Cheesy Zucchini Fritters | Mid-Week Dinner

The perfect midweek dinner – delicious Cheesy Zucchini Fritters served with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce!

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

You know those nights when you just can’t be bothered cooking? Umm yep, they happen here ALL THE TIME!! I love baking, but when it comes to dinner, my cooking inspiration pretty much always falls by the wayside. So it makes perfect sense that these easy zucchini fritters are my saviour on those nights.

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

They take no time at all to prepare and then it’s just a matter of cooking them up in a frying pan… while scrolling mindlessly through Facebook on your phone (please tell me I’m not the only only who does that!?).

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

You’ll need to cook your zucchini fritters in batches, so make sure you’ve preheated your oven to keep them deliciously warm.

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

You can eat these zucchini fritters all on their own and they’re seriously good. But come on… who wants good when you can have great!? Add a dollop of sour cream and a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce to the top and OMG… bliss! Just bliss!!

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

This is also a really great recipe for using up zucchinis. If you have your own vegetable garden and grow zucchinis you’ll totally know what I mean. I swear one day you have no zucchinis at all and then the next day your garden is overflowing with the hugest zucchinis ever. What is with that!!?? Why can’t they just be a nice normal size??

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

Oh and if you want to boost the veggie factor, you can always add in a tin of corn as well. Zucchini and corn go together as beautifully as strawberries and cream… or milk and cookies. You get what I mean, right?

So tell me… what are your favourite quick and easy dinner recipes for nights when you just really can’t be bothered!?

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

The perfect midweek dinner - delicious Cheesy Zucchini Fritters served with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce!
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Course: dinners
Cuisine: Fritters
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 fritters
Calories: 100kcal

Ingredients

  • 400 g zucchini approx 3-4, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 70 g (1/2 cup) self raising flour
  • 40 g (1/2 cup) parmesan finely grated
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 2 tsp minced garlic optional
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 2 tbs olive oil

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Place grated zucchini into a colander and add the salt. Mix around.
  • Leave for 10 minutes (this will help the liquid to come out) then squeeze out all of the excess liquid (it's really important to get it all out!).
  • Place the zucchini into a bowl.
  • Add the self-raising flour, parmesan, egg, garlic and season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir until well combined.
  • Heat 1 tbs of the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Place tablespoons of the mixture into the pan.
  • Flatten out with a spatula and cook for 2 minutes on either side or until golden and crispy.
  • Repeat with remaining mixture.

Thermomix Method

  • Place roughly chopped zucchini into the TM bowl. Grate by pressing Turbo 5-10 times or until coarsely grated.
  • Place grated zucchini into a colander and add the salt. Mix around. Leave for 10 minutes (this will help the liquid to come out) then squeeze out all of the excess liquid (it's really important to get it all out!).
  • Place the parmesan cheese into the TM bowl and grate on Speed 10 for 10 seconds.
  • .Add the self-raising flour, egg, garlic, zucchini and season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix on Reverse, Speed 5 for 10 seconds.Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 5 seconds.
  • Heat 1 tbs of the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Place tablespoons of the mixture into the pan.
  • Flatten out with a spatula and cook for 2 minutes on either side or until golden and crispy.
  • Repeat with remaining mixture.

Notes

*You might like to place the cooked fritters into an oven set to 120 degrees celsius while you cook the following batches.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 9.3mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

12 thoughts on “Cheesy Zucchini Fritters | Mid-Week Dinner”

  1. jayne says:

    Have been looking for a good zucchini fritter recipe Lucy! yours look lovely and thin and crispy, will have to give them a go!

  2. John & Heather says:

    Just had them for lunch, WOW, they were very tasty, will have them again soon, has sucess with this one

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Fantastic!!!! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

  3. Nicole @ The Builders Wife says:

    Do you think I could try these with coconut flour? We don’t eat wheat, but these look so yummy, I don’t know if I can say no xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I think you definitely could! You might just need to change the quantity slightly xx

  4. Julie Jenkins says:

    Very easy and practical to do. Loved the hint add corn in revenue. I’ll definitely be making this! Thanks!!

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