greek zucchini fritters recipe

Greek zucchini fritters recipe

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Prep Time

40 minutes

Cooking Time

30 minutes



Zucchini fritters are a popular Greek vegetarian dish (known as ko-lo-ki-tho-ke-fte-des). They are packed with amazing herbs and spices. They make a healthy appetizer, side dish, light meal or even a quick snack. These delights are guaranteed to be a favourite with everyone.

Zucchini fritters are normally accompanied by your favourite dipping sauce, traditionally tzatziki (yogurt and cucumber dip). Not to mention a perfect side dish with an ice-cold beer or ouzo.


  • 1 zucchini (large)

  • 1 carrot

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 2 white onions (medium size)

  • 1 chilli (mild)

  • mint (fresh bunch)

  • 1 tablespoon Italian herbs (dry)

  • 1 tablespoon paprika (mild)

  • 3 fresh eggs

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup of soda water

  • salt & pepper (to taste)

zucchini fritters


  • Grate zucchini. carrot and onions into a large bowl.
  • Chop chilli & mint finely and add to zucchini, carrot and onion mixture.
  • Crush garlic cloves, adding to mixture.
  • Add Italian herbs, paprika, baking powder, salt, pepper, 3 eggs and half a cup of flour to mixture.
  • Mix ingredients thoroughly adding additional flour (as needed).
  • Add half a cup of soda water to the mixture.
  • Keep mixing ingredients until mixture firms up, adding additional flour if required.
  • Cover bowl with clear plastic & refrigerate overnight or for at least 3 hours (mixture will rise and firm up).
  • Uncover bowl and mix ingredients until mixture loosens up.
  • Add canola oil to a deep frying pan (heat on high).
  • Scoop the mixture with a spoon once the oil begins to sizzle.
  • Cook scooped mixture for up to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Once cooked place on a paper towel to soak any excess oil (4-5 minutes).
  • Repeat process until you have cooked all the mixture.
  • Squeeze half lemon over fritters (optional).
fritters recipe

Garnish Greek zucchini fritters.

Dice 1 large ripe tomato spreading over fritters. Add additional fresh chopped mint ensuring you spread evenly.

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