Crispy Zucchini Halloumi Fritters - Cook Republic #zucchinifritters


  • Author: Sneh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 8 small fritters or 4 large burgers/fritters 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Lunchbox, Light Meal
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Modern Australian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 2 large zucchinis (450-500g), grated
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil + extra for frying the fritters
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 180g halloumi cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Freshly crushed black pepper
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup (90g) plain flour


  1. Place grated zucchini in a large sieve over a bowl. Sprinkle with the salt and toss gently to thoroughly mix zucchini and salt. Set aside for 10-15 minutes. Press down on the zucchini in the sieve or grab handfuls and squeeze out the water. Do this a few times till you feel zucchini is quite dry and squeezing doesn’t release water anymore.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan. Add garlic and spring onion. Sauté for a minute or two until spring onion is wilted. Remove from heat. Scoop into a large bowl.
  3. Add squeezed zucchini and grated halloumi to the bowl. Add oregano, thyme, basil, smoked paprika, black pepper and egg. Mix well.
  4. Add baking powder and flour to the bowl and gently mix until just combined.
  5. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan on medium. Scoop one-third cup of the fritter batter onto the hot pan. Add up to 2-3 more fritters depending on the size of your pan. Cook each side for 3-4 minutes until golden. Reduce heat to medium-low or low and cook each side for a further 3-4 minutes (this helps dry out the fritter and firm it up). When cooked through and crispy, remove the fritter onto a plate lined with paper towel. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  6. Fritters can be eaten hot or stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in an air-tight container. Individually cooked fritters can be packed in ziplock bags or in a freezer-safe container, separated by baking paper and frozen for up to a month. To eat, they can be toasted or microwaved from frozen.

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