How to Make Crispy Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini fritters are a delicious and easy-to-make savory breakfast, snack, or healthy meal. Packed with vegetables and a crispy texture, these fritters are perfect for any time of day. Ready in less than 30 minutes, they are easily made gluten-free and vegan/dairy-free.

– zucchini – whole wheat flour – baking powder – dried basil – garlic powder – salt & black pepper – egg – milk – fresh corn or frozen  – Parmesan cheese – vegetable oil or olive oil

Recipe Ingredients

Place a small colander over a medium bowl. Toss the grated zucchini with ½ teaspoon of salt and place in the colander to "sweat" for 10 minutes. Wrap the zucchini in a kitchen towel or paper towel and squeeze dry.

Recipe Instructions

In a medium bowl, whisk together the whole-wheat flour, baking powder, dried basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add egg, milk, drained zucchini, corn, and Parmesan cheese, and whisk just until combined.

Recipe Instructions

In a large skillet, add 2-3 tablespoons of oil and warm over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, use a ¼ measuring cup to portion the fritter batter into the hot skillet.

Recipe Instructions

Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the underside of fritters starts to turn golden brown. Using a spatula, flip fritters and gently press down to flatten them. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, until cooked through.

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Transfer cooked fritters to paper  towel-lined plate to drain excess oil. Repeat with remaining batter.  Garnish fritters with fresh basil (if using) and serve with basil aioli.

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