Zucchini Parmesan Fritters: A Quick and Easy Recipe


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A completed batch of my zucchini Parmesan fritters

A completed batch of my zucchini Parmesan fritters

This has been my favorite snack lately. Zucchini are abundant in the garden, and this recipe comes together so easily. Not to mention it tastes great! My three-year-old even loves them. They can be eaten plain or with any kind of dipping sauce you like. Eat them as a snack, for breakfast, or even as a side for lunch or dinner!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min

30 Fritters


  • 2 zucchini, or about 3 cups shredded
  • 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for frying


  1. Line a small bowl with paper towels. Wash and dry the zucchini. Grate the zucchini into the bowl and set it aside. The paper towels will absorb some of the liquid so the batter isn't too runny later on.
  2. In a medium or large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, chili powder, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Create a well in the center.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the eggs with the milk. Add to the well in the flour mixture and gradually incorporate all the flour into the egg mixture. You should have a thick batter.
  4. Add the zucchini to the batter and mix well.
  5. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Use a measuring tablespoon to add the batter to the pan. Use the side or back of the spoon to gently flatten the batter. Fill the pan with fritters so they aren't touching.
  6. Cook on each side for 2–3 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Continue until all the batter is used up. Serve hot. If needed, keep warm in a low heated oven.


Sasha Kim (author) on July 18, 2017:

Wonderful!! Thank you

Olivia on January 26, 2015:

Turned out awesome! Very yummy!!!

Sasha Kim (author) on October 15, 2014:

Izuponte, Thank you very much!!

luzaponte on August 14, 2014:

Thank you for your recipes I love it

Sasha Kim (author) on March 25, 2013:

RT, no, never too many ways... with how much zucchini plants spit out! ^_^ Thank you so much for your comment and pin!

RTalloni on February 03, 2013:

Can there be too many ways to use zucchini in recipes? Thanks for posting this new-to-me option. Pinning to my Ways with Food--the growing season is around the corner!

Sasha Kim (author) on January 19, 2013:

Thank you so much Sgbrown ^_^ I too always have way too many zucchini! Of course I don't mind you sharing this on your blog. It would be helpful if you attached the link where you list your blog in you profile... I'm having a really hard time finding it for some reason. ^_^ Thanks again!

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on January 19, 2013:

This sounds awesome! I always have so much zucchini in my garden I don't know what to do with it all. It doesn't freeze well, so I end up giving so much of it away. I think we would love these zucchini fritters! Your step by step instructions are great. These are definitely a must try! I would like to share this recipe on my "Around the World with Recipes" blog if that is all right with you! Let me know... Voting up and pinning too! :)

Sasha Kim (author) on January 17, 2013:

Thank you so much for your wonderful support Ishwaryaa!! ^_^

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on January 17, 2013:

A wonderful hub with drool-worthy photo, clear instructions and all! I am a fan of fritters. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up & pinned

Sasha Kim (author) on January 15, 2013:

Thank you Alun ^_^ I can't wait until Zucchini season so I can make these again. Thank you for your wonderful support ^_^

Greensleeves Hubs from Essex, UK on January 14, 2013:

An attractive looking, very simple recipe, Mama Kim, well written, presented and illustrated. First rate, and voted up accordingly. Alun.

Sasha Kim (author) on September 27, 2012:

Aviannovice, I would just love to know how this turns out using rice flour. Let me know if you get a chance ^_^ Thank you for stopping in!!

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on September 27, 2012:

I should be able to eat this with rice flour instead of wheat. Sounds outstanding! I LOVE squash.

Sasha Kim (author) on September 17, 2012:

SpecialK, I'm so happy you think so ^_^ I hope you enjoy these!

Sasha Kim (author) on September 17, 2012:

Thundermama, Zuchinni and Cheese are two fantastic foods!! I just know you'll like these ^_^ Enjoy! Thank you for your lovely comment ^_^

Sasha Kim (author) on September 17, 2012:

2patricias, Thank you for you nice comment ^_^ I hope you enjoy!!

Karen Metz from Michigan on September 17, 2012:

You are right...zuchinni is abundant right now and this looks like a great recipe to try! Thanks so much for sharing!

Catherine Taylor from Canada on September 17, 2012:

So yummy! It combines two of my most favorite foods, zuchinni and cheese. I can't wait to try these.

2patricias from Sussex by the Sea on September 17, 2012:

This looks delicious, and your instructions are beautifully clear.

I am adding this to my Recipe Index for HubPages.

Sasha Kim (author) on September 10, 2012:

Thank you Elle! I look forward to knowing how you like them ^_^

ElleBee on September 10, 2012:

These look great! I'll be back to leave a rating once I try the recipe :)

Sasha Kim (author) on September 04, 2012:

Jackie, You are one smart lady ^_^ I'm so happy you like the recipe, I hope you enjoy! Thank you for your kind comment ^_^

Sasha Kim (author) on September 04, 2012:

Christin ^_^ you must love your coconut oil, you use if for everything don't you ^_^ I'm so happy you liked it, AND you were able to make them gluten free. I just love that your kids enjoyed them as well, my 3 year old likes them too. Thank you so much for letting me know, you have no idea how happy it makes me ^_^ --yup I look like that! The vote and share are greatly appreciated as well!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on September 04, 2012:

I love zucchini and I know this will be fantastic! Thank you.

