Crispy Zucchini Fritters

Simple pan-fried zucchini fritters with cheese, herbs and spices.


  • 34 medium zucchini, shredded (about 2 ½ cups)
  • ½ + ¼ teaspoon coarse salt, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 12 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes or ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons oil


  1. Place shredded zucchini and ½ teaspoon salt in a large mixing bowl. Allow to sit 10 minutes. Place zucchini in a large kitchen towel, wrap it up and twist, and squeeze water into the sink. Once zucchini is mostly dry, place it back into the mixing bowl. Stir in remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, eggs, breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast flakes and herbs and spices until thoroughly combined.
  2. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet or nonstick skillet to medium-high heat. Form zucchini mixture into a patty and place in the hot oil. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side, until each side is browned and crispy. Repeat with remaining zucchini mixture.
  3. Serve with spicy mayo (4 Tbsp. mayo + 2 tsp. Sriracha).


Cooking Tip: Be sure the pan is hot before adding the zucchini batter to it.


Keywords: easy, healthy, dairy free, nutritional yeast, patties, without cheese

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