Zucchini Fritters Healthy Recipe

These zucchini fritters are unbelievably easy to make, low calorie, and the perfect way to sneak in some veggies!

Simply grate your zucchini, drain them completely using a dish cloth, and throw them in a bowl with all of your other ingredients. From there, scoop them right out onto a hot skillet, flattening them up to resemble a pancake. Flip, cook, serve. Easy enough, right?

Zucchini Fritters

  • Prep Time 15 minutes
  • Cook Time 10 minutes
  • Total Time 25 minutes
  • Yield 4 servings


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Instructions

  1. Place grated zucchini in a colander over the sink. Add salt and gently toss to combine; let sit for 10 minutes. Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain zucchini completely.
  2. In a large bowl, combine zucchini, flour, Parmesan, garlic and egg; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Scoop tablespoons of batter for each fritter, flattening with a spatula, and cook until the underside is nicely golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side, about 1-2 minutes longer.
  4. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size
  • Servings Per Container 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 185.4 Calories from Fat 108
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat 12.0g 18%
  • Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%
  • Trans Fat 0g 
  • Cholesterol 101.9mg 34%
  • Sodium 728.9mg 30%
  • Total Carbohydrate 11.9g 4%
  • Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
  • Sugars 4.6g 
  • Protein 8.6g 17%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

This dish will give you nearly 3 servings of vegetables per portion! And the zucchini provides vitamins A and E while the cheese provides fat to help your body absorb these vitamins. Double win!

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