This delicious zucchini fritters recipe is unbelievably easy to make, low carb, and they are the perfect way to sneak in some extra veggies! Perfect as a side dish, light lunch or simple snack, these crispy fritters are a great way to use up leftover zucchini.
Pair these zucchini fritter with Keto Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip with Blue Cheese.
Crispy Zucchini Fritters Recipe
During summer, zucchini becomes readily available. Besides making zoodles and other shaped noodles, zucchini fritters make a scrumptious side dish. Pan fried and golden brown, the zucchini fritters make a great side dish. These fritters are packed with nutrients, low carb and absolutely delicious with the perfect amount of salty flavor with a crispy crunch.
(full amounts in recipe box below)
- Almond flour (you can also use all-purpose flour)
- Ricotta cheese
- Grated parmesan cheese
- Fresh chives
- Freshly parsley
- Salt and pepper
How to Make Zucchini Fritters
Add a thin layer of cooking oil to the frying pan.
Shred the zucchini and then mix it with egg, almond flour, ricotta cheese, chives, and parsley. Salt and pepper to taste. Combine the fritters well.
Drop a large zucchini mixture into the hot oil and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until it is golden brown and crispy.
Remove the fritter from the oil and let it drain and cool on a paper towel.
Serve with our delicious Yogurt-Dill dipping sauce (listed in recipe box) or sour cream.
Are Zucchini Fritters Keto
When you use a keto friendly oil and a keto friendly dipping sauce, these zucchini fritters are keto friendly. Because it uses almond flour instead of using traditional flour, the net carbs are kept low.
How do You Get Excess Water Out of Zucchini?
Once the zucchini has been grated use clean hands to squeeze the extra water from the zucchini. Another way to get rid of the extra water in the zucchini is to place it in a sieve and press it with a spoon. This will cause the extra water to be forced out. Then place the zucchini on paper towels in order to dry up the rest of the water.
Why are My Fritters Soggy?
Fritters that are soggy are not tasty. If you find that your zucchini fritters are soggy, it could be for one of 2 reasons. One reason that the fritters are soggy can because the oil was not hot enough when you started to cook the fritters. This will cause the fritters to sit in the oil for longer than it needs to be and this allows it to soak up more oil. The other reason the fritters may be soggy is that you did not get the excess water out of the zucchini before making the fritter.
Crispy Zucchini Fritters Recipe
- 1 Zucchini
- 1 Egg beaten
- 1/3 cup Almond flour
- 1/2 cup Ricotta cheese
- 3 Tbsp parmesan cheese grated
- 1 Tbsp Freshly chopped chives
- 1 Tbsp Freshly chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Keto friendly oil for pan frying
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 coves minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons fresh dill or 1/2 tsp dried dill
- Heat a thin layer of keto friendly cooking oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Shred the zucchini well.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded zucchini, egg, almond flour, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, chives, parsley as well as salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine well.
- Drop large tablespoons of the zucchini mixture into the heated oil in the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
- Remove the fritters from the oil, and place on a towel lined plate to drain and cool.
- Serve with your favorite keto-friendly dipping sauce such as ranch or sour cream.
Dill Sauce Ingredients
- Make the dill sauce by mixing the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and dill together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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20 comments on “Crispy Zucchini Fritters Recipe (Low-Carb)”
Maybe silly question but is it 64 calories per one fritter or for all 10?
Made these tonight and I ate more than I likely should have before bed with dill pickle hummus
My family love this recipe, I use regular flour. They are delish!
Regular flour = all purpose flour = AP flour.
I made this exactly as directed and they were very good. however, the fritters are very moist and I didn’t find that they stayed crispy for long.
Definitely be sure to keep them small and thin so they have a chance to get crispy. The first few I made were too big.
When I make again I will add some cornstarch to help them get super crispy.
New at this Keto, low carb style of eating. I also do not fry many foods. Would rice flour help make them crispy as well? I have both brown rice flour and white rice flour in my pantry. Thank you In Advance for your time and for writing this review!
Made them tonight and they were delicious!!!
Sounds so good can’t wait to try
Do you really need the ricotta? Can you make it without it?
These zucchini fritters look delicious! But I’d love it if you could provide nutritional value for this recipe.
Just added the nutritional value in the recipe box.
Can you substitute all purpose flour for the almond flour?
Love the zucchini fritters! Can’t wait to try some of your other recipes!!
How could these be adapted for an air fryer? Cooking in hot oil doesn’t do it for me.
where are the numbers? calories, carb count? fat count?
Just added the nutrition info in the recipe box.
Sounds lovely and I’ll try it but first I need to know how much grated zucchini I need. Zucchinis come in a wide range of sizes. Thanks!
I used a medium sized zucchini.
Going to try this. Always make them stuffed and this looks delicious.
Could you substitute the ricotta cheese for cottage or cream cheese? My family isn’t particularly fond of ricotta.