Christin Sander from Midwest on September 04, 2012:

Been meaning to get back over here and let you know I tried this recipe - only modified with GF flours and it was very good. A lot healthier than the deep frying in beer batter we have done before. I like the texture of these and they are so simple and the kids gobbled them up too. We used a mix of coc oil and olive oil in the pan - great flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe :) Voted and shared.

Sasha Kim (author) on September 04, 2012:

Ah hello again Starstream ^_^ yes I love to paint with oils but have focused mainly on people. Which hub exactly? Could you add the url to it here? ^_^ I'm sure I could return the kind gesture for you as well. I'll do so this evening. Thank you!!

Dreamer at heart from Northern California on September 04, 2012:

Mama Kim 8,

Thanks for visiting my hub on painting orchids. Yes any house plant would be great. Do you paint in oils? I added your hub link here to my article about going green.

Sasha Kim (author) on September 04, 2012:

Starstream, Carrots would be a fantastic addition. I know some people like to add potato as well. ^_^ thank you for the comment and I hope you enjoy!

Dreamer at heart from Northern California on September 04, 2012:

I love this idea. Perhaps I could also add shredded carrots. It would be a great evening snack when cool weather arrives.

Sasha Kim (author) on September 04, 2012:

Thank you so much Janine!! Your generosity is greatly appreciated! ^_^ I think you'll love these as much as I do!

Janine Huldie from New York, New York on September 04, 2012:

Oh these look so delicious and seriously going to have to try and make these to snack on myself. Have pinned, shared and voted too!!

Sasha Kim (author) on September 04, 2012:

Thank you very much Tammy!! Your comment is very generous!! They really are good, I hope you enjoy them as much now as you did them ^_^

Tammy from North Carolina on September 04, 2012:

I had these many years ago and they are fabulous! I am so glad you wrote this. Tweeting, pinning, and sharing. I am sure there are others looking for this awesome recipe! :)

Sasha Kim (author) on August 31, 2012:

Thank you Keith! These are perfect for a hard workin' college guy like yourself! Quick, easy and good for you ^_^ hope you like them, let me know how it goes. All the boys I've served these to like them best dipped in ranch dressing.

Ruchira, Thank you for stopping by. I'm so happy you like the idea!

Ruchira from United States on August 31, 2012:

i usually make potato fritters but zucchini should be good and nutritious.

many thanks for the idea :)

KDuBarry03 on August 31, 2012:

I just ate dinner and now I'm hungry LOL. Wow, I think I'll be making this tomorrow! :D

Great recipe Kim!

Sasha Kim (author) on August 29, 2012:

Thank you Writingfrosh, your comment and vote are greatly appreciated!

writingfrosh from Philippines on August 29, 2012:

Interesting recipe! Voted up... :D

Sasha Kim (author) on August 28, 2012:

Thank you Rajan! You comments are always a pleasure ^_^ Thank you for the votes!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 28, 2012:

Kim, so simple to make and yet so novel an idea. Will be trying it out.

Bookmarking the recipe. Voted up and interesting.

Sasha Kim (author) on August 27, 2012:

Christy, Thank you for stopping by and commenting ^_^ Zucchini is delicious and cheap this time of year, but not for too much longer so... get on it! ^_^ Enjoy

Joaniebaby, I've never had zucchini chocolate cake before! Do you have a hub on it? This is a good savory zucchini dish, nothing like bread or cake so it will be a good alternate recipe for you ^_^I hope you enjoy it. Thank you so much for your votes and share!

joaniebaby on August 27, 2012:

Just like everybody else, sounds good. I usually make zucchini bread or zucchini chocolate cake, but this sounds really good. Thanks for the recipe. Voted up and useful and shared.

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on August 27, 2012:

Yum! I have not had zucchini in ages and this sounds like a great dish!

Sasha Kim (author) on August 26, 2012:

Alicia, It's always nice to hear from you. I'm so happy you enjoy my recipes ^_^ Your in luck with this one, it's super quick! Enjoy and thank you.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 26, 2012:

These fritters sound very tasty, Mama Kim 8! I enjoy reading your recipes and looking at the photos - I just have to find time to make all the lovely food that you describe!

Sasha Kim (author) on August 26, 2012:

Thank you Michelle ^_^ Your visits are always wonderful!

Michelle Liew from Singapore on August 26, 2012:

This is an awesome recipe, another one for me to pin! Thanks, Kim, and this will be shared.

Sasha Kim (author) on August 26, 2012:

Lady E, You're right, and don't forget easy ^_^ Thank you for all the stars and your nice comment!

Sasha Kim (author) on August 26, 2012:

Barbara, Thank you for your comments ^_^ I greatly appriciate the pin and share as well. I hope you enjoy the recipe ^_^

Sasha Kim (author) on August 26, 2012:

Vespa, Oh these would compliment ceviche very nicely ^_^ I hope you like the added parmesan. I think I'm addicted to dividers right now ^_^

As always its wonderful hearing from you and thank you for your generous comment ^_^

Elena from London, UK on August 26, 2012:

Healthy and Yummy.... I would definitely like to make it. Thanks

5 Star.

Barbara Badder from USA on August 26, 2012:

I pinned this and shared on Facebook, so I could look back and use the recipe.

Barbara Badder from USA on August 26, 2012:

These sound good. Yum!

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on August 26, 2012:

I'm going to make these this week! My husband won't even know what he's eating. : ) Peruvians make something very similar, though without the parmesan. They often serve them with ceviche. I hadn't thought to use grated zucchini. It's super practical for all the gardeners out there who have zucchini coming out their ears! I love your fritter page dividers, btw. Voted up and shared.

Sasha Kim (author) on August 26, 2012:

Moonlake, Ah so you also have a garden abundant in Zucchini? ^_^ That is wonderful! Thank you for your comment and vote.

moonlake from America on August 25, 2012:

Anoter good recipe to use up all my zucchini. Voted up

Sasha Kim (author) on August 25, 2012:

Your welcome Mhatter ^_^ Thank you for your neat comment!

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on August 25, 2012:

Thank you for this neat idea.

Sasha Kim (author) on August 25, 2012:

Thank you Terrye! Your generous comment is greatly appreciated ^_^ I would love to know what you think after you try them!

Terrye Toombs from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. on August 25, 2012:

Wow, these look scrumptious! Thank you for this recipe! Will have to try this for sure! Voted up, more and pinned.

Sasha Kim (author) on August 25, 2012:

Lisa, If you try it let me know what you think ^_^ Thank you for the comment and votes!

Sasha Kim (author) on August 25, 2012:

Natashalh, I think the chili powder is what made it a "secret" family recipe for my grandma ^_^ My family has a thing for herbs and spices. Thanks for your nice comment ^_^

Sasha Kim (author) on August 25, 2012:

Europewalker, I'm so happy you like my recipes ^_^ Thanks for the comment!

Sasha Kim (author) on August 25, 2012:

MyMastiffPuppies, Thanks for stopping by. Zucchini is quite the popular veggie as I'm finding out ^_^ Enjoy the recipe!

Sasha Kim (author) on August 25, 2012:

Teaches, Always good to hear from you ^_^ Zucchini is great for you so I'm happy you make an effort to eat more! I hope this recipe helps, it's a big hit in my house ^_^ Thank you for your nice comment.

Sasha Kim (author) on August 25, 2012:

Docmo, Zucchini make great fritters! I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for stopping by ^_^

Sasha Kim (author) on August 25, 2012:

Rebecca, Our ears are full of zucchini as well! ^_^ I'll have to go check out your recipes as well! Thanks for commenting!

Sasha Kim (author) on August 25, 2012:

Susan, This is an family recipe my grandma gave me. Like you I had some zucchini to use up so I dusted off the recipe and fell in love ^_^ I would love to know how you like them ^_^ Thank you for your generous comment/share/pin! They are all greatly appreciated!

Lisa Chronister from Florida on August 25, 2012:

Wow, this looks Delicious I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing I voted up and awesome!

Natasha from Hawaii on August 25, 2012:

The recipe wasn't identical, but I've made fried zucchini fritters before and they are delicious! My recipe didn't include the pepper - I will have to add it next time.

europewalker on August 25, 2012:

Yummy! I love zucchini. Thanks for sharing another great recipe:)

MyMastiffPuppies on August 25, 2012:

Love zucchini and finding new ways to prepare them, thanks for sharing!

Dianna Mendez on August 25, 2012:

I am totally sold on this recipe. I love zucchini and any recipe that I can get to help me eat more of it is a winner! Thanks for the idea.

Mohan Kumar from UK on August 25, 2012:

I love Zucchini and I love fritters ... What a great combo! Thanks for the recipe.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on August 25, 2012:

These look so cool and sounds so good. I just published a couple zucchini recipes last weekend. We got 'em coming out our ears.

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on August 25, 2012:

These look great and I think I'll try your recipe tomorrow as I have some zucchinis that I need to use up. Thanks for the recipe.

Voting up, sharing and pinning.

Sasha Kim (author) on August 25, 2012:

Wonderful Bill, I would love to know what you think. My husband is the same as you, but he enjoyed them (especially dipped in ranch). Thanks for stopping by ^_^

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 25, 2012:

I gotta tell you, I'm not a big fan of zucchini....but I would eat it this way. Great recipe and presentation. I'll let you know how I like it.

Sasha Kim (author) on August 25, 2012:

Thanks Shelley! Let me know what you think ^_^ I'm obsessed. I've never tried pumpkin fritters. Do you have a hub on them?

Shelley Watson on August 25, 2012:

Sound very interesting with Zuccini, usually I do pumpkin fritters. Will try this recipe though. Up, interesting and useful

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