Crispy Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

Beth Pierce


Crispy Cheesy Zucchini Fritters are a quick and easy family favorite. These fritters are over the top with crispy edges and buttery Gouda cheese. A delectable way to use up those summer garden zucchini.


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20 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 4 c
    shredded zucchini
  • 1 tsp
  • 2/3 c
  • 2
    large eggs beaten
  • 1/3 c
    sliced green onions
  • 2
    cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 c
    gouda cheese shredded
  • ·
    vegetable oil
  • ·
    sour cream
  • ·
    chopped fresh parsley

How to Make Crispy Cheesy Zucchini Fritters


  1. Place one cup of zucchini in a colander in the sink and sprinkle with salt. Layer another cup of zucchini and sprinkle salt. Repeat until all the zucchini is salted. Let it sit 1-2 hours. Using a clean large bowl; push the bottom of it into the colander squeezing the liquid out of the bottom of the colander. Do this several times squeezing as much liquid as possible out of the bottom of the colander.
  2. Transfer zucchini to a large bowl. Add flour, eggs, green onions, garlic, onion powder, cayenne and Gouda. Stir until the mixture is combined.
  3. Heat 4-6 tablespoons vegetable oil in large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot add 1/4 cup (about the size of a small pancake) of the zucchini mixture to the skillet. Cook 3 minutes: pressing down with the back of a spatula. Flip and cook an additional 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to paper towels.
  4. Serve warm with sour cream and fresh parsley.

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About Crispy Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern

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