Crispy Zucchini Fritters

This is a fun and light fritter that can be served warm as a side dish, or at room temp as an appetizer or picnic finger-food.  I used PopChips instead of flour or breadcrumbs to make it light and gluten-free. It’s also dairy and egg –free, so  wonderful option for anyone with food intolerances. My kids LOVE these!

Yields 12 fritters


3 medium zucchini

1 cup plain PopChips – ground to a fine powder

1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil

Cut the zucchini in half width-wise. Take each half and shred lengthwise with a cheese grater.  Put shredded zucchini between paper towels to soak up all the excess liquid. Put the zucchini in a bowl and toss with the ground PopChips until well coated. Add the grapeseed oil to the zucchini and mix well with your hands until everything sticks together. Add more oil or ground PopChips as needed.  Form the zucchini mixture into balls (about the size of an apricot or small tangerine), and then flatten into a patty.  Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until both sides are golden brown. Set the cooked fritters on paper towels to absorb any leftover oil.  They will become more crispy after they’ve cooled.  Enjoy!

2 Responses to “Crispy Zucchini Fritters”

  1. kim tyler says:

    why grapeseed oil?

  2. Hi Kim ~

    I like grapeseed because it holds up better in heat than olive oil and is more heart-healthy than canola and has more natural antioxidants.

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