Zucchini Fritters

These Greek-inspired zucchini fritters make great hors d’oeuvres or a light vegetarian dinner served with a green salad and tzatziki.


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup medium bulgur
  • 1 pound zucchini (about 2 medium zucchini), grated and spun dry in a salad spinner
  • 3/4 cup coarse bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup onion, grated and strained
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 egg
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided


  • Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan, and add bulgur. Cover, turn off heat, and let sit for 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  • In a large bowl, mix together bulgur, zucchini, bread crumbs, flour, onion, parsley, cayenne, garlic, egg, salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and swirl in 2 tablespoons oil. When hot, spoon 1/4 cup mounds of batter into the pan, leaving room in between each, so that air can circulate. Flatten slightly with a spatula, and cook for 4-6 minutes, until well browned. Flip, flatten gently again, and continue cooking for another 4-6 minutes.
  • Remove fritters to a plate lined with a paper towel, and repeat once more with remaining oil and batter.
  • Sprinkle with additional sea salt, if desired.
Servings: 6
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