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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 is abundant in the garden, and this recipe comes together so quickly. Not to mention it tastes great! Even my three-year-old 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

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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.