Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fritters

If you’re looking for a delightful way to enjoy zucchini, these Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fritters are just the ticket. With their golden-brown exteriors and tender interiors, they make for an irresistible snack or appetizer. These fritters strike the perfect balance between savory and crispy, making them a hit among both kids and adults alike.


  • 2 medium zucchinis, grated and drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Place the grated zucchini in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Let it sit for about 15 minutes, then squeeze out the excess moisture using a clean kitchen towel.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the drained zucchini, grated Parmesan cheese, flour, minced garlic, beaten eggs, chopped parsley, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the zucchini mixture for each fritter and carefully drop it into the skillet, flattening it slightly with a spatula. Cook until the fritters are golden brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer the cooked fritters to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  6. Serve the Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fritters warm, garnished with additional chopped parsley if desired.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes about 12 fritters

These Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fritters are the perfect way to enjoy zucchini. With their crispy exterior and tender interior, they’re a delightful snack or appetizer.

Nutrition information: Calories per fritter – 82, Fat – 5g, Carbohydrates – 5g, Protein – 4g

Whether you’re trying to sneak more veggies into your diet or just craving a tasty treat, these Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fritters are a winner. The combination of freshly grated zucchini, savory Parmesan cheese, and aromatic garlic creates a delightful medley of flavors in every bite. The crispy texture adds an addictive crunch that’s hard to resist.
What makes these fritters truly special is the balance of ingredients. The zucchini provides a mild and slightly sweet base, while the Parmesan cheese brings a rich umami taste that complements the zucchini’s freshness. The garlic adds a pleasant kick, and the touch of black pepper rounds out the flavor profile beautifully.
Crafting these fritters is a breeze. The grated zucchini, once drained, forms the heart of the mixture. As you combine it with flour, eggs, and seasonings, you’ll notice how the ingredients harmonize into a cohesive batter that’s ready for sizzling in a skillet. The result? Gorgeous fritters that boast a golden hue and a satisfying crunch.
Serve these fritters as an appetizer at your next gathering, and watch them disappear in no time. They pair wonderfully with a cooling dip, such as tzatziki or marinara sauce, enhancing both the taste and the experience. Enjoy the process of making these Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fritters and relish the smiles of satisfaction they bring to those who enjoy them.