Delicious, healthy, portable and great for leftovers and lunchboxes, these fritters have it all. Eggs and chickpea flour provide protein for sustained energy release and blood sugar control between meals.
Try these fritters in place of burger patties for a meat-free burger option, top with poached eggs or smoked salmon for a café-style breakfast or brunch at home, and pair with a yummy dip for a winning lunchbox for the kids (or yourself)!
You can also get creative with other vegetables in place of the zucchini such as grated broccoli, cauliflower or sweet potato, and peas or chopped capsicum in place of or as well as the corn kernels to get a rainbow a day for a great range of plant nutrients.
Lactose Free Option | Grain Free | Gluten free | Vegetarian | Nut Free Option | Dairy Free Option | Low Salicylate Options | Amine Friendly | Low Oxalate Options | Allergen Alert: Dairy | Eggs
Family friendly | Freezable | Snack | Leftovers | Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Preparations time: 20mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
4 cups grated zucchini
½ cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
2/3 cup chickpea flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup spring onion, sliced
1/3 cup grated cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
1 tbsp dukkah, optional
Oil for frying
To serve: guacamole, salsa or tzatziki and a side salad.
- Place the grated zucchini into a colander over a large bowl and sprinkle with salt. Roughly mix through and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Squeeze extra moisture from the zucchini and discard the liquid.
- Combine the remaining ingredients in the bowl and mix well to combine.
- Heat oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Place heaped tablespoonful portions of the fritter mixture into the oil and flatten gently with the back of a spoon or spatula.
- Allow to cook for 3-4 mins or until golden before flipping and repeating on the other side until golden.
- Remove the fritters from the oil and allow to drain on absorbent paper.
- Serve with guacamole, salsa or tzatziki and a side salad.
Variations & Substitutions
For a dairy and lactose free option, swap the cheese for a vegan cheese, or simply omit.
For a nut free option, use a nut free dukkah, or make without.
For an oxalate friendly option, omit the flours. The mixture might be a little runnier. Add another egg to help combine the other ingredients if needed. Omit the dukkah for a oxalate friendly option.
For a low salicylate option, swap the zucchini for shaved brussels sprouts and omit the dukkah.
For a low amine option, omit the dukkah.