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Zucchini Corn Fritters

Zucchini corn fritters are made with two fresh summer favorites for a crispy, cheesy, all-around irresistible side dish! 
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy side dish, fritter recipe, side dish, summer side dish, zucchini corn fritter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 11 servings
Calories 92kcal
Author Kasey Schwartz

Ingredients

  • 2 cups zucchini grated with skin on
  • 1 cup corn cooked corn kernels or canned sweet corn
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cheddar mild or sharp, grated
  • 1 medium garlic clove minced
  • ¼ cups green onions or chives chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon vegeta seasoning or seasoned salt

Instructions

  • Grate the zucchini and transfer to a fine mesh strainer. Season with salt and let stand for 15-30minutes. Remove the liquid (as much as possible) by squeezing it out with hands or cheesecloth (or linen cloth does the job very well).
  • Transfer zucchini to a large bowl and add all the rest of the ingredients. Mix to combine with a spatula.
  • Heat a little cooking oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add about 1 heaping tablespoon of batter to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until crispy and golden brown. If you want more uniform shapes, spread out the batter quickly with the back of the spoon and even out the edges into round shape. A wooden spatula helps with that quite well. Cook fritters in batches and keep warm in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until ready to serve.
  • Serve warm with parsley or green onions, sour cream or ketchup.

Notes

  • Try to squeeze as much as possible liquid out of zucchini, this will ensure the fritters are not soggy and crisp.
  • You can also add 1 teaspoon of baking powder to make them slightly thicker and even more crisp but it is not essential.
  • Smaller fritters cook better and crispier than thicker ones. 1 tablespoon makes one small crispy fritter.
  • Corn - you can use sweet corn, frozen corn or freshly cooked (grilled, baked or boiled) corn on the cob and cut the kernels off.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg