I like to add some grated potato (maybe 75/25 zucch/potato) to beef it up a bit.
I placed the grated zucchini in muslin cloth in a colander for a couple hours squeezing now and then got so much water out! And was still wet.
Adding fresh Chilli and garlic and onion, Parmasen cheese and oregano.
Tasty recipe overall, although I may skip the lemon next time. I used a zeppelin-sized zucchini from my garden, doubled the recipe, and added fesh basil, chives, and parsley (also from my garden). Plain Greek yogurt complemented the fritters nicely.
Substituted lemon zest with grated fresh ginger. Yum!
We loved these! I’ve been perusing your site for zucchini recipes due to a high producer plant out back, and you did not fail me. We wolfed these down; made the dip with Greek yogurt. Lovely lemony and herbal flavors with a kick of garlic. Green onions were a good call too! Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes with us, Elise :)
looks simple & easy
(i usually make latkes by potato; i have to try this!)
If you have a potato ricer, it’s a great tool for squeezing the moisture out of the shredded zucchini instead of waiting for it to drain or using paper towels. Also good when making latkes or similar.
These look absolutely delicious. Could this be a course on its own or is it normally complementary?
Hi Hannah, there’s not really enough protein in these fritters to have them qualify as a main in my opinion. They would normally be a side.
I upped the sized of this and turned them into delicious vege burgers! Magnificent meal it was I tell ya!
I’m totally late to the party here, but these are SO GOOD, and so very easy. My husband just stood in the kitchen eating the whole first batch, one fritter right after the other. I made the chocolate zucchini cake from this site for the 4th of July yesterday, and was looking for a tasty way to use up the leftover zucchini.
I think I’m in love with zucchini.