August 15, 2022

Zucchini Corn Fritters

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These Zucchini Corn Fritters are a wonderfully crispy-crunchy bite! So much flavor and perfect for summer. Easily made gluten free, too!


And when there are so many ways to zucchini, it might just be the best season.

Feeling carby? zucchini blueberry muffins understand,

Feeling zoodle-y? Zucchini noodles with pesto fried eggs will be so tasty!

Feeling like you need a little crispy-crunch? These fritters are your match made in heaven.

They’re kind of like my baked zucchini fritters but friend, because YUM and with a little nod to my Summer zucchini noodle pasta salad where I discovered that zucchini + corn?



Ingredients Needed

In the summertime, warmer weather calls for light, crispy and delicious appetizers that the WHOLE family will enjoy! I love cooking up a batch of paleo cauliflower tater tots or perhaps some golden brown broccoli bites and dipping and dunking them in ALL the sauces. They are perfect for sharing with your crew, and today’s zucchini and corn fritters are just as addictive, golden and delish! They are light and crispy, made with good-for-you ingredients, and SO flavorful. On top of all of this, these fritters are also SO easy to throw together! Adults and kids alike are going to love them, so cook up a batch at your next get together! Here’s what you will need to make them:

Zucchini OnionSaltFresh CornFresh Mozzarella Cheese, gratedParmesan Cheese, gratedFresh ParsleyGarlic, mincedLemon ZestAll Purpose or GF 1:1 flourBaking PowderLarge EggAvocado Oil
a stack of Zucchini Corn Fritters on a plate

How to make Zucchini Corn Fritters


Place the grated zucchini and onion onto a large kitchen towel. Sprinkle it with salt and let it sit while you work. Cut the kernels off the corn with a sharp knife and place them into a large bowl. Add the cheese, parsley, garlic and lemon zest to the corn. 

Wring it Out

Roll up the zucchini and onions into the kitchen towel and do your best to wring out as much moisture as possible. 


Add the zucchini and onion to the corn mixture and stir until well combined. In a small bowl, combine the flour and baking powder and then stir it into the veggie mixture. Finally, stir in the egg until everything is well incorporated.


Pour a thin layer of oil into a large pan and heat it to medium high. Drop the fritter batter into the oil by scoops. Cook for a few minutes on each side or until they are crispy and golden brown. Transfer the cooked fritters to some paper towel to remove excess oil and cool a bit. 


Serve them up and enjoy!

Top Tips for Making Recipe for Zucchini Corn Fritters

Wring out as much water as you can: Put some muscle into it when wringing out excess water from the zucchini! The more water you get out, the crispier your fritters will be.Use fresh corn: For the best results, I recommend using fresh corn cut straight from the cob. It’s more flavorful than frozen corn.Make sure they are golden brown: Resist the urge to turn the fritters too soon. Make sure the bottom side is nice and golden brown before flipping them to the other side. Fry Them: I don’t recommend baking these fritters as frying them will ensure a much crispier and more flavorful result!
Zucchini Corn Fritters arranged on a plate with lemon wedges

Recipe Variations

Feel free to play around with this recipe to suit your dietary needs and preferences! If you want to put a Mexican spin on these zucchini corn fritters, feel free to add in a Mexican seasoning as well as a Mexican cheese blend. If you need them to be vegan zucchini and corn fritters, simply omit the cheese altogether as well as the egg and try a flax egg and some vegan cheese instead. I’ve never tried this so I cannot guarantee good results, but let me know how they turn out for you if you do! 

Serving Suggestions

Now that you’ve got a plate of hot and crispy fritters, it’s time to devour them! They are delicious served with sour cream and would be just as fabulous dipped in avocado dip or honey mustard dip to add some fun flavors to the mix.


Although the fritters will lose some crispiness if you don’t enjoy them immediately after cooking, they still make tasty leftovers. I recommend storing them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or a freezer style zip lock bag in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

a Zucchini Corn Fritter being dipped into sour cream

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Zucchini Corn Fritters

These Zucchini Corn Fritters are a wonderfully crispy-crunchy bite! So much flavor and perfect for summer. Easily made gluten free, too!Course DinnerCuisine AmericanPrep Time 20minutesCook Time 20minutesTotal Time 40minutesServings 11FrittersCalories 85kcalAuthor Taylor Kiser


3CupsZucchini,grated (about 2 large zucchini)2/3CupOnion,diced3/4tspSalt,divided1CupFresh corn(about 1 large ear)1/3CupMozzarella cheese,grated1/3CupParmesan cheese,grated6TbspFresh parsley,minced1/2-1TbspGarlic,minced (depending how much you like Garlic )1/2tspLemon zest1/2CupAll purpose or GF 1:1 flour(67g)1tspBaking powder1Large egg,whiskedAvocado oil,for frying


Place the grated zucchini and onion on a large kitchen towel and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of salt. Let sit while you prep the other ingredients (let it sit for at least 10 mins)
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Use a sharp knife to cut the kernels off the corn and place into a large bowl.
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Add in the cheese, parsley, garlic and lemon zest.
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Wrap the zucchini and onion in the kitchen towel and wring out as much water as you can. Put some muscle into it and do it a few minutes because the more water you get out, the crispier the fritters.
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Add the zucchini mixture into the bowl and stir.
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In a small bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder, then stir into the zucchini mixture. Stir in the egg until well mixed.
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Heat a thin layer of oil on medium heat and drop the fritters by scant 1/4 cup scoops, using the spoon to press out about 1/3 inch thick.
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Cook until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and blot off excess oil.
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Serve with dip or sour cream and DEVOUR!
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Calories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 3.6gSaturated Fat: 1.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 290mgPotassium: 196mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 2.2gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 3mg

For This Recipe, I recommend:

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Mixing Bowls
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Cheese Cloth (for Straining)
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Fry Pan

Avocado Oil
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Published Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 08:36:00 +0000