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

  • Hi Jenn,

    Absolutely love all your recipes. Can you tell me if I can use oatmeal flour instead of regular white flour.

    • — Lena on January 25, 2021
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    • Hi Lena, Do you have cornstarch? If so, I’d use that. I’ve never worked with oatmeal flour, so I can’t say for sure how it will impact these, but because the recipe calls for a pretty small amount of flour, I suspect you could get away with it. Please LMK how they turn out! 🙂

      • — Jenn on January 25, 2021
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  • My husband and I LOVE these! They’re now a staple in our home. 🙂

    • — Laura-Jeanne on January 24, 2021
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  • Delicious! Made these several times!

    • — Julie on January 9, 2021
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  • What would be a some good desserts to have with a Mediterranean type of dinner?

    • — Heather on January 8, 2021
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    • Hi Heather, I don’t have any traditional Mediterranean desserts, but the first thing that comes to mind is something lemony. You can check out several options here. Hope that helps!

      • — Jenn on January 9, 2021
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      • I wouldn’t have thought of that. I love it! Very helpful, thank you! I remember once you had a blog post about an outside family get together you hosted that had Greek food I think. Can you please give me the link to that?

        • — Heather on January 9, 2021
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        • Hi Heather, I don’t remember a post I had related to just Greek food – I’m sorry! Here is a link to all of my Middle Eastern recipes which include all the Greek options. Hope that helps!

          • — Jenn on January 11, 2021
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  • These are delicious, I have made them a few times. I grate mature cheddar into them instead of feta, only because my daughter doesn’t like it. But they are perfect and tasty each time. I go very generous with the black pepper as we like a nice peppery kick. Yum.

    • — judy on November 17, 2020
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  • I made this quick, easy, and tasty recipe. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Had leftovers for breakfast added maple syrup.

    • — G. Turner on November 16, 2020
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  • Delicious!!!

    • — Karolynne on October 11, 2020
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  • The fritters were very tasty, but were more like pancakes (soft) than fritters (crispy). I did make the batter about 2 hours before I fried them. Do you suppose that’s why they were not crispy?

    • — Cassandra on September 29, 2020
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    • Hi Cassandra, I don’t think making the batter ahead would’ve made a difference. I suspect the heat on your stove was just a bit too low. If you make them again, up the heat just a touch.

      • — Jenn on September 29, 2020
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  • Kind of bland. I made with queso fresco and cilantro because that’s what I had, otherwise I followed the recipe. If I were to make them again I would use roast garlic for deeper flavor and or maybe some worcestershire or maggi seasoning. Lemon zest or some mustard might be tasty. An aioli would be a good sauce.

    • — Kim on September 17, 2020
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    • I think it’s the dill that makes them as tasty as they are, but I don’t think I’d add Worcestershire seasoning as that would completely change what they are supposed to be like. Hope they turn out better for you next time.

      • — judy on November 17, 2020
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  • Excellent recipe! Turned out absolutely delicious and relatively easy to make, and once they were in the pan, and I got into the “groove”

    • — Marina on September 8, 2020
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  • Delicious! Definitely a do over!

    • — Mel on September 3, 2020
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  • I’m not one to comment on recipes I try. In fact, this is probably the first time. But we tried the fritters last night and they were delicious! I wish I had made a double batch. The fresh dill, feta and garlic really upped the flavor profile!

    • — Shelly Walker on September 2, 2020
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    • You’re right Shelly. That’s my experience with the flavors.

      • — G. Turner on November 16, 2020
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  • 1st time making this recipe and was yummy!
    Will definitely make again! Keeping/saving

    • — DEbbie BEZAZIAN on August 29, 2020
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  • It came out really good! I tried other recipes in the past but they weren’t as good as yours 🙂

    I substituted 2 teaspoons of dried dill with 2 tablespoons of fresh dill. Next time I’ll use the fresh one as you suggested!

    God bless you

    • — Kasia on August 23, 2020
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  • Made these just now as my garden has been producing zucchini …. they are excellent and more importantly, to me, they were super easy. I did add two more cloves garlic. I also love that Jenn provides freezing methods.. because I doubled recipe.

    • — Susan S on August 21, 2020
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  • We made these tonight and they are amazing. My husband is not a lover of vegetables and he even liked them!! The only change we made was to add more garlic.
    I love that you add in your instructions that you can freeze them. Thanks for adding that comment.

    • — Susan Clayman on August 20, 2020
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  • How many cups of shredded zucchini did you use?

    • — Grace Marie DelRocco on August 19, 2020
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    • Hi Grace, I think you’ll need approximately 2.5 cups of shredded zucchini. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on August 19, 2020
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  • I just finished making and eating the Fritters….OMG so delish!!
    The next time I will be making 2 batches, one wasn’t enough! I didn’t grow dill this year and looked for fresh dill in the stores, after 3 stores and coming up empty , decided to use dried. Next year will be planting some dill for sure!! Thank you Jenn 🙂

    • — Jeanne on August 13, 2020
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