These delicious sourdough zucchini fritters can be enjoyed hot or cold and are a simple way to use up your sourdough discard.
The best thing about these sourdough zucchini fritters is that they are simple to make and give you a big serving of veggies with minimal effort.
They are great to make with the kids and will encourage them to eat more greens!
They also use 100g of sourdough discard - which is really handy if you're making a sourdough starter and you're discarding every day to help your sourdough starter thrive.
It really doesn't matter whether you use sourdough discard or fed, bubbly starter. They are both sourdough starter afterall.
If you make this recipe and love it, you might just find yourself feeding your sourdough starter to make another batch of fritters or these sourdough zucchini muffins or even sourdough zucchini bread or sourdough cornbread muffins.
How To Make Sourdough Zucchini Fritters
Making sourdough zucchini fritters is pretty easy. You can have them on the table in under 30 minutes!
The secret to the perfect fritters is making sure you squeeze as much liquid out of the grated zucchini as possible.
Here's the basic process for making sourdough discard zucchini fritters:
- Grate the zucchini and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Heat a non stick frying pan and add a little oil.
- Fry spoonfuls of the mixture until golden brown on both sides.
- Drain on paper towel.
These sourdough zucchini fritters utilise very simple ingredients, most of which you'd have in your fridge and pantry.
Even better if you have zucchini growing in your vegetable patch!
- It's really important to squeeze the excess moisture out of the zucchini before you weigh it. This stops the fritters from being watery and falling apart.
- Your sourdough discard can be straight from the fridge or at room temp, it doesn't matter too much. You could even use fed starter if you wanted to.
- It's important not to add the salt to the bowl unless you are going to cook them straight away because the salt draws further moisture from the zucchini. So if you are going to make the batter and then delay cooking, don't add the salt until just before you cook them.
- You can add other seasonings like herbs and spices if you like. Fresh or dried, they work well. I tend to keep them plain for the kids.
Vegetables to Add To Sourdough Zucchini Fritters
One of the great things about these sourdough zucchini fritters is that you can use the recipe as a base and include lots of other veggies - or even some meat!
You can include any type of vegetables in addition to or to replace the zucchini - as long as they stay around the 350g mark.
Some veggies that work well are grated sweet potato, canned sweet corn, red capsicum, grated carrot, brown onion, frozen peas.
We also add bacon sometimes too! 100g works well, you can just add it without adjusting anything. I use diced bacon and add it raw and it cooks as the fritters cook.
If you prefer crunchy bacon pieces you could cook them prior to adding.
Serving Suggestions for Sourdough Zucchini Fritters
These sourdough zucchini fritters are so versatile. You can use them in lots of different ways. Here are a few ideas!
- They make a great addition to lunch boxes. My kids enjoy them cold (I add a dipping sauce for them too).
- Use them as "patties" in a burger bun - top with your fave salads and sauces - YUM!
- Make mini fritters and serve at your next get together - they are extra delicious with a spicy plum sauce or chili bbq!
- Make them part of breakfast - we love making them and popping a poached egg on a stack of fritters. So good.
If you love this sourdough zucchini fritters recipe, you'll love these ideas:
- Sourdough Zucchini Muffins with cheese and chives
- Sourdough Zucchini Bread
- You'll love these oven free sourdough recipes - perfect for summer!
- These sourdough fritters with sweet potato and chickpeas are a great snack and work really well in a burger.
- If you love using sourdough discard, you'll love these sourdough cracker recipes.
- Take a look at these no wait sourdough recipes, perfect for when you're short on time.
Sourdough Discard Zucchini Fritters
- Mixing Bowl
- Frying Pan
- 350 g Zucchini grated, squeeze out excess moisture BEFORE WEIGHING
- 100 g Sourdough Discard
- 100 g All Purpose Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 50 g Cheddar Cheese Grated
- 50 g Parmesan Grated
- 50 g spring onions Chopped
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Olive Oil for frying
- Grate the zucchini and squeeze all the moisture out before weighing it. This is to ensure that your fritters aren't watery and don't fall apart.
- Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and combine until it forms a thick batter. Ensure that all the flour is mixed through.
- Heat a large frying pan on the stove, adding around 20 mls of oil to the pan. Once it's hot, turn the pan down to a moderate heat.
- Add spoonfuls of mixture to the pan and flatten them slightly so they cook evenly. Cook for around 4 minutes on each side or until they are golden and crispy on the outside.
- Lay cooked fritters on paper towel once cooked to absorb excess oil.
Trying to keep up with all the zucchini! I made these and they were wonderful. I didn’t have Parmesan cheese so I used pecorino. Very addicting
Easy flexible recipe. Great way to Used up zucchini and discard.
These are delicious! Thank you!
Thanks Kate for this recipe, it’s great. They won’t last long 😊
1) is the weight of the zucchini (350g) the weight of it BEFORE squeezing the water out or the final ‘dry’ weight?
2) if I add other ingredients to the zucchini, like sweet corn, do I need to take away the same weight of zucchini or can these fritters handle more vegetable weight?
The Pantry Mama
I'm so glad you loved it! I weigh the zucchini after all the water has been squeezed out (so final dry weight). I often add a few more things without taking out any zucchini. Sweet corn for sure you can just add a bit and it won't hurt. Enjoy! TPM xo