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a white platter filled with crispy Italian zucchini fritters

Crispy Italian Zucchini Fritters


Transform your farmer’s market finds into these Crispy Italian Zucchini Fritters. The perfect blend of spices, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a touch of bread crumbs make these fritters tasty and tender on the inside and super crunchy on the outside!


  • 2 medium zucchini, grated
  • oil for a shallow fry
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Grate the zucchini on a box grater.
  2. Squeeze out as much water as possible using any of the techniques mentioned in the post.
  3. Heat enough oil for a shallow fry to medium.
  4. Place the grated zucchini in a bowl.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients.
  6. Mix well. 
  7. Using a spoon or scoop, place equal amounts of the fritter mixture into the heated oil.
  8. Flatten just a touch. (the thicker the fritter, the longer they will have to fry)
  9. Allow to fry on one side for at least 4 to 5 minutes.
  10. Flip.
  11. Fry for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  12. Remove and place on paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  13. Garnish with a touch of salt.
  14. Serve warm and ENJOY!


See post for tips. Also, read post on how to make gluten-free zucchini fritters and how to prepare this recipe using an air fryer!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Side Dish
  • Method: Easy


  • Serving Size: 2 fritters

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