These air-fryer zucchini fritters have a crispy outer surface and tender-savory middle just as if they've been fried in a skillet. A simple dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of refreshing mint is all you need to complete the dish., May 2022


Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat air fryer to 375°F for 10 minutes. Generously coat the fryer basket with cooking spray.

  • Grate zucchini on the large holes of a box grater over a clean kitchen towel. Gather the grated zucchini in the towel and squeeze over the sink to remove as much liquid as possible. Transfer the zucchini to a medium bowl. Add egg, Parmesan, flour, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper; stir until combined. Shape the mixture into 8 patties (about 3 inches wide).

  • Working in batches if necessary, coat the tops of the patties with cooking spray. Arrange them in a single layer in the fryer basket. Cook for 7 minutes; flip the patties and continue to cook until crisp and well browned, about 7 minutes more. Serve with sour cream and mint.

Nutrition Facts

2 fritters
177 calories; protein 8g; carbohydrates 15g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 4g; fat 10g; saturated fat 5g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 72mg; vitamin a iu 625IU; vitamin b3 niacin 1mg; vitamin c 22mg; vitamin d iu 12IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 47mg; vitamin k 6mg; sodium 219mg; calcium 158mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 47mg; phosphorus 197mg; potassium 446mg; zinc 1mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 3mg; selenium 15mcg.