Zucchini fritters are unbelievably easy to make, nutritious, low in calories, and a delicious way to enjoy summer vegetables. Popular in Russian cuisine, as well as in many other Eastern European regions — zucchini fritters (оладьи из кабачков) are not native to these parts of the world.


In fact, these culinary creations can be found on many Greek, Italian, Spanish and French menus.

  • [span_open_ingredients]2 medium zucchini (grated)[span_close]
  • [span_open_ingredients]1 egg[span_close]
  • [span_open_ingredients]1/2 cup flour[span_close]
  • [span_open_ingredients]salt & pepper to taste[span_close]
  • [span_open_ingredients]Olive or vegetable oil for frying[span_close]



  • Wash, peel and grate zucchinis. Place the grated zucchini into a colander to strain extra liquid. Let sit for a few minutes. You can even use a cheese cloth or paper towel to drain completely.
  • In a large bowl combine zucchini, flour, and egg. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well into a loose batter consistency.
  • Heat up oil in a frying pan over medium to high heat. Scoop the batter with a tablespoon or using your hands into the pan. Make sure to leave enough room to flip the fritters. Fry until golden brown on each side — about 2-4 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with a dollop of fresh sour cream or plain yogurt.


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