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Crispy Zucchini Fritters Recipe (Low-Carb)

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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.

Fresh Zucchini Fritters Recipe

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)

  • Zucchini
  • Egg
  • Almond flour (you can also use all-purpose flour)
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Fresh chives
  • Freshly parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil

How to Make Zucchini Fritters

Add a thin layer of cooking oil to the frying pan.

grated zucchini

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.

frying zucchini batter

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.

fritter frying

Remove the fritter from the oil and let it drain and cool on a paper towel.

Fresh Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Serve with our delicious Yogurt-Dill dipping sauce (listed in recipe box) or sour cream.

Fresh Zucchini Fritters Recipe

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.

Fresh Zucchini Fritters Recipe

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.

Fresh Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Fresh Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Crispy Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Published By Jill
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.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 64 kcal


Zucchini Fritters

  • 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

Dill Sauce

  • 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.


Serving: 10gCalories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 47mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 137IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 1mg
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Could you substitute the ricotta cheese for cottage or cream cheese? My family isn’t particularly fond of ricotta.5 stars

Going to try this. Always make them stuffed and this looks delicious.

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.

where are the numbers? calories, carb count? fat count?

Just added the nutrition info in the recipe box.

How could these be adapted for an air fryer? Cooking in hot oil doesn’t do it for me. 

Love the zucchini fritters! Can’t wait to try some of your other recipes!!5 stars

Can you substitute all purpose flour for the almond flour?


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.

Do you really need the ricotta? Can you make it without it?

Sounds so good can’t wait to try 

Made them tonight and they were delicious!!!5 stars

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.

My family love this recipe, I use regular flour. They are delish!5 stars

Regular flour = all purpose flour = AP flour.


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