Skip frying and baking and make zucchini fritters in your air fryer instead. These zucchini fritters are crispy outside and tender inside, perfect for a weekend breakfast, snack, appetizer or side dish. Plus – they’re only 3-4 WW points for two fritters!Jump to Recipe
These easy zucchini fritters are my new favorite side dish! They’re light and you can still get some feta cheese in there. There’s a little crunch, a little salty, a little cheese – they’re so good!
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What are zucchini fritters made out of?
- zucchini – each zucchini makes 4 patties
- flour – you could swap out almond flour if you’re going keto or low carb
- large egg
- reduced fat feta – you could also add in some parmesan cheese
- fresh chives – you can also use the tops from green onions
- seasonings: garlic (I use minced but you could also use garlic powder), dill (I love to use fresh herbs when I can), sea salt & black pepper
How do you make air fryer zucchini fritters?
Zucchini fritters are easy to make – here’s the steps:
- Shred Zucchinis on a box grater (I partially peeled so you could still see some green) and squeeze out excess liquid with a cheesecloth. Do this a couple of times to get out as much moisture as you can! If you don’t have cheesecloth – use a clean kitchen towel. Paper towels will not work for this!
- Add zucchini, flour, breadcrumbs, egg, feta, onion, chives, garlic, fresh dill, salt and pepper to a bowl and mix together with a spatula.
- Make 8 patties with the zucchini mixture and lay out on a cutting board.
- Place the patties in the freezer for 15 minutes
- Put zucchini patties in the air fryer basket and spritz lightly with olive oil spray
- Air fry at 350 for 5 minutes
- Flip patties and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until brown.
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Why are my zucchini fritters soggy?
If you’ve got soggy zucchini fritters you most likely didn’t squeeze enough water out. Zucchini hold a lot of water – so squeeze away! Again – be sure to use cheesecloth or a kitchen towel. No paper towels here – they just sog and fall apart.
How do you keep zucchini fritters crispy?
Making sure you have as much moisture out is the first step. After that – if you want them to crisp up in the air fryer – you can spritz with olive oil or a little cooking spray. That helps a great deal with the browning process.
Why are my zucchini fritters falling apart?
Again – it goes back to the moisture. If you have a loose batter – you can add more flour, breadcrumbs and cheese.
Can you freeze zucchini fritters leftovers?
Yes – be sure to use an airtight container. I like these glass meal prep containers – I use them for everything because they go from fridge to freezer to microwave so easily!
Can you reheat zucchini fritters?
Yes – and the best way to reheat them is – THE AIR FRYER!!!! If you microwave them, they’re just going to be soggy – but the air fryer makes them super crispy and tasty! I heat them for about 4-5 minutes at 350.
What to dip zucchini fritters in?
These air fryer zucchini cakes do have feta in them – so they’d be great with a tzatziki sauce (greek yogurt, cucumber, dill) – but I made some of my famous Jalapeno Ranch dressing and it was delicious!
What can you serve with Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters?
These fritters are great because they take 10-15 minutes – which is about the same as most proteins! Here are some of my favorites:
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Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters
- 2 zucchini partially peeled, grated
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs fresh
- 1 egg
- 2 oz reduced fat feta
- 1/4 cup onion grated
- 2 tbsp fresh chives
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp fresh dill chopped
- 1 tsp coarse sea salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Peel about half the skin off the zucchini keeping some for the green color.
- Grate zucchini and onion on a cheese grater
- Place zucchini and onion in cheesecloth or in a kitchen towel and squeeze the water out. Once you give it a good squeeze – open and loosen – then squeeze again.
- For the breadcrumbs, I just broke up 2 slices of bread and placed in the blender to chop up. These were fewer points than regular breadcrumbs – but you can use either.
- In a mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients with a spatula
- Make 8 patties with the mixture and lay on a cutting board. Place in freezer for 20 minutes.
- Remove patties from freezer and place in air fryer. Spritz lightly with olive oil.
- Air fry at 375 for 5 minutes. Flip, spray with OO and air fry additional 7-10 minutes.
- Serve with Tzatziki or Ranch
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