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Spicy Jalapeño Zucchini Fritters

Spicy Jalapeño Zucchini Fritters

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Servings 6


For the fritters

  • 3 medium zucchini grated
  • 1 jalapeño chopped
  • ¼ Cup fresh basil chopped
  • ¼ Cup scallions chopped
  • 1 Large egg
  • ½ Cup all purpose flour
  • ½ Teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon pepper
  • Vegetable oil

For the sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons vegenaise
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ jalapeño diced
  • ¼ Cup fresh basil chiffonade


  • With a box grater, grate the zucchini using the largest size. Place the grated zucchini in a colander and sprinkle with salt to draw out moisture and aside for at least 10 minutes.
  • Add all the ingredients for the fritters to a large bowl and mix to combine.
  • Mix all of the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Heat enough vegetable oil to generously cover the bottom of a large pan over medium high heat. When the pan gets hot, add a spoonful of the zucchini mixture and press down with the back of the spoon to form a disk shape. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Cook each fritter for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown then transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain the excess oil.
  • Top fritters with the sauce and enjoy!
Keyword fritters