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Zucchini Corn Fritters being served on a white plate.

Zucchini Corn Fritters

These Zucchini Corn Fritters are a sweet and savory pancake that works great as a side dish or an appetizer. Healthy, vegetarian friendly and tasty, they are easy to make and go great with just about any meal!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizers, Chocolate Zucchini Cake, corn, fritters, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 zucchini squash shredded, about 3 cups
  • salt
  • 1 can 15 oz, corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • vegetable oil to fry
  • sour cream optional for serving

Instructions

  1. Place shredded zucchini in a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Toss. Let stand for 10 minutes. Drain zucchini by placing a paper towel on the top of the bowl and pressing a separate bowl on top of that, so the paper towel soaks up the water.
    Shredded Zucchini with salt being dried with paper towel.
  2. Add butter, onion and garlic to a skillet and cook until onion is tender, about 3-5 minutes. Add corn to pan and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Stir in zucchini.

    Cooking Butter, garlic, onions and corn for fritters.
  3. Add flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper and baking soda to a bowl and mix well. Stir in buttermilk and mix. Combine with zucchini mixture and mix well.

    Add flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper and baking soda to a bowl and mix well.
  4. Heat a skillet with 1" of vegetable oil until hot. Use a 3 tablespoon portion scoop to scoop zucchini mix into skillet. Gently press to flatten to about 1/2". Fry on both sides, about 5 minutes each, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

    Frying Zucchini Corn Fritters.
  5. Repeat until all fritters are cooked and serve immediately with sour cream if desired.
    Zucchini Corn Fritters being served on a white plate.