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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


  • 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


  • 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.



  • 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. 


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