Ready to enjoy in under 20 minutes of time, these Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters are the perfect side dish or simple appetizer for any meal! They’re also a delicious snack to add some health benefits to your daily diet, too.
Make sure to check out my Zucchini Noodles with Pesto for another delicious recipe idea that the entire family will enjoy.
Once I realized that all the zucchini that was flooding my kitchen counters from our summer garden was so versatile to cook, I was so excited to keep picking them and eating them. I’m a HUGE fan of using fresh zucchini straight from the garden in any way possible.
It’s a great vegetable loaded down with nutrients that tastes great, too. Seriously – what more could you want? The first time I made this quick snack, I knew it was a game-changer. And when the kids took a bite and loved it, I was literally over the moon excited.
As a mom, I’m always seeking out ways to cook up delicious recipes to share with the kids. Since we get so much fresh zucchini from the garden, this easy fritter mixture is a simple way to cook healthy food, fast!
Air Fried Zucchini Fritters
Once you discover this tasty way to cook zucchini, it’s game on my friends! They have a little crunch with a soft center and will have you grabbing “just one more”. I love that all you need is a handful of ingredients to get started.
Use this recipe for zucchini patties as a way to get motivated to start cooking in your air fryer more. It’s such an awesome kitchen appliance that makes cooking a breeze.
- all purpose flour
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- smoked paprika
- ground black pepper
Find out how simple it is to make these golden brown snacks. Fast, easy, and yummy!
Zucchini Fritters Air Fryer
How to Make Zucchini Fritters in the Air Fryer
Take a grater and shred 2 medium-sized zucchini.
Add salt to the shredded zucchini and mix. Let sit for 10 minutes and then drain out all the water out of the zucchini with a strong paper towel or clean dish towel.
Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the air fryer basket with nonstick spray if needed.
Whisk together the egg.
In a medium-sized bowl, add the egg, flour, and spices to the shredded zucchini. Mix well.
Scoop 2 tbsp of the zucchini mixture and place it into the bottom of the prepared air fryer basket. You should be able to make 5 fritters, leaving room in between each one.
Air fry the zucchini fritters for about 12 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes and then serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
NOTE: This recipe was made in a basket style 5.8 qt Cosori Air Fryer. If you are using a different brand of air fryer, you may need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
How do you get rid of the excessive water in the shredded zucchinis?
This is an important step! To get rid of the extra water, you can squeeze it out after shredding or put the zucchini once shredded between two paper towels.
What pairs well with these fritter patties?
I’m all about adding this to any meat recipe as a side dish or even pairing it up with more veggies like air fryer broccoli or air fryer potatoes!
What do you dip these zucchini fritters in?
You can totally dip them in your favorite dipping sauce or enjoy them as is! Its’ totally up to you how you want to enjoy each and every bite of this great recipe.
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If you love easy zucchini recipes as much as we do, you might also enjoy these other recipes, too!
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- Air Fried Green Beans
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Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters
- 1 Air Fryer
- 2 large zucchini shredded
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 3 Tablespoons All purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Take a grater and shred 2 medium sized zucchini.
- Add salt to the shredded zucchini and mix. Let sit for 10 minutes and then drain out all the water out of the zucchini with a strong paper towel or clean dish towel.
- Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the air fryer basket with nonstick spray if needed.
- Whisk together the egg.
- In a medium sized bowl, add the egg, flour, and spices to the shredded zucchini. Mix well.
- Scoop 2 tbsp of the zucchini mixture and place into the bottom of the prepared air fryer basket. You should be able to make 5 fritters, leaving room in between each one.
- Air fry the zucchini fritters for about 12 minutes.
- Let cool for a few minutes and then serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you’re using with each recipe.