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Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Crunchy, crispy, and perfectly seasoned, these zucchini fritters are a wonderful way to get in more veggies! They’re easy to make and oh so delicious!
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I’m someone who hoards zucchini. I bring a whole bunch home and usually use it up over time in a variety of dishes. I’m talking zoodles, zucchini tots, chocolate and zucchini muffins, you name it. If it can be made with zucchini, I’ve made it.

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One of my family’s favorite ways to eat zucchini is in the form of fritters.
These fritters are:

Perfectly textured. They are crunchy and crispy on the outside. And when you bite into them, you can feel softened veggies in the middle.
Customizable! Zucchini and scallions make for a delicious combination. But you could add shredded carrots or even peas. Maybe even some fresh garden peppers. Yum!
A great way to sneak in veggies. Now, I’m not someone who needs to sneak in veggies for my family, but I can add certain veggies that maybe my kids wouldn’t eat otherwise.

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Tips And Tricks For Delicious Zucchini Fritters

DRAIN YOUR SHREDDED ZUCCHINI
If you shred your zucchini and directly add it into your fritter mixture, you’ll have a soggy mess. No crispy, crunchy fritters. Wrap your shredded zucchini in cheesecloth and give it a good squeeze.

WAIT FOR YOUR PAN TO GET HOT
Another important thing to keep in mind if you’re looking for crispy fritters – don’t cook in a warm pan. You want your fritters to sizzle once they hit the pan.

FLATTEN AS YOU GO
You want your fritters to resemble mini pancakes. That’s why you’ll want to flatten them once they go in the pan. Otherwise, you could have an uncooked, soft lump in the middle.

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These zucchini fritters are absolutely delicious and would make for the perfect afternoon snack!

How to make these Scrumptious Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters

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Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters

Crunchy, crispy, and perfectly seasoned, these zucchini fritters are a wonderful way to get in more veggies! They’re easy to make and oh so delicious!
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Course: Appetizer, brunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 portions
Calories: 165kcal

Equipment

  • Crater
  • Wooden spoon
  • Strainer set
  • Large bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini, (aprox 1 pd)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup halloumi cheese, grated (4oz)
  • 2 springs green onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp flour, for gluten free, I use cassava flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • light olive oil, for frying

Instructions

  • Coarsely grate the zucchini.
  • Place the zucchini in a colander set over a bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of salt. Let it stand for 10 minutes and release juice
  • With your hands or a wooden spoon squeeze out as much liquid from the zucchini as possible. Transfer the zucchini to a large bowl.
  • Add the flour, eggs, green onion, baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper, stir until combined. 
  • Fry on medium heat with 1 tbsp of olive oil. I like to use a nonstick frying pan, as it allows to use less oil. When the oil is hot, scoop about 2 tbsp of your mixture into the pan and flatten a bit.
  • Cook the zucchini fritters for 2 to 3 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes. 
  • Serve the zucchini fritters topped with sour cream and sliced scallions.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 823mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 429mg | Iron: 1mg

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