What to Do With Your Zucchini Harvest

Kid-Friendly Zucchini Fritters

A gift from the school garden, on crazy hair day.

A gift from the school garden, on crazy hair day.

I’m kind of surprised that I’ve never posted this one before, considering that I’ve made it half a dozen times. I came up with this recipe a few years ago when the school sent home a massive zucchini from the garden. What does someone do with a 3-foot zucchini? Fritters.

Fritters are a surprisingly easy way to offload massive quantities of zucchini, and they work equally well with more manageable quantities.

When the garden starts to go wild, give these a try.

Zucchini Feta Fritters

Serves 12
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Allergy Egg, Wheat
Meal type Appetizer, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Serve Hot
These fritters are crunchy on the outside, feta-tangy on the inside.


  • 6 zucchini (average size, shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • .25 cup cornstarch
  • 6oz feta (crumbled)
  • 6 green onions (chopped)
  • .5 cup coconut oil (for frying)


Step 1
Toss the grated zucchini with salt. Place in colander with heavy weight on top to drain as much liquid from the veggies as possible. Some recipes say 10 minutes, but I think it takes at least 30 to really dry out.
Step 2
Mix all remaining ingredients. If the mixture is still too soupy, add extra flour by tablespoons.
Step 3
Melt coconut oil over medium-high heat. Scoop fritter mix into the hot oil. Press into a flat patty.
Step 4
Cook until golden brown on both sides, 2-3 minutes. Drain on paper towel.
Step 5
Serve warm.


Weekend-MostThe Assistant stuckĀ out his thumb, horizontally. “It’s not like this [thumbs up] like bacon, but it’s also not like this [thumbs down] like gross stuff, like fish. It’s kind of, you know, asi-asi.” And then he ate an entire three-inch fritter.

The fritters aren’t hard to make, but they do take a while to drain of their moisture. Unless I plan ahead and grate the zucchini the night before (always a possibility), it’s not the sort of recipe that I always have time for on a weeknight.


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One Response

  1. I make zucchini fritters now and again. I like them with tzatziki. Maybe that could help to move the thumb toward the upward position? I mean, it’s still not bacon-level good, of course. But what is?

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