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Zucchini Fritters with Chili Lime Mayo

Zuchinni is a prime Summer vegetable, and this version is one of the best ways to enjoy it- fried to golden brown fritter perfection with a savory chili lime aoili for dipping. It makes a perfect appetizer, side dish, or even an entree for the main event.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 281kcal


  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup prepared mayo
  • 1 tbsp lime juice lemon will work as a substitute
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder


  • Pour the oil in a skillet so that it is half an inch deep and turn the heat to medium.
  • While waiting for the oil to heat up, combine the zucchini, onion, and eggs in a large bowl. Stir the mixture to combine. It may get a little frothy, but that's ok.
  • In another bowl combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, 1/2 tsp of chili powder, salt, and pepper and stir to combine
  • To finish the batter, add the dry ingredients to the zucchini mixture and fold it all together.
  • Once your oil is hot (dip a spoon with some batter on it into the oil to test, if the oil starts bubbling in contact with the batter, it's readyou can drop the batter a tablespoon at a time into the oil, frying for 2-3 minutes per side. If you want a more substantial fritter, form the batter into loose 'patties' and fry in oil 3-4 minutes per side.
  • When the centers are firm, remove them from the oil and allow the to drain on a plate lined with a paper towel.
  • To make the dip, simply combine the prepared mayo, lime juice, and chili powder in a small mixing bowl and stir it all up.


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg