yield: 6 prep time: 15 MINUTES cook time: 15 MINUTES total time: 30 MINUTES
Crispy zucchini fritters are low calorie, non deep fried and eggless vegetarian snack, appetizer or side dish. These keto friendly zucchini fritters can be pan fried or made in the air fryer. Make these vegan and gluten free zucchini fritters to use up summer garden zucchini surplus.
- 2 medium zucchini – shredded , salted and juices drained – About 1 cup
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- 1/4 cup rice flour
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Oil Spray
- Fresh chives or parsley for garnish
Useful Kitchen Tools
- Air Fryer
- Box Grater
- Oven Mitts
Place grated zucchini in a colander over the sink. Add salt and gently toss to combine; let sit for 10 minutes. Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain the zucchini well.
In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients. Add in drained shredded zucchini. Mix well and form a dough. Divide mixture into six equal parts. Make round balls and flatten them like small pancakes
If using air fryer : Preheat the air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease the air fryer basket with oil spray. Place the fritters on the basket. Put it in the air fryer. Choose 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes. Halfway through, open the lid, flip the fritters , spray some oil and air fry further. Once done, serve immediately.
If using Pan frying Method : Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Scoop tablespoons of batter for each fritter, flattening with a spatula, and cook until the underside is nicely golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side, about 2-3 minutes longer. Serve immediately.
If baking in the oven : Place the prepared fritters on the greased baking sheet and bake at preheated 375 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 20 minutes. For crisp baking, I recommend you use crisp baking tray. Halfway through, open the lid, flip the fritters , spray some oil and bake further. Once done, serve immediately.
If using Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid or Mealthy Crisp Lid : Arrange the fritters in a circular fashion in a single layer in the frying basket. Place the frying basket on a trivet. Cover and secure the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid or Mealthy Crisp Lid. Air Fry at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes. Halfway through, open the lid, flip the fritters , spray some oil and air fry further. Once done, serve immediately.
These fritters store well in air tight containers in the refrigerator for up to one week. To re-heat, place in a lightly greased skillet over medium heat and cook until warmed throughout OR place in a pre-heated 375 Fahrenheit oven until warmed throughout.
How to make Keto Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters?
To make low carb zucchini fritters, swap chickpea and rice flour for almond flour. For binding use 1 large egg, or 1 tablespoon flax egg. You can also use grated parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast.
How to Make Gluten free Vegan Zucchini Fritters?
This recipe uses all gluten free and vegan ingredients. Chickpea and rice flours are naturally gluten free.
YIELD: 6 SERVING SIZE: 1
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 102TOTAL FAT: 3gSATURATED FAT: 0gTRANS FAT: 0gUNSATURATED FAT: 3gCHOLESTEROL: 0mgSODIUM: 362mgCARBOHYDRATES: 14gFIBER: 2gSUGAR: 3gPROTEIN: 4g