Baked Zucchini Pub Fritters

Something about the word fritter drives this Southern girl crazy- in a good way! The term fritter is what we down South like to attach to the name of dishes that we pulled together with random ingredients and decided to fry! Its an endearing word once you get used to it and even more endearing one you try a fritter out for yourself. Now there are plenty of fritter variations and recipes out there but I am really digging my own version because not only does it contain sweet fresh zucchini, the flavors of cilantro and lime and the most fantastically crafted Pub Beer Mustard you can find at Saucy Mama but get this- IT’S NOT FRIED!


I was this close! This close I tell you to pouring the oil in the pan and turning up the heat when it dawned on me- Been there and done that! One for not liking to repeat myself when it comes to food (in life yes I am a repeater because I am OCD and such, yada yada) I decided to bake the fritters instead of frying them. Now no one told me to do this and I didn’t see it anywhere so the whole time I was staring at that stove with my fingers crossed in an act of depression just hoping they would turn out halfway decent. I would take decent over delicious in this case before I would admit complete failure.


A failure they were NOT! The reason you don’t see any more pictures than the three I have posted is because we ate them up so fast I forgot to take pictures. I quickly grabbed a few to set aside and snap before the hungry bunch devoured the pan. This is one PERFECT way to incorporate veggies in your family’s diet and it is the PERFECT way to use up leftover veggies- although I must say after this bunch of Sweet Zucchini fritters I don’t know if I can pull myself into trying anything else! ENJOY!


Baked Zucchini Pub Fritters
  • 2 pounds small zucchini, grated
  • ¼ cup grated onion
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 TBSP Saucy Mama Beer Pub Mustard
  • 1 TBSP plus ½ tsp All Purpose Flour
  • 2 TBSP bread crumbs
  • 4 TBSP grated Romano (what I used) or Parmesan cheese
  1. With a grater, grate zucchini and onion then place grated zucchini and onion in paper towel or kitchen towel and squeeze out liquid. Add to a bowl and combine the remaining ingredients.
  2. Drop medium rounds on a lightly greased parchment lined baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes. Then preheat oven to 425. Bake for 15 minutes flip them then bake again for another 10-15 minutes. We like ours nice and crispy!

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  1. val

    These are just perfect. Any fritter is good to me but when you stick zucchini in it AMAZING.

  2. Velva

    Nice! Delicious too. I am not surprised that they went fast.


  3. Eva

    I almost didn’t believe that you didn’t fry them! They look so crispy on the outside and tender on the inside,. I’m not at all surprised that you were able to save only three for the photos.

  4. Betty

    I love that these are baked! These are great- I’ve always liked the word “fritter” too. 🙂

  5. Bonnie

    If you can turn something into a fritter, I will eat it–and love it! What? They aren’t fried? All the better to eat more.


  6. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    These oven baked fritters are PERFECT!

  7. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    Scrumptious! You are so clever to think to bake them Belle. Seeing as they are healthier, I reckon enjoying an extra one or two would be appropriate.
    Have a happy day.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  8. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    Great looking fritters. I love the idea of baking instead of frying. I hate to admit it, but I have a fear of frying that I’ve never overcome. And I consider that a good thing 😉

  9. Gintare @Gourmantine

    So much healthier than frying and my, do they look delicious!

  10. jackie @ marin mama cooks

    Ok, you’re totally onto something girl with the baking of these fritters rather than frying them 🙂 I’m totally going to have to try that! These look amazing and they look like they’ve been fried because they’re all crispy on the outside. Why are you talking about taking a photography class from me? Your photos rock! I totally want to dive in and eat one of these bad boys right now, but I would LOVE it if you came out and visited me. We would have so much fun! Have a blissful week girl! xoxo Jackie

  11. Mary

    Oh my Goodness!!! I don’t believe they’re not fried!! but I’m SOOO glad they’re not – totally, totally delicious – I’m drooling – honestly –
    Mary x

  12. Pure Complex

    I am positive you know the way to my heart lol. Because these fritters are my type of meal. Just delish!

  13. Bree (Skinny Mommy)

    Jessica these look amazing! I think even my kids would eat zucchini if it was like this!

  14. 2 Sisters Recipes

    Hey girl, I love these fritters and especially they’re baked. