Grandma’s Old Fashion Italian Zucchini Fritters

Recipe: Grandma’s Old Fashion Italian Zucchini Fritters


  • 6 eggs
  • 3 zucchinis, shredded
  • ½ cup diced canned tomatoes, drained well
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying


  1. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl with a wire whisk until smooth. Stir in the shredded and diced zucchini, and diced tomatoes then season with salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese, and basil. Add the flour a little at a time, stirring between additions until no dry lumps remain.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Drop the batter into the hot oil by the spoonful a few at a time making sure not to overcrowd the oil. Cook until the fritters are golden brown on each side, about 4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined wire rack before serving.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 25

Culinary tradition: Italian

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