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zucchini fritters

Zucchini Fritters with Bacon

Zucchini Fritters are studded with bacon and fried until perfectly golden and crispy. Served with sour cream and lemon wedges, they are the ideal healthy snack or appetizer.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Zucchini Fritters
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 fritters
Calories 109kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 cup very finely chopped cooked bacon
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt divided use
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup green onions very thinly diced
  • 2 tablespoons very finely chopped dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  • Sour cream
  • Chopped bacon
  • Sliced green onions
  • Lemon wedges


  • Place the shredded zucchini in a large colander and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt on top. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • After that, squeeze all of the excess water out of the zucchini, and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Place the drained zucchini in a large bowl and add the bacon, flour, baking powder, remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt, pepper, eggs, onion powder, dried Italian herbs, vinegar, garlic, green onions, and dill. Stir until a batter forms.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Take 2 tablespoon-size mounds of the fritter mixture, form a fritter, slightly flatten with your hand, and place in the hot oil.
  • Cook the fritters for 3-4 minutes per side, or until they're golden brown and crispy.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
  • Add toppings, and serve warm with lemon on the side.



Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg