Crispy Zucchini Fritters with Smoky Garlic Sauce

Crispy Zucchini Fritters

Indulge in the irresistible crunch of Crispy Zucchini Fritters paired with a flavorful Smoky Garlic Sauce. These fritters are the perfect way to enjoy the fresh flavors of zucchini in a delicious and satisfying appetizer or snack. With a crispy exterior and tender interior, these fritters are sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Why Make Crispy Zucchini Fritters with Smoky Garlic Sauce

These zucchini fritters are not only delicious but also a great way to sneak in some veggies into your diet. The crispy texture of the fritters combined with the creamy and smoky garlic sauce creates a flavor explosion that will leave you craving for more. Plus, they’re quick and easy to make, perfect for a weeknight dinner or entertaining guests.

How to Make Crispy Zucchini Fritters with Smoky Garlic Sauce

Preparing the Zucchini Fritters:

  1. Grate the Zucchini: Wash the zucchini thoroughly, then grate them into a bowl using a coarse grater for optimal texture.
  2. Squeeze Out Excess Moisture: Take the grated zucchini and squeeze out as much water as possible. This step is crucial for achieving crispy fritters.
  3. Shape the Fritters: With the zucchini prepared, shape them into small patties. If the mixture is too wet to hold its shape, you can add a little flour to help bind it together.
  4. Fry the Fritters: Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, carefully place the zucchini patties in the oil. Fry until they are golden brown and crispy on both sides. Remove and place on paper towels to drain any excess oil.

Making the Smoky Garlic Sauce:

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a small bowl, mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise, smoked paprika powder, and dried garlic. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined and the sauce is smooth.
  2. Taste and Adjust: Give the sauce a taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. If you prefer a bit more tang or smokiness, feel free to add a little extra paprika or garlic.


Serve the crispy zucchini fritters hot, accompanied by the smoky garlic sauce on the side for dipping. The combination of crispy, tender fritters with the creamy, flavorful sauce makes for a delightful dish.

Storage Info

Any leftover fritters can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat in the oven or toaster oven until heated through before serving.

Some Techniques or Tips

  • Make sure to thoroughly squeeze out the excess moisture from the grated zucchini to ensure crispy fritters.
  • You can customize the smoky garlic sauce by adjusting the amount of smoked paprika and garlic to suit your taste preferences.
  • For added flavor, you can also sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese into the zucchini mixture before frying.

FAQs about Crispy Zucchini Fritters with Smoky Garlic Sauce

  1. Can I make these fritters ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the zucchini mixture ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to fry. Shape the patties just before frying for the best results.
  2. Can I use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream in the sauce? Yes, Greek yogurt can be used as a substitute for sour cream in the sauce. It will provide a tangy flavor and creamy texture similar to sour cream.
  3. Can I bake the fritters instead of frying them? While frying gives the fritters a crispy exterior, you can bake them in the oven for a healthier alternative. Place the shaped patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 400°F (200°C) for about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden brown.

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