Zucchini fritter with sour cream and chives on a white plate.

Low Carb Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini fritters or zucchini pancakes are delicious on their own or with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream. Enjoy them at breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 81kcal
Author lowcarbmaven.com


  • 1 pound zucchini or Summer squash or both (450 g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (5 g)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 ounce onion or two medium scallions minced (40 grams)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (45 grams)
  • 1/4 cup Oat Fiber 500 (15 grams) (or 2 tbsp coconut flour)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (30 grams)
  • oil of choice for frying


  • Grate the zucchini on a box grater or in a food processor. Put the zucchini in a colander and sprinkle with the teaspoon of salt. Mix the zucchini gently to distribute the salt and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Squeeze the zucchini out with your hands and place into a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Add the eggs and scallion to the zucchini and mix together. In a small bowl, add the rest of the dry ingredients and stir together. Add them to the zucchini and mix thoroughly.
  • Heat a medium to large pan over medium - high heat. Pour in enough oil to completely cover the bottom surface of the pan. When it looks hot, stick the end of a wooden spoon into the oil and check for bubbles. If the bubbles are moving quickly, then the oil is hot enough.
  • Stir the zucchini mixture one more time and dip a 1/4 cup measuring cup into the batter, level off. Dump the batter into the pan and gently push it into a flat pancake shape with the back of a metal spatula/flipper. Cook for three minutes adjusting the heat up or down as needed, then flip, cooking for another three minutes. Add more oil to the pan as needed to prevent sticking.
  • Drain the zucchini fritters on a paper towel before serving. Makes 8 with one fritter per serving.


I did not even attempt to account for the calories and fat contributed from the oil for frying. The nutritional facts are only for the ingredients in the fritters.
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Zucchini Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 476mg21%
Potassium 206mg6%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 0.7mg