Sweet Corn and Zucchini Fritters


Celebrate the bounty of the garden with our Golden Harvest: Sweet Corn and Zucchini Fritters! These fritters are a delightful blend of fresh sweet corn and zucchini, combined with herbs and spices, then fried to a perfect golden crisp. Light, flavorful, and packed with veggies, they make for a wonderful appetizer, side dish, or even a light main course.

Sweet Corn and Zucchini Fritters

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4-6
  • Serving size: 2-3 fritters per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 200 kcal
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Fiber: 3g


  • Fresh sweet corn kernels: 2 cups (about 300g or 10.6 oz)
  • Zucchini, grated: 2 medium (about 250g or 8.8 oz)
  • All-purpose flour: 100g (3.5 oz)
  • Eggs: 2 large
  • Green onions, chopped: 50g (1.7 oz)
  • Garlic, minced: 10g (0.35 oz)
  • Paprika: 5g (0.18 oz)
  • Baking powder: 5g (0.18 oz)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Sour cream or yogurt, for serving

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Vegetables: Squeeze excess moisture from the grated zucchini. Combine zucchini, corn kernels, and green onions in a bowl.
  2. Make Batter: In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Add eggs and mix until smooth.
  3. Combine: Fold the vegetable mixture into the batter.
  4. Fry Fritters: Heat oil in a frying pan. Drop spoonfuls of the batter and flatten slightly. Fry until golden on each side.
  5. Serve: Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the zucchini is well-drained to avoid soggy fritters.
  • Keep the fritters warm in the oven while frying batches.
  • Experiment with adding different herbs or cheese for variety.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I bake these fritters instead of frying?

Yes, they can be baked, but they won’t be as crispy.

How do I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat in a pan.

Can I use frozen corn?

Yes, thaw and drain well before using.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Substitute all-purpose flour with a gluten-free alternative for a GF option.