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Quick Fried Zucchini Balls

Everyone loves these quick fried zucchini balls packed with healthy ingredients. They are great choice for a snack, appetizer or light meal.

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You will adore these little zucchini balls with soft centers and crispy exterior. You can have them ready in only 30 minutes and serve as snack, an appetizer or even a light lunch!

They are wonderfully nutritious, low in calories and the perfect way to sneak in some veggies for those picky eaters. These easy to make fritters are loaded with fresh zucchini with addition of Greek yogurt which gives some tanginess to the flavour. 

If you are fan of simple recipes with shredded zucchini, why not to try our easy zucchini fritters or summer vegetable flatbreads.

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How to make quick fried zucchini balls

These little zucchini balls are so easy to whip up. Simply shred zucchini, sprinkle them with salt and drain completely with your hands or using a clean cloth. Whisk eggs, Greek yogurt then add some salt and pepper. Fold flours plus baking powder then add prepared zucchini. The batter is ready for frying.

Heat a small skillet with sunflower oil and once heated 1/2 tablespoon mixture into the oil. Fry for a few minutes on each side then transfer to a plate with kitchen paper to drain. 

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Quick Fried Zucchini Balls

MAKES: 20 zucchini balls
COOKS IN: 30 minutes


  • 340g zucchini (3/4 pound)
  • 1 egg
  • 60g Greek yogurt (1/4 cup)
  • 30g plain flour (1/4 cup)
  • 30g cornflour (flour that's milled from dried corn kernels(1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • sunflower oil, for frying

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  1. Coarsely grate zucchini using a large holes of the box grater and sprinkle with salt. Leave for 10 minutes, then squeeze excess moisture from zucchini.

  2. Combine plain and corn flour together with baking powder.

  3. Whisk an egg, Greek yogurt and salt in a medium bowl.

  4. Gradually add flours and whisk until you get a thick batter.

  5. Fold prepared zucchini and stir with spatula or a spoon until combined.

  6. Pour the oil into a small skillet and heat on a medium heat. Using a tablespoon, scoop a small amount of batter and drop into the hot oil. Fry 4-5 zucchini balls at a time for about 2-3 minutes or until they are golden. Turn the balls during the frying. Drain them on the paper towels and serve while still warm!

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