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Zucchini Fritters with Avocado Crema!! It's all about brunch with a healthy twist! Savory and delicious and topped with a fresh avocado crema!
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Zucchini Fritters

Savory and delicious Zucchini Fritters topped with a creamy and fresh homemade avocado crema! Recipe yields: 8 (2 ½-inch) fritters.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast or Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brunch, fritters, zucchini
Servings: 4
Author: Alice Choi


Zucchini Fritters

  • 2 medium zucchini (2 to 2 ½ cups shredded)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse or kosher salt (split) plus extra to taste
  • 2 scallions split lengthwise and sliced thin, plus more for garnish
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or another oil of your choice for frying

Avocado Crema

  • 2 medium avocados cut in half lengthwise, peel and pit removed
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed (about 2 medium limes)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


For the Fritters

  • Trim ends off zucchini and grate them on the large holes of your box grater.
  • In a large bowl, toss zucchini with 1 teaspoon coarse salt and set aside for 10 minutes. Wring out the zucchini by wrapping it up in a clean dishtowel, piece of cheese cloth or with your hands.
  • Place zucchini into a large mixing bowl and season with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Stir in the scallions, eggs and the freshly ground black pepper. In separate bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder, then stir the mixture into the zucchini batter. Mix together to combine.
  • In a sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Drop small scoops of the zucchini mixture batter into the skillet only a few at a time so they don’t become crowded. Cook the fritters until the edges underneath are golden, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Flip the fritters and fry them on the other side until browned underneath again, about 2 to 3 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining zucchini fritter batter.

For the Avocado Crema

  • Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment, or mini chopper, and process until smooth, stopping and scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
  • Garnish the fritters with the avocado crema and with some freshly diced scallions, enjoy!