Easy Zucchini Fritters: A Zucchini Recipe Your Kids Will Eat!

Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster

Many years ago, I learned how to make these easy zucchini fritters.  Want to know why?  Because zucchini is cheap in the summer but my family hates it!  Seriously.  They make gaggy noises and scrunch their noses up every time I try to put zucchini on their plates.  I have tried a lot of zucchini recipes over the years and hiding zucchini in some sort of bread product is the only way they will eat it.  During the summer when there is so much zucchini, I make a lot of zucchini bread, muffins, and these easy zucchini fritters.  I figure they are still getting plenty of veggies, right?  I am just hiding them creatively in a form they will actually consume without too much complaint!

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Easy Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Zucchini fritter recipes are really fairly simple.  You need to shred the zucchini (I keep the skin on and just wash it well).  You will have to squeeze out the excess liquid from the zucchini fritters or they will end up way too wet and soggy.  You need to add a flour/egg mixture to the shredded zucchini and then you can get creative with add-ins like shredded cheese, spices, garlic, etc.  I love adding Parmesan cheese to these easy zucchini fritters and then shred some additional over the top once I go to serve them.

You will need to be patient as these zucchini fritters cook….don’t turn the heat up too high.  You will need to let them cook for a bit to dry out the batter. I have a tendency to be very impatient and they can end up a bit soggy if you take them off the griddle too early. This summer, I will be scouring the Internet for more zucchini recipes but I think I will have to stick with ones that allow me to hide the actual zucchini from my family.  If you have any tried and true zucchini recipes you think they will like, please let me know!

Easy Zucchini Fritters Recipe. If you are looking for zucchini recipes, this is one the family will love!

Easy Zucchini Fritters

Yield: 8 fritters

Easy Zucchini Fritters

Easy Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Looking for zucchini recipes your family will enjoy? These easy zucchini fritters will be a hit.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (1 medium zucchin)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/8 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • butter or olive oil for frying
  • to serve: chopped green onions, sour cream, additional shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Squeeze excess water from the shredded zucchini
  2. Place into a bowl and add remaining ingredients. Mix until combined
  3. Heat griddle over medium heat. Add a bit of butter or olive oil if desired
  4. Drop 1/4 cup amounts onto the hot griddle
  5. cook until golden brown on the bottom and the batter is starting to look dry on top.
  6. Flip and continue cooking until the other side is brown
  7. Remove and serve with chopped green onions, sour cream and additional Parmesan cheese if desired.


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  1. I'm going to try the fritters. From looking at the ingredients it seems it won't be too bad on calories either!
  2. I have not done anything with zucchini in a long time! This looks GREAT! I love zucchini in just about anything this would be perfect!
  3. I have never tried fritters like this, my family loves zucchini bread but I think they would also love the fritters. It would be a great way for my daughter to get more veggies!
  4. This looks like a fantastic dish for kids, loving the color of it and how "fun" it really looks. I am betting kids will totally eat these fritters UP!
  5. These look delicious! My kids aren't a big fan of zucchini either but I bet they'd try these!

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