Easy Zucchini Corn Fritters

Quick and easy zucchini fritters made with corn, cheese and herbs, prepared in a fluffy buttermilk batter! You’ll love the addition of feta cheese – it’s my secret ingredient! These scrumptious fritters are great for an afternoon snack! Try them with sour cream as a dipping sauce! 

zucchini corn fritters with cheese

Ingredients for Zucchini Fritters

Here are the main ingredients you’ll need to make the best fritters!

  • Zucchini: use green zucchini or yellow squash for this recipe.
  • Corn: canned corn is the easiest option for this recipe but you can use freshly cooked corn on the cob, too.
  • Cornmeal: for making the fritter batter.
  • Buttermilk: this will make the fritter batter extra fluffy!
  • Garlic
  • Feta Cheese: for adding a little bit of cheesy flavor!

How to Make Zucchini Corn Fritters

Here’s how to make these quick and easy zucchini corn fritters!

  1. First, grate the zucchini. No need to peel it! Place the grated zucchini into large bowl, sprinkle with salt and let stand for 10 minutes. Turn out the grated zucchini onto clean dishtowel or cheesecloth and squeeze out all excess liquid. Place it back into the bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in large frying pan and add the diced shallot – sauté it over medium heat until it’s translucent. Add in the garlic and corn and continue cooking the mixture over medium heat until the corn starts turning golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Next, prepare the batter. Sift together the cornmeal, flour, salt and pepper. In separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk with the egg, then add in the dry ingredients. Add the grated zucchini and garlic and corn mixture next.
  4. Time to make the fritters! Heat a large frying pan to medium heat and add a drizzle of cooking oil. Use 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter per fritter. Fry the fritters until they’re golden brown on both sides, turning once.
zucchini corn fritters on plate

Serving Suggestion

Enjoy these zucchini corn fritters right away for best results. They’re so delicious when they’re hot and crispy on the outside. You can enjoy them plain, as they are, or with a side of sour cream for dipping!

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zucchini corn fritters with cheese
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Easy Zucchini Corn Fritters

10 mins prep + 15 mins cook
20 servings
Quick and easy recipe for the best zucchini corn fritters with fresh herbs, cheese and a fluffy buttermilk batter!

Ingredients 

  • 2 medium zucchini. grated
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup butter milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • small bunch chives, chopped
  • small bunch dill, chopped
  • small bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese

Instructions

  • First, grate the zucchini. No need to peel it! Place the grated zucchini into large bowl, sprinkle with salt and let stand for 10 minutes. Turn out the grated zucchini onto clean dishtowel or cheesecloth and squeeze out all excess liquid. Place it back into the bowl.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in large frying pan and add the diced shallot – sauté it over medium heat until it's translucent. Add in the garlic and corn and continue cooking the mixture over medium heat until the corn starts turning golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Next, prepare the batter. Sift together the cornmeal, flour, salt and pepper. In separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk with the egg, then add in the dry ingredients. Add the grated zucchini and garlic and corn mixture next.
  • Time to make the fritters! Heat a large frying pan to medium heat and add a drizzle of cooking oil. Use 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter per fritter. Fry the fritters until they're golden brown on both sides, turning once.
  • Serve the fritters hot, either plain or with sour cream on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg