Crispy Zucchini Fritters

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Simple pan-fried zucchini fritters with cheese, herbs and spices.


  • 3-4 medium zucchini, shredded (about 2 ½ cups)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons oil


  1. Place shredded zucchini and ½ teaspoon salt in a large mixing bowl. Allow to sit 10 minutes. Place zucchini in a large kitchen towel, wrap it up and twist, and squeeze water into the sink. Once zucchini is mostly dry, place it back into the mixing bowl. Stir in remaining salt, eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese, herbs and spices until thoroughly combined.
  2. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet or nonstick skillet to medium-high heat. Form zucchini mixture into a patty and place in the hot oil. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side, until each side is browned and crispy. Repeat with remaining zucchini mixture.
  3. Serve with spicy mayo (4 tablespoons mayo + 2 teaspoons Sriracha).


Cooking Tip: Be sure the pan is hot before adding the zucchini batter to it.