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These Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters are a delicious healthy snack that can easily be made in your Air Fryer. Pair it with a delicious herb dip for a real treat. 

air fryer zucchini fritters laid out on parchment paper with dipping sauce on the side

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With summer here, zucchini is in abundance and I am thrilled. I love using zucchini in different recipes like this zucchini mushroom chicken. I’m also a huge fan of zucchini fritters which I used to make on the stove top. Now that I’m an air fryer addict, I make these fritters in the air fryer for easier clean up and a healthier option.

These fritters made in the Air fryer are crispy on the outside yet nice and soft on the inside. Thanks to the Air Fryer, there is no need for grease popping with this recipe.

How to make Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

First, you’ll want to prepare your zucchini by cutting off the ends and by using the large scales of a box grater to grate the zucchini.

Place grated zucchini in a large bowl and add 1 Tbsp of kosher salt to the bowl and toss the zucchini. Let it sit for 10 minutes. This not only seasons the zucchini with salt, it also helps release the excess water. 

grated zucchini in glass bowl

After 10 minutes, use a good quality paper towel or clean dish towel and squeeze the excess water from the zucchini until the zucchini is dry. Place dried zucchini in a bowl. 

Add egg, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and black pepper to bowl and stir to combine. 

Place a parchment liner in your Air Fryer basket and place the fritter mixture in the Air Fryer, making sure they don’t touch. Lightly spray the fritters with oil.

Close Air Fryer and cook on 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes, flipping and then spraying fritters halfway. 

While fritters are cooking, you can prepare the dipping sauce by combining greek yogurt, chopped herbs, lemon juice, and salt. 

Once done, remove fritters from Air Fryer and serve with dip. Enjoy 🙂

Optional add ins:  

  • Parmesan cheese
  • Kernels of corn
  • Feta Cheese

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Notes

  • This recipe calls for 1 Tbsp of Kosher salt to add to the shredded zucchini so that the zucchini can release excess moisture and to season it. The excess water needs to be squeezed out. The zucchini must be properly drained to get the fritters crispy. If you find that is too much salt, simply rinse the salt off the zucchini before squeezing out the excess salt.
  • Kosher salt has bigger crystals than table salt. If using table salt, you need to cut the salt content by half.

Watch this video tutorial and see how I make these Zucchini Fritters in the air fryer from start to finish.

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Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

These Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters are a delicious healthy snack that can easily be made in your Air Fryer. Pair it with a delicious herb dip for a real treat. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer zucchini fritters
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 57kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 2 medium/large zucchini
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tablespoon All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Oil for spraying

Herb Dip

  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh herbs
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Wash, dry, and cut off the ends of zucchini. Use large scale side of a box grater to grate the zucchini.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of salt and stir it into the grated zucchini. Allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare dip by combine greek yogurt or sour cream, lemon juice, salt, and chopped herbs to a bowl. Set aside.
  • After 10 minutes, use a good quality paper towel to squeeze excess water our of zucchini until it is dry. Place in a clean and dry bowl.
  • Add egg, all-purpose flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and black pepper to zucchini and stir.
  • Place a parchment liner in the Air Fryer basket or grease it with oil to avoid sticking. Place zucchini mixture on the paper liner by the spoonful, about 1 inch apart. Lightly spray with oil.
  • Close Air Fryer and cook on 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes, flipping and spraying halfway through.

Video

Notes

  • This recipe calls for 1 Tbsp of Kosher salt to add to the shredded zucchini so that the zucchini can release excess moisture and to season it. The excess water needs to be squeezed out. The zucchini must be properly drained to get the fritters crispy. If you find that is too much salt, simply rinse the salt off the zucchini before squeezing out the excess salt.
  • Kosher salt has bigger crystals than table salt. If using table salt, you need to cut the salt content by half.
  • Parchment paper liners are optional and are recommended to avoid fritters from sticking to the basket. If using the liners, please make sure to add fritters on top of the liner to avoid the liner from flying up into the basket.
  • Cooktime will vary depending on the Air Fryer model and size.
  • Oil suggested can be canola, vegetable, olive oil, etc. 
  • Herb dip not included in nutritional information calculation. 

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1768mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 17.6mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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Recipe Rating




Deb

Saturday 14th of August 2021

Excellent! Easy and delicious!

Tanya

Sunday 15th of August 2021

Thank you Deb :)

Diane Craig

Thursday 6th of May 2021

Are you going to publish a cookbook with all of these wonderful recipes?

Tanya

Monday 10th of May 2021

Thanks Diane! Maybe one day when my youngest is a little older and I can find the time lol.

Lauraine

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

This recipe has been sitting in my “Recipes to try” folder for the longest time, finally made today and I'm kicking myself for not making them sooner...lol. They were fantastic and easy to do. Your recipes are easy to follow but the videos are what I appreciate the most, it’s much easier visually seeing what you are doing as a posed to reading. I made no changes to your recipe except for using my favorite brand of ranch dressing as a dipping sauce. Next time I will flatten the fritters a little before cooking. I used my regular air fryer so I added 2 more minutes to the cook time. My favorite recipe of yours is the Pork Carnitas which is cooking in my Ninja Foodi right now. Thank you for all the great recipes and videos. 😀

Tanya

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Thanks so much Lauraine! That ranch dressing for dipping is pretty genius, going to give that a try next time.

Jale Breidenstein

Monday 11th of January 2021

I’m getting ready to make these . I see some recipes with Parmesan cheese? Have you ever done or would that make more salty. If add, 1/4 cup?

Tanya

Monday 11th of January 2021

Hi Jale, I haven't added parmesan but it would be a fine addition. Parmesan is salty so I suggest either rinsing the zucchini before adding the parm or cut the salt in 1/2.

Roger

Sunday 10th of January 2021

Has anyone ever used the nonstick Reynolds foil in the bottom of the air fryer? It does not have holes in it So I wonder if it would work OK.

A Mears

Wednesday 12th of May 2021

@Roger, my air fryer instructions distinctly state that using tin foil in the unit will cause it to overheat and malfunction. I would check your user manual.