Woman's hand dipping a cooked vegetable fritter into sour cream in the middle of three other fritters on a square white plate with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface

Vegetable Fritters

Vegetable fritters make a great side dish or snack for kids and adults to try to sneak in some vegetables for everyone. 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword carrots, fried, vegetable, zucchini
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 fritters
Calories 102kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 2 large zucchini shredded
  • 2 cups carrots shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup green onion chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Sour cream


  • Place the shredded zucchini in a colander and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt
  • Let sit for at least 10 minutes
  • Squeeze zucchini to release as much liquid as possible
  • In a large bowl, combine zucchini, carrots, garlic, flour, eggs, and green onion
  • Add in remaining 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat.
  • Meanwhile, scoop about 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable mixture and form into patties and place on a plate
  • NOTE: If the patties don't hold together add a bit more flour to the mixture
  • Continue with the rest of the mixture until all patties are formed
  • Place patties in oil and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until browned
  • Flip and cook another 2-3 minutes or until browned
  • Continue until all patties have been fried
  • Once finished, transfer to a cooling rack to et excess oil drip off
  • Serve immediately with sour cream to dip


Serving: 1fritter | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2815IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg