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Frittelle Di Zucchine (Italian Fritters) served on a plate
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Frittelle di Zucchine (Italian Zucchini Fritters)

These classic Italian Frittelle di Zucchine are a quick and easy way to use Zucchini's to make tasty fritters with only 7 ingredients!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: brunch, healthy, quick
Servings: 10 Fritters
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Ayeh
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  • 500 g zucchini
  • 70 g Parmigiano reggiano cheese (parmesan cheese)
  • 100 g flour (I used chickpea flour)
  • 1 small bunch parsley leaves (approximately 20 grams)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 egg (to make it egg-free, check my notes above in in the post)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup oil for frying, I’ve used extra virgin olive oil


  • Grate the zucchini using a box grater and place in a colander with a plate underneath. Leave aside for 10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients
  • Grate the parmigiano reggiano cheese and garlic clove and place in a large mixing bowl
  • Finely chop the parsley and add to the bowl with the egg, chickpea flour and a few pinches of salt. Stir the ingredients together
  • Hold the zucchini pulp in your hands and squeeze out the excess liquid, add to the rest of the ingredients and mix together
  • Heat some of the the oil in a pan on medium-high heat and spoon a heaped tablespoon of the batter into the pan. Flatten gently with the back of the spoon to make a circle. After a few minutes, flip and cook both sides until golden brown
  • Place the cooked zucchini fritters on paper towels to draw out the excess oil and keep continuing the prior step until the mixture has finished. Enjoy your Frittelle di Zucchine hot or cold :)



Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1mg