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Zucchini Fritters with Herb-Garlic Aioli

Zucchini Fritters with Herb-Garlic Aioli are a delicious appetizer or side dish to celebrate zucchini season! Easy to make, so crispy, flavorful and an amazing way to use up zucchini!

Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters with Herb-Garlic Aioli | @hamptoncreekinc

Last call for zucchini!  Have you had your fill yet?

Let me just answer that for you: no way, no how. Summer may have one foot out the door, but I’m hanging onto summer produce so long’s it’s at the grocery store.

In the words of Johnny Cash, you’ve got to know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em.

No one’s folding zucchini quite yet, folks. Not here.

I was in a savory pancake sort of mood, so I grated up some zucchini and cooked these fritters in the cast iron skillet. They come out with a nice crispy outside, and a softer pancake-y inside.

Almond meal and gluten free all-purpose flour are what bind these fritters together. The fritter batter is wet and sticky, but when  placed in hot cast iron, it holds together nicely. Most importantly, they taste reaaaaal good.

I had half a mind to slap a thick slice of ham and cheddar cheese between two of the fritters and make a fritter sandwich out of them, but they lasted all of 3.2 seconds, so the sandwiches will have to wait until the next batch.

Don’t you just want to grab these fritters with your face? Who could blame you?

Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters with Herb-Garlic Aioli | @hamptoncreekinc

The way I see it, every fritter MUST come with a dipping sauce, just like every breakfast pancake must include some sort of topping or syrup. Which brings me to my next point: mayo.

You simply stir up the ingredients for the aioli dipping sauce in a little bowl, use it to lather up the fritters and enjoy!

Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters with Herb-Garlic Aioli | @hamptoncreekinc

Grab these fritters with your face.

Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters with Herb-Garlic Aioli

Zucchini Fritters with Herb-Garlic Aioli

Yield: 8 to 10 fritters
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A fresh and simple recipe for gluten-free zucchini fritters that makes for a great appetizer or side dish! Don't forget that aioli!


For the Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters:

  • 1 1/4 pounds zucchini squash, grated (2 medium)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3 Tbsp gluten free all-purpose flour*
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons to 3 grapeseed oil for cooking

For the Herb-Garlic Aioli

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh sage or basil, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


Prepare the Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters

  1. Rinse, trim, and grate the zucchini using a box grater.
  2. Place the shreds in a colander and sprinkle salt over the shreds.
  3. Place the colander over the sink and allow zucchini to drain for 1 hour in order to remove any water.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the almond meal, flax seed, all-purpose flour, and parmesan cheese.
  5. Add the shredded zucchini to a different bowl and whisk in the lightly-beaten egg. Pour the dry flour mixture into the bowl with the zucchini and stir to combine. Allow fritter mixture to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Heat 2 to 3 tablespoons of grapeseed oil (or high-temp oil of choice) over medium heat in a cast iron skillet (or medium-high in a regular skillet), enough to generously coat the surface.
  7. Using your hands, form patties that are roughly ¼ cup each. Gently place them on the hot cast iron and allow them to cook until the sides begin to firm up, about 3 minutes. Carefully flip to the other side and cook an additional 3 minutes, or until fritters are cooked through.

Prepare the Herb-Garlic Aioli:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the aioli in a small bowl and stir together well. Add salt or additional lemon juice to taste.
  2. Serve the fritters fresh from the skillet with herb-garlic aioli.


*if the fritter mixture seems too wet, add 1 to 3 additional tablespoons of gluten-free flour, or until a thicker batter forms.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

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Sapana Behl

Sunday 4th of October 2020

Wow, looks delicious! I'm going to make to tonight.


Saturday 20th of June 2020

I love this recipe. I definitely made it soon. Thanks for sharing.


Monday 22nd of June 2020

My pleasure! Let me know how you like it.

ginger lee

Thursday 18th of June 2020

The Gambler is by Kenny Rogers, not Johnny Cash.


Friday 19th of June 2020

Johnny Cash made a version, too :D


Sunday 8th of September 2019

I just love fritters.. and it looks so delicious

Manali @ CookWithManali

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014

The fritters look amazing! even though I'm not a Mayo fan , these are some interesting flavors!

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