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Zucchini Fritters Recipe with Feta

Better grab one quick, because these Zucchini Fritters with Feta won’t last long!  These fritters are a delicious way to eat your veggies that will please kids and adults alike.  This Zucchini Fritters recipe is sure to become a staple.

Some of you might remember that early last year I went through a period where I was conscious of watching my carb intake.

It is no secret that I love carbs.

I don’t have an issue with sweets, but give me bread, crackers or chips, and I’m going to indulge way more than I should.

When I did this, I lost about 18 pounds in a relatively short time frame.

Photo of ingredients in prep bowls for Zucchini Fritters.

And I kept it off, with exercise, until Thanksgiving.

In the months between Thanksgiving and my sons birthday in February, life got crazy. I got sick from a mold issue that we didn’t discover until it was too late in a home we were staying in.

I stopped working out.

And I let myself go on celebration yumminess.

Photo of zucchini being salted and drained in preparation to make a zucchini fritter recipe.

I assumed it was merely holiday weight and it would work itself out once my diet returned to normal and I started exercising again.

Oh but no! (Thank you, being over 45.)

Since I’m uncomfortable with the weight gain, I’ve decided to get serious about keeping my carbs lower.

I find that when I focus on sufficient (but not high) protein, a ridiculous about of vegetables in my diet, and good fats, I am less hungry.

And I almost never get hangry when I eat this way.

Photo of dry ingredients for a Zucchini Fritters Recipe in a bowl.

The good news is that there are so many ways to make low-carb eating delicious and as comforting as traditional comfort foods.

This Zucchini Fritters Recipe is the perfect example!

Photo of ingredients for Zucchini Fritter Recipe being mixed together in a bowl.

 

Photo of eggs, almond flour, salt and baking powder being mixed into Zucchini Fritters.

With salty feta and a crispy crust topped with Tzatziki Sauce, this is going to be one that you crave time and again.

Tip For Making Zucchini Fritters:

Like all fritters, these Zucchini Fritters can be a little tricky to cook. The key is to have your pan on about medium. (Depending on your stove and pan.) You want them to start firming up and the edges to show browning before you attempt to flip them.

When you are ready to flip, carefully nudge your spatula under the fritters and then quickly flip.

If they fall apart slightly, just reshape them with the back of the spatula.

Photo of Zucchini Fritters being cooked in a cast iron skillet.

Frequently Asked Questions About Making this Zucchini Fritters Recipe:

  • Can Zucchini Fritters Be Frozen?

Yes! You can freeze Zucchini Fritters. To do so, place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet until frozen and then transfer to a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. Alternatively, you can freeze the fritters in a freezer-safe container using parchment paper to separate the layers.

  • Can Zucchini Fritters Be Make Ahead?

Yes, this Zucchini Fritters Recipe may be made ahead of time. You can either form the fritters and cook just before serving, or cook them ahead of time. They may be served warm or cold.

  • Can You Bake Zucchini Fritters?

Yes, you may bake these Zucchini Fritters for 25 to 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Flip after 15 minutes. For a crisper crust, spray with oil prior to cooking.


I’ve cooked my Zucchini Fritters in Organic Valley Grass-Fed Ghee, which I got as part of my #shiftconlovepackage. (Truth be told, I’ve been using Organic Valley’s Ghee for several years and already had some in the pantry.)

Photo of Organic Valley Ghee

What is Ghee?

Ghee is butter that has been simmered over low heat to separate and remove the milk solids. The process of making ghee is similar to that of making clarified butter, but ghee is cooked longer. Ghee is cooked until the milk solids start to caramelize, which gives it its luscious nutty aroma.

What are the Benefits of Ghee?

  • Ghee has a higher smoke point than butter, making it an excellent option for high-heat cooking. The smoke point of ghee is close to 500 degrees.
  • Since the milk solids have been removed, it has little to no lactose or casein. Some people who have lactose sensitivities can tolerate ghee.
  • Ghee does not need refrigeration.
  • Excellent source of medium- and short-chain fatty acids, which are associated with reduced risk of heart disease.
  • Grass-fed ghee is a good source of CLA, which is believed to be anti-inflammatory.

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Zucchini Fritters Recipe with Feta

Photo of prepared Zucchini Fritters Recipe with Feta on a white plate.

Zucchini Fritters Recipe with Feta

Better grab one quick, because these Zucchini Fritters with Feta won’t last long!  These fritters are a delicious way to eat your veggies that will please kids and adults alike.  This Zucchini Fritters recipe is sure to become a staple. Gluten Free, Low Carb and Keto-Friendly

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Healthy

Servings: 4

Calories: 178 kcal

Author: Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini or 1 large, grated
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt divided
  • 3 ounces feta optional
  • 4 scallions sliced thin
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped chives
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup almond flour or gluten free flour blend
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • Ghee for frying or oil
  • Tzatziki Sauce for serving

Instructions

  1. Place zucchini in a colander placed over a plate. Sprinkle well with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and allow to sit for 20 minutes.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine zucchini, feta, scallions, jalapeno, chives and garlic. 

  3. Stir to combine and then add egg, almond flour, baking powder, remaining salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

  4. Heat ghee in a large skillet. Using 1/4 cup measure, drop mounds into skillet. Press to flatten. 

  5. Cook 7-10 minutes per side, until crisp, adding more oil as needed. 

  6. Drain on paper towels and serve with Tzatziki sauce.

Recipe Notes

Variations for this Zucchini Fritters Recipe

  • Substitute cilantro for the chives.
  • For a lower carb and kept friendly option, choose Homemade Baking Powder.
  • Add in 1/2 cup corn kernels to make zucchini corn fritters.

Serving Suggestions for Zucchini Fritters

  • Make Zucchini Fritter Gyros – Make your fritters smaller – about a tablespoon.  Place Zucchini Fritters, chopped tomato, chopped red onion and chopped lettuce in gluten-free pita bread. Top with tzatziki sauce.
  • Serve with a Greek Salad or in a Greek Salad Wrap.

Nutrition Facts

Zucchini Fritters Recipe with Feta

Amount Per Serving

Calories 178 Calories from Fat 108

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12g 18%

Saturated Fat 4g 20%

Cholesterol 59mg 20%

Sodium 846mg 35%

Potassium 519mg 15%

Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%

Dietary Fiber 2g 8%

Sugars 4g

Protein 9g 18%

Vitamin A 12.2%

Vitamin C 31.4%

Calcium 25.4%

Iron 8.7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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