Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

April 21, 2022

These fritters are a hit with kids and make a great light lunch or breakfast. Serve them topped with tomato sauce, Greek yogurt and chives or a poached egg.

Health Benefits This dish is packed with fibre, protein, calcium, vitamin C, and more.

Makes 4-6 fritters


  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 large green onion
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup grated cheese, like cheddar, mozzarella, gouda, or a blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions Wash zucchini and trim the ends. Grate the zucchini into a colander in the sink and squeeze out the excess water. Place the zucchini in a mixing bowl. You should have about 1 1/2 cups of grated zucchini. 

Add the egg, cheese, garlic and seasoning to the bowl. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Mix to combine. 

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1-2 tablespoons sunflower or canola oil. When the oil is hot, add a 1/4 cup of batter to the pan for each fritter. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the fritter is browned. Carefully flip using two spatulas and cook on the other side for another 2-3 minutes. 

Serve immediately with your choice of garnish.