Baked zucchini fritters recipe #sidesmatter

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Jeannine L posted in BBQ
8w ago

This recipe is my favorite for using up the bounty of zucchini my garden provides every year. Many fritter recipes instruct cooks to grate the zucchini and onions and then squeeze out the liquid - I always feel like I'm squeezing out a bunch of nutrients when I do that, so I don't. (Note: I've only been able to get away with this when I'm using fresh zucchini - I've found that I DO need to squeeze the liquid out of frozen, grated zucchini, or I end up with a runny mess!).

Β A light, tasty addition to your future cookout (or any other meal, for that matter)!


Baked Zucchini Fritters

An easy and delicious way to use up some of the harvest.



  • 2 large zucchini, grated (about 2 cups). Note – If using frozen, grated zucchini, you may want to squeeze out excess liquid
  • 1 small onion, grated or finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 - 2/3 (or more) cups of plain panko
  • 1 tbsp. Mrs. Dash (Original flavor)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Olive oil (for baking)


  1. Preheat oven to 425ΒΊ F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with olive oil.
  2. Mix everything together in a bowl. Add panko until the batter reaches a consistency somewhere between pancake batter and cookie dough.
  3. Using a quarter-cup measuring cup, scoop out portions of the mixture and place them on the cookie sheet - flatten them out as you go. You should end up with 12 or so fritters - don't be tempted to go bigger, as the larger size makes them more difficult to flip later (I know from hard experience!).
  4. Spray the top of each fritter with olive oil. Bake 20 minutes, then flip the fritters and cook an additional 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Comments (26)

  • These sound really good! I could just eat these for dinnerπŸ˜€

      2 months ago
    • Thank you. I have done that on occasion - sometimes I eat so many, there's no room for anything else! πŸ˜†

        2 months ago
    • Welcome! I bet it is easy to do with how good they sound.

        2 months ago
  • I don't like zucchini, but I think I would try this! Let's wait for our garden's zucchinis! πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

      2 months ago
    • It doesn't really taste like zucchini, which makes it nice for the anti-zucchini crowd. Wait until I post my first kitchen failure (my first failure POST, not my first literal failure - I've had plenty of those, one of which involved a visit...

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        2 months ago
    • Then that's great! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I love food failure posts! πŸ˜‚ Can't wait!

        2 months ago
  • Looks delicious!

      2 months ago
  • Such a good idea. Zucchini supply always outstrips demands; we need hacks.

      2 months ago
    • Yep, there aren't enough doorsteps to leave "presents" on in my neighborhood - plus most of my neighbors have their own crops coming in! πŸ˜†

        2 months ago
    • Relatable!

        2 months ago
  • Wooow amazing 😍 & thank you 😍

      2 months ago