These keto zucchini fritters are extremely easy to make, low in carbs, and family-friendly. Zucchini parmesan patties are delicious served warm with sour cream, fantastic for meal prep, and the perfect low carb snack for summer.
Zucchini fritters are one of my favorite dishes, and I’ve been making them for years now. This recipe is slightly adapted from the classic recipe I used before keto. You’ll see that instead of flour I use coconut flour and xanthan gum.
You can either pan-fry the zucchini patties or bake them in the oven. These gluten-free zucchini patties are super cheesy, tasty, and healthy. It’s a great way to eat more vegetables.
Ingredients for Low Carb Zucchini Fritters
I promise you’ll love these even if you’re not a zucchini fan. What’s not to love about cheesy vegetable patties? This is a great way yo use up all that zucchini in your fridge.
- zucchini – I used 3 medium zucchini.
- coconut flour
- grated Parmesan
- baking powder
- large egg
- xanthan gum
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or more for frying
How to Make Crispy Keto Zucchini Fritters?
At the bottom of this post in the recipe card, you can find detailed printable instructions.
I know you want to make crispy on the outside zucchini fritters and moist (not soggy) on the inside.
The secret of getting those delicious crispy edges is to drain out as much liquid from the zucchini as possible. Grate the zucchini, add salt, set aside for 10 minutes, then squeeze excess liquid using a clean kitchen towel.
You can use any cheese you have on hand such as low moisture mozzarella, provolone, or cheddar cheese – a combo of cheese is what I love. Parmesan is what I usually use because it adds tons of flavor and makes the zucchini patties even crispier.
Can I Bake These Zucchini Patties?
To bake low carb zucchini patties, preheat the oven to 400F/ 200C and line a baking pan with parchment paper. Arrange zucchini patties on the baking sheet and bake for about 35 minutes, flipping halfway. Bake until the patties have a golden brown color. You can brush them with oil to get extra crispy patties.
How to Serve Zucchini Fritters?
If you’re wondering how you can serve zucchini fritters, I have a few ideas you will definitely love.
- Serve zucchini fritters as a side dish with a dollop of sour cream or with ranch dressing.
- Use as a substitute for bread and make a low carb sandwich
- Top with tomato sauce, pepperoni and cheese and enjoy a mini keto pizza
- Use as a bun for low-carb burgers.
How to Store Leftover Zucchini Patties?
You can keep leftover zucchini patties in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
It’s a freezer-friendly recipe too! Wrap the patties individually before freezing—store for up to 3 months. Thaw them in the fridge overnight or heat them in the oven when ready to eat.
Other Low Carb Zucchini Recipes You Might Love
- The Easiest Keto Zucchini Bread – 3g Net Carbs
- The best Zucchini Lasagna – Keto & Low-Carb Recipe
- Alfredo Creamy Zucchini Noodles – Easy & Low Carb
- Zucchini Cheddar Cheese Savory Keto Muffins
Healthy Low Carb Keto Zucchini Fritters
- 1 pound zucchini
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 large egg beaten
- ½ tsp xanthan gum
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or more for frying
- Grate the zucchini on the large holes of a box grater or using a food processor. Place the grated zucchini, in a colander over the sink. Gently stir in 1 tsp salt and toss to combine; let sit for 10 minutes.
- Squeeze handfuls of zucchini using a clean dish towel or cheesecloth to drain as much liquid as possible.
- In a large bowl, add zucchini, coconut flour, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, and egg. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir well to combine.
- Heat olive oil or refined coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Scoop ¼ cup of batter for each fritter, flattening out the tops with a spatula.
- Cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Adjust the temperature if needed.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- If your dough seems too wet feel free to add more coconut flour to absorb all that moisture and make the zucchini patties super crispy and tasty.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.
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