Low-Carb Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Are you on a mission to limit or avoid refined carbs? Try these low-carb zucchini fritters. Made with coconut flour instead of breadcrumbs, they're ideal for gluten-free diets, too. One recipe makes eight fritters, but you can easily double the ingredients to make a bigger batch. Enjoy!

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Things You'll Need

  • 3 medium zucchini

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for sweating zucchini

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut flour

  • oil

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Step 1

Wash and dice the zucchini.

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Step 2

Add the zucchini to a food processor. Pulse until shredded, scraping down the sides as needed.

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Step 3

Transfer the zucchini to a strainer or colander, then place in a large bowl. Lightly salt the zucchini and let sit (or "sweat") for 20 minutes, tossing occassionally. The salt will help draw the excess moisture out of the zucchini.

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Step 4

Wrap the zucchini in a paper towel or clean cloth. Firmly squeeze the zucchini to remove more moisture, repeating with additional paper towels as needed.

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Step 5

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs.

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Step 6

Combine the shredded zucchini, eggs, garlic, spices, coconut flour and Parmesan cheese in a large bowl.

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Step 7

Stir well. If the mixture is too watery, add more coconut flour, one tablespoon at a time.

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Step 8

Warm oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Form 1/4 cup scoops of zucchini mixture into small patties. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Repeat with the remaining mixture, adding more oil as necessary.

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Serve warm and with sour cream, scallions and more parsley. Enjoy with greens or on their own.

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