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Easy Zucchini and Corn Fritters

Julia | The Yummy Bowl
These Easy Zucchini Corn Fritters are crispy, cheesy, super flavorful and a great meal prep idea for a weekday dinner night. They are loaded with zucchini, corn, bell peppers, and seasonings and served with sour cream and green onions. This recipe is the perfect make-ahead candidate and fritters freeze beautifully.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 fritters


  • 2 ½ cups fresh zucchini grated with skin on
  • 1 cup corn cooked fresh corn kernels or canned sweet corn
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cups gluten-free flour blend if using or all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese mild or sharp, grated
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper diced
  • ¼ cups chives chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon vegeta seasoning or bouillon cube
  • good quality olive oil or avocado oil for cooking


  • Medium grate the zucchini with a box grater and transfer it into a linen cloth on top of a fine-mesh strainer. Season generously with salt and let stand for 15-30 minutes. Remove the liquid by wrapping the linen around the zucchini and squeezing the excess moisture out as much as possible. This way fritters will be crispier.
  • Transfer shredded zucchini to a large bowl and add eggs, corn, cheddar, bell pepper, chives, garlic, and seasoning. Mix to combine.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add about 2 tablespoons of batter to the pan and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until crispy and golden brown. Transfer to a large plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess liquid. Cook your first fritter and taste for seasoning. Add more salt and pepper to the batter if needed.
  • You will need to do this in batches ensuring fritters don’t touch each other. Don’t forget to wipe down the pan each time before the next batch and add new oil if needed.
  • Keep the fritters warm in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until ready to serve.
  • Serve warm with more chives, parsley, sour cream or ketchup.


Keyword zucchini and corn fritters, zucchini corn fritters
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