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Four zucchini fritters on a plate, topped with sauce and chives.
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Zucchini Fritters (gluten-free, low-carb, keto)

Zucchini fritters are the perfect appetizer or small bite. And these goat cheese zucchini fritters are topped with a creamy garlic, chive, yogurt sauce.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free zucchini fritters, keto zucchini fritters, paleo zucchini fritters, Zucchini Fritters
Servings: 10 fritters
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini about 2-3 medium to large zucchini
  • 1 shallot finely diced
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for frying

Garlic, Chive Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp chives finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Grate the zucchini and put into a bowl. Sprinkle with salt, stir together and let stand for 20 minutes. The salt will work to draw the moisture out of the zucchini.
    Grated zucchini in a bowl.
  • Squeeze out the liquid from the zucchini, with either a nut milk bag or cheesecloth, then return to a clean bowl.
    Squeezing the liquid from the zucchini with a nut milk bag.
  • Add the shallot, eggs, goat cheese, almond flour, salt and pepper. Then stir to combine.
    Zucchini fritter ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Using either your hands or a spoon, dollop out mounds (approximately 1/4 cup worth) of the mixture into the hot pan. Using a spatula, push down each fritter to flatten.
    Zucchini fritters in a pan frying in oil
  • Cook the fritters 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they're lightly golden.
    Zucchini fritters in a pan golden on one side.
  • Remove the fritters from the pan and place them on a paper towel to dab away any extra oil.
    Zucchini fritters on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl, stirring until creamy.
    Making the garlic chive yogurt sauce in a small bowl.
  • Serve the fritters with a dollop of the sauce, then enjoy!

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Notes

  • To Store: Place cooled fritters in an airtight container and store for up to 5 days in the fridge. 
  • To Freeze: Use a freezer-safe bag or container and store for up to 2 months in the freezer. 
  • To Reheat: Make sure to thaw the fritters either overnight in the fridge or on the counter for about 30 minutes. Then simply reheat in the microwave. Or for a more crisp texture, bake them in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes, until warmed through.
  • If you'd like to use coconut flour instead of almond flour, start with 1/4 cup and add more as needed. Coconut flour is highly absorbent, so you can use less.

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg