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All Recipes, Tapas / May 26, 2023

EASY Zucchini Fritters Recipe | Quick & Crispy Zucchini Fritters

These Zucchini Fritters are filled with flavors, have a light crispy texture and come together in under 30 minutes. Serve them as a tapas appetizer or even as a main course, next to some roasted potatoes and a bottle of Spanish wine.

Zucchini Fritters
To make this recipe I used 2 zucchinis that where small to medium in size. You can also use 1 large one if you prefer. Either way, once you shred the zucchini, you want to salt it and let it rest for a couple of minutes. This will remove any excess water, which will help give your fritters that crispy texture.

Zucchini Fritters
I served these zucchini fritters next to a very simple spicy garlic aioli. Which really takes these fritters to the next level. What gives the aioli that spicy kick is the hot smoked Spanish paprika. You can also use chili powder if you like.

Zucchini Fritters

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Make sure to cook the fritters in batches to not over-crowd the pan. To keep the fritters warm while you cook the rest of them. Just add into a preheated oven at its lowest setting. You can make the batter ahead of time and cook the fritters when ready.

Zucchini Fritters

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:
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Zucchini Fritters
5 from 2 votes

EASY Zucchini Fritters + Spicy Garlic Aioli

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 437 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork



  • 2 zucchini (small to medium in size)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour 60 grams
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup club soda 90 ml
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley 8 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  • 1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise 120 grams
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp hot smoked Spanish paprika 2.50 grams
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 5 ml
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 15 ml
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 120 ml


  1. Cut off 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) from the ends of each zucchini, using a box shredder finely shred the zucchini, transfer the shredded zucchini into a colander with a bowl underneath, season with sea salt, set aside

  2. Add the flour into a large bowl, make a well, crack in the egg and whisk, add in the club soda and mix everything together until there are no lumps, add in the onion finely chopped, the garlic roughly chopped, the parsley and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together until well mixed

  3. Using a wooden spoon, push down on the shredded zucchini, to remove any of the excess water, then add into the bowl with the batter and mix together

  4. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil (1/2 cup / 120 ml)

  5. Once the oil is hot but not smoking, add in spoonfuls of the batter, all in a single layer and evenly spaced out (cook in batches), fry for 2 minutes per side or until golden fried, then remove from the pan and transfer over a wire rack with paper towels underneath

  6. To make the spicy garlic aioli, add the mayonnaise into a bowl, finely grate in the garlic, add the hot smoked Spanish paprika, lemon juice and olive oil, then season with a kiss of sea salt & black pepper, whisk together until well mixed

  7. Transfer the aioli into a serving plate and decorate the zucchini fritters around the aioli, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
EASY Zucchini Fritters + Spicy Garlic Aioli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 24g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 263mg11%
Potassium 352mg10%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 690IU14%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Ewa

    Hi Albert. What can replace club soda with?

    09 . Sep . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Beer is always great! But you can also use seltzer water, sparkling water or even tonic water, Much love 🙂

      09 . Sep . 2023
  2. Gwen Simmons

    5 stars
    Had these for dinner last night with sliced tomatoes. May be my favorite way to eat zucchini. Added Tabasco sauce and greek yogurt to the aoli. Loved this!

    06 . Aug . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      06 . Aug . 2023
  3. Torsten Schmidt

    5 stars
    Do you eat these warm or cold?

    14 . Jul . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Typically warm, but you can serve them chilled if you like! Much love 🙂

      16 . Jul . 2023
  4. Peter Sz

    Hi Albert, I love your recipes. Do you think this would work with wholemeal flour?

    28 . May . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Absolutely! Much love 🙂

      28 . May . 2023
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  6. Iris Pema

    Thank you 👍

    26 . May . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Much love 🙂

      27 . May . 2023
  7. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use vegan mayo i love zucchini sooooooooooo much i never had zucchini fritters before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    26 . May . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      27 . May . 2023

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