Zucchini Fritters with Feta and Dill

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These crispy zucchini fritters make a wonderful starter or side dish, and they’re a delicious way to use up your summer zucchini.

The word fritter usually conjures up something heavy and deep-fried, but these zucchini fritters are as light as can be. Serve them as a light vegetarian meal or mezze (small plate) with tzatziki and a Greek salad, or as a side dish to any Mediterranean-style fish, chicken or lamb dish.

What you’ll need to make Zucchini Fritters

ingredients for zucchini fritters

How to make Zucchini Fritters

Begin by shredding the zucchini on a box grater or in a food processor.

shredded zucchini

Transfer the zucchini to a fine mesh strainer, then toss with the salt to draw out the liquid.

shredded zucchini in strainer

Let the shredded zucchini sit for about ten minutes, and then use your hands to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. As you can see, there will be a lot of liquid.

strained and squeezed zucchini

Whisk the eggs in a medium mixing bowl.

whisked eggs in bowlAdd the zucchini, scallions, dill, feta, garlic, and pepper.

adding the feta, scallions, dill, garlic, salt and pepper to bowl

Mix well.

mixed zucchini mixture

Sprinkle the flour (or corn starch) and baking powder over top.

sprinkling flour and baking powder over zucchini mixture Stir again until evenly mixed.

finished zucchini fritter mixture in bowl

Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet, and then drop the batter into the pan. Pan-fry until golden brown on both sides.

pan-frying the zucchini fritters

Drain the zucchini fritters on paper towels.

draining zucchini fritters on paper towels

Serve warm or room temperature with lemon wedges.

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Zucchini Fritters with Feta and Dill

These crispy zucchini fritters make a wonderful starter or side dish, and they’re a delicious way to use up your summer zucchini.

Servings: 12 Fritters

Ingredients

  • 1 pound zucchini (about 2 medium), trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced or pressed through a garlic press
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (or cornstarch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more if necessary
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Instructions

  1. Shred the zucchini on the large holes of a box grater or in a food processor fitted with the shredding disk. Transfer the zucchini to a fine mesh strainer and set over a bowl. Toss the zucchini with the salt and let it sit for 10 minutes. Wring all of the excess liquid out of the zucchini with your hands, then set aside.
  2. Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Mix in the dried zucchini, scallions, dill, feta, garlic and black pepper. Sprinkle the flour (or corn starch) and baking powder over mixture and stir until uniformly incorporated.
  3. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Drop 2-tablespoon sized portions into the pan, then use the back of a spoon to gently press the batter into 2-inch-wide fritters. Pan-fry until golden brown on both sides, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer the fritters to a paper towel-lined plate. Add a bit more oil to the pan if necessary, then repeat with the remaining batter. Serve warm or room temperature with lemon wedges.
  4. Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The cooked fritters can be frozen for up to 3 months. Reheat them on a cookie sheet in a 200°F oven until heated through.

Nutrition Information

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  • Serving size: 2 fritters
  • Calories: 152
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Sodium: 288 mg
  • Cholesterol: 73 mg

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Reviews & Comments

  • Off the chart delicious!! I was roasting garlic for another recipe so popped in 2 roasted cloves. This is a total keeper

    • — Judy B on September 30, 2021
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  • These were fantastic! I baked them instead of frying them (always trying to cut down on the calories) – brushed them on both sides with a little olive oil and placed on a baking sheet, turning over once when browned. These were as good as what I had in Greece!

    • — anthony merolla on September 9, 2021
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  • Hi Jenn – These are delicious! I’d like to know – can they be baked like your potato latkes?

    • — Leslie on August 21, 2021
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    • Glad you like them. 🙂 Unfortunately, they can’t be baked — sorry!

      • — Jenn on August 23, 2021
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      • 400 degrees, 20-25 minutes, flip half way. Brush each side first with olive oil and spray the pan or use parchment paper.

        • — Tracey Eisenberg Holmes on September 15, 2021
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  • Another great recipe! A nice way to use up those garden fresh zucchini without resorting to zucchini bread. I served these with a relish made of cucumbers, mint & a little seasoned rice vinegar. Everyone enjoyed them!

    • — Judy on August 11, 2021
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  • Amazing as always Jenn! I didn’t have feta so I used grated parmigiano reggiano and the fritters still tasted great.

    • — Ellen on August 10, 2021
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  • These sound amazing, but I am on a Keto diet. Can you think of a Keto replacement for the flour/corn starch?

    • — ROBIN on August 5, 2021
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    • Hi Robin, another person following the keto diet mentioned that she used almond flour. I haven’t tried it myself but I think it should work. Please LMK what you think if you try them!

      • — Jenn on August 9, 2021
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  • These fritters were crispy and delicious. Even my husband commented on how good they were (even cold!)

    • — Jude on August 3, 2021
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  • I made these for dinner tonight and we loved them…such a great way to use up my zucchini

    • — Lois on July 27, 2021
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  • Simple and so good! The feta was a great addition.

    • — Renée on July 25, 2021
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  • Yummy yum yum. Made exactly as said, and was so flavorful and moist! Surprisingly filling after a few. I enjoyed mine dipped in kimchee mayo for a little zing. Will make again!

    • — Delci on July 24, 2021
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