Keto zucchini fritters are easy cheesy, crispy patties made of cheese, eggs, and grated zucchini. They are a delicious light keto dinner or side dish. Bonus, these zucchini fritters that are very similar to pancakes are also gluten free, and ready in 20 minutes so keep reading to learn more!
Yes! In fact not only are zucchini fritters low-carb, but they are perfectly keto-friendly with as low as 2.7g of net carbs per serving!
This easy zucchini fritters recipe is crispy, delicious, and ready in 20 minutes using only a few wholesome ingredients.
Let me explain what you need and how you can adapt this recipe, just in case there are a few ingredients you are missing to make these low carb zucchini fritters:
This keto zucchini fritters recipe is not only gluten-free, low carb and keto, it is also vegetarian!
Zucchini is a wonderful keto vegetable to make so many keto casseroles like my alfredo zucchini casserole or pizza casserole. However, zucchinis are 95% made of water and therefore, it can release a lot of liquid into your dish if you don’t prepare them well. This would ruin your keto fritters!
Let me explain the 4 simple steps to follow to make crispy zucchini fritters that are not watery.
First, choose firm, fresh zucchini, green or yellow squash are perfect. For this recipe, you need about 2 small zucchinis or 1 large one. Then, grate the zucchini as finely as you can. You can use a food processor with the thinnest grater attachment or a hand grater.
That is the most important step to create crispy fritters. There are many techniques to drain a zucchini. Some people like to press the grated zucchinis in a sieve or simply squeeze them with their hands. But let me tell you something, this is not enough to extract all of the 95% of water in the zucchinis.
The best method, the one that results in crispy fritters is the towel method. Place the zucchini in the center of a clean towel. Then, gather the four corners of the towel with one hand and hold the zucchinis with the other hand.
Turn and squeeze as hard as you can, placing a bowl under the towel to gather all the liquid. You can discard the liquid or reuse as a vegetable broth.
Always measure the zucchini after squeezing all the water out. You can pack the grated zucchinis into a measuring cup or weight with a scale.
On a keto diet, we like to know exactly how many carbs each keto zucchini pancake contains. The best way to make even patties is to scoop the batter using a measuring cup.
One zucchini fritter uses 1/4 cup of fritter batter and contains 2.7g net carb.
First, scoop the batter with the measuring cup. Then, transfer the batter into your hands and shape a lovely round patty. It would not be thin at this point that is fine.
Drop the patty into the hot oil. After 1 minute, start to gently flatten the fritter with a spatula.
Finally, when the sides of the fritters are dry and set, flip the fritter with a spatula. Keep pressing the fritter with the spatula to flatten into a thin disc of 0.5 mm (0.02 inches).
There are 6 necessary steps that make these zucchini pancakes crispy:
Keto zucchini fritters can be served as a side dish to grilled meat, fried eggs or as a light dinner with some delicious toppings like:
Any fritters leftover can be frozen in an airtight container or store in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can rewarm fritters in a sandwich press, hot non-stick frying pan or oven at 180C (350F), on a baking tray covered with parchment paper.
Yes, you can bake fritters on a baking tray covered with a lightly greased parchment paper. But be aware that this recipe would not be crispy if baked and I do not recommend baking them for a crispy fritter.
If you really want to try this option, bake your fritters at 200C (400F) for 15 minutes, flip and bake for 15 more minutes.
If you need more low carb recipes to use your summer zucchini, I have plenty of keto zucchini recipes for you to try:
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