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Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters are an appetizer made with zucchini and corn, fried to a crispy golden brown and dipped in a homemade seasoned sour cream.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Zucchini Fritters
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12 fritters
Calories 182 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com



  • 2 large zucchini, grated (about 4 cups) and well-drained
  • 1 can corn kernels, drained
  • 1/2 small white or yellow onion, grated and drained of liquid
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper



  1. Trim the ends off the zucchini and shred on a grater. Remove excess water from zucchini by wrapping in a paper towel and tightly squeezing. Wrap it in another paper towel if there is any remaining liquid in the zucchini. (You want to make sure to get as much moisture out of the zucchini as you can.)

  2. Add the drained zucchini to a large mixing bowl.

  3. Add drained corn, drained onion, garlic, cheese, eggs, flour, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Using a 3 tablespoon ice cream scoop, add fritter batter to the pan in batches of 3 or 4. (Don't overcrowd the pan). Flatten the tops, so that each scoop is about 3 inches wide and as thick as a fluffy pancake.

  5. Cook the fritters for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until the fritters are a deep brown, but not burned. Repeat with the remaining batter. Place the cooked fritters on a paper towel-lined plate to serve immediately. As you are cooking the fritters, make the dipping sauce.


  1. In a medium bowl mix sour cream, salt, pepper, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Set in the fridge to chill while you finish cooking the fritters.