How to make zero-waste zucchini fritters

Zucchini is a wonderful vegetable tasty, relatively easy to grow and capable of producing food in great abundance.

In fact, if you've ever grown zucchini at home, you'll know the sheer volume of that abundance can become a touch overwhelming at this time of the year...

So, if you're looking for ideas on how to use up that mountain of zucchinis coming out of your patch each day, try this excellently simple recipe by our Grow It Local co-founder, Darryl Nichols.

We hope you enjoy these most delicious zucchini fritters.


  • 3 zucchini
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 150g feta, crumbled
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup (110g) plain flour
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil


1. Coarsely grate the zucchini, then place in a colander set above a bowl and toss with 2 tsp salt. Set aside for 10 minutes, then rinse under cold water. Squeeze the zucchini to remove excess water.

2. Grate the onion and squeeze out the liquid. Place in a bowl with the zucchini. Combine with the garlic, feta, eggs and flour, then season well with salt and pepper.

3. Heat 2 tbs oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Dollop 4 spoonfuls of the zucchini mixture and flatten slightly. Cook for 3-4 minutes, turning, until golden then drain on paper towel. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 12 fritters, adding another tablespoon of oil for each batch.

4. Service with a slice of lemon, tahini or yogurt.

Enjoy, you local-growing legend!

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