Zucchini-Corn Fritters


Crispy and light zucchini-corn fritters make for a great lunch, appetizer, or side dish with dinner.

Zucchini Corn Fritters

Happy Labor Day!!  I hope you are enjoying the day off with family and friends.  I also hope your weather is better than ours.  It is in the mid 90’s here!  That isn’t go outside and have fun weather, that is hide inside where there is air conditioning weather.  On Friday they even cancelled school, because of the heat.  I have never seen that happen before!  A spontaneous 4 day weekend was awesome though, don’t get me wrong :)

Zucchini Corn Fritters

I am sure you already have your menu planned for today, but you have to add these into your week at the very least.  I made these zucchini-corn fritters the other day for lunch, with no intention of sharing them with you.  But they were so good, I immediately got out the camera to take a few pictures.  Something magical happens when you mix the fresh zucchini with the sweet corn.

Zucchini Corn Fritters

I am not sure I have ever really had a fritter before, especially not in this shape.  I believe I tried a corn fritter once at a restaurant, but it was a ball of dough.  This was light, crisp, and a perfect use of the end of summer produce.  Zucchini corn fitters would make for a great light lunch or side dish with dinner.  I have used all the zucchini from my garden, but I am debating about adding it to the grocery this for this week, so I can make these again!

Zucchini Corn Fritters

Yields 4

Crispy and light zucchini corn fritters make for a great lunch, appetizer, or side dish with dinner.

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 large zucchini, shredded and squeezed to remove liquid (about 2 cups packed, after the liquid is removed)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 ears corn, kernels removed (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • canola oil for frying


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic, saute for 3 minutes or until the onions are starting to soften. Add the corn, and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl mix together cornmeal, flour, baking soda, salt and pepper. In a 1 cup measuring cup mix together buttermilk and the egg until well combined. Add sauteed veggies, zucchini, and the buttermilk mixture to the cornmeal. Mix until everything is combined.
  3. Wipe your skillet clean. Pour in enough canola oil to just coat the bottom of the pan. Once hot, scoop about 1/4 cup of the fritter batter into the pan. I fit 4 in my pan. Let cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel lined plate. Immediately sprinkle with salt.
  4. Continue cooking the fritters. You may need to add more oil as needed.


Slightly adapted from Tracey's Culinary Adventures




  1. Scrumptious – a perfect labor day treat!
    Mary x

  2. These sound like such a delight! Love this recipe!

  3. We are stuck inside too. Tons of thunderstorms. No thank you. These look yummy! Happy Labor Day!!!

  4. Love these fritters, especially the fact that you added cornmeal to them!

  5. These look so gorgeous! I absolutely love corn fritters, and I bet the courgette was a great addition :)

  6. Wow – cancelling because of the heat!? That NEVER happens in Virginia :)

    These fritters look delicious!

  7. I love corn fritters, and the addition of zucchini!

  8. Oh those look so scrumptious, I want!! =D

  9. These fritters look fabulous, Erin! What a great end of summer recipe to use the fresh produce available and make it into something delicious. I’ve got to try these!

  10. These look yummy!! I love corn and zucchini, so I bet these are just awesome.

  11. Oh these do look yummy Erin! We’re having hot with a promise for hotter weather this weekend- not ready for fall just yet, I guess.. 😉 I’m hoping to pick up more corn at the farmers market this weekend 😉

  12. I made corn fritters for the first time several months ago and they were quite tasty. Love the addition of zucchini!

  13. I love corn fritters and with zucchini now that sounds tasty!

  14. These zucchini corn fritters sound amazing!! I will definitely be trying these bad boys out soon! Mmm!

  15. End of summer in a fritter! People keep bringing extra zucchini into work, so I’ll have to grab one and make these fritters.

  16. I’ve never made anything like this with my zucchini. I think I have been missing out!

  17. Hi! I wanted to let you know I included this recipe in my harvest recipe roundup. Thanks! http://dashandapinch.com/2013/09/harvest-recipe-roundup/


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