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5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters

These zucchini fritters are crispy, crunchy, inexplicably light and perfect for dipping. You'd never guess they're good for you, too.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 10 fritters


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Kitchen towel
  • Food processor with grating attachment or hand grater
  • Large skillet
  • Spatula


  • 4 cups shredded zucchini about 2 large
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions, chives or a mixture of the two
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Sour cream for serving optional


  • Put the shredded zucchini in a colander set over a bowl and sprinkle lightly with salt. Let stand for 10 minutes. Then, use your hands to squeeze out as much liquid from the zucchini as possible. Move 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.
  • Add the oil to a large saute pan over medium heat. Once hot, scoop 3-tbsp mounds of the mixture into the pan at least two inches apart. Press them lightly into circles. Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip and cook 2 minutes more until golden brown. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate and immediately sprinkle with salt.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining mixture.
  • Serve with sour cream if you'd like.