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Cheesy Zucchini Cakes

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

Crispy Cheesy Zucchini Fritters, Pancakes, Patties or Bites are so tasty, baked or fried, with Parmesan or feta, this appetizer or side recipe is amazing!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked zucchini, easy zucchini, zucchini cake, zucchini fritter, zucchini pancake, zucchini parmesan bites


  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 small onion or green onion
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1/4-1/3 cup parmesan or feta cheese grated or crumbled
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parsley dried
  • pepper
  • salt
  • oil for frying


  1. Bring out and measure all of your ingredients.

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  2. Grate zucchini, place into a strainer and sprinkle with salt.

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  3. Let sit for at least 15 minutes, (30 minutes is ideal, to get the moisture out) and toss your zucchini a couple of times.

  4. Knead or press zucchini against the bottom and sides of the strainer pushing the water through.

  5. Use paper towel to squeeze the zucchini. Do this until there is almost no more water coming out.

  6. In a large bowl, combine the zucchini, feta or Parmesan, garlic, onion (or green onion), parsley, bread crumbs and egg.

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  7. Season with salt and pepper.

  8. Depending on the amount of water left in your zucchini, you may need to add more bread crumbs so that you can form the mixture into "cakes" or "burgers".

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  1. In a large skillet, over medium to medium high heat, place a few tablespoons of oil. Wait until the oil shimmers or when a drop of water flicks and dances in it.

  2. Gently place "burgers" or "cakes" in oil and cook until golden brown; about 5 to 6 minutes.

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  3. Remove from skillet and place on paper towels.

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  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and cooking spray. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, flip and bake for another 10 – 12 minutes.

  2. Serve with Greek yogurt, sour cream or your favorite sour cream based dip. Enjoy!

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  1. Top cakes with Parmesan or feta , if desired. Serve hot, warm or cool. If you love dips, have a look at our Best Dips Ever for some great ideas! Enjoy!

    Cheesy Zucchini Cakes