Summer's Just Fritterin' Away

Zucchini season is upon us, and neighbors often drop by with harvested zucchini and yellow squash to share. Here is a favorite recipe for zucchini fritters, which look a lot like potato latkes, except without the potato. A tasty, easy option if you are trying to get your kids to eat more veggies and use the bounty of your garden too. Plain yogurt works just as well as a condiment with these as sour cream.  


  • 1 lb of zucchini (about 2 medium sized), coarsely grated
  • Kosher salt or regular if you don't have kosher
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • ½  cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ c Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp baking soda, oregano, basil, garlic powder
  • ½  cup olive oil
  • Sour cream or plain yogurt


1 Salt the zucchini with about 1 teaspoon of salt. Try to remove the excess moisture from the zucchini by either squeezing the liquid out with a potato ricer, or by squeezing with paper towels. (Letting it sit in a colander in the sink to let it drain for 10 minutes after salting it, gets a lot of the moisture out for you.  If you have too much moisture it makes the fritter batter too thin.  You can add a little more flour but too much flour makes the fritters heavy.)
2 Whisk egg in a large bowl; add the zucchini, flour, cheese, baking soda, spices, scallions, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Mix to combine well.
3 Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook fritters in two batches. Drop six mounds of batter (2 Tbsp each) into the skillet. Flatten slightly. Cook turning once until browned, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle with salt. Repeat with remaining batter.
Serve immediately, with sour cream or plain yogurt on the side.  Makes 6 fritters.
Some delicious options:
  • add a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese topped with a slice of fresh tomato.  
  • Use salsa, corn relish or other topping as a garnish
  • Add a spice of your choice to the sour cream or yogurt for variety.  I like a little curry or dill.
  • Serve with some chunks of fresh veggies and ranch dip or a tossed salad

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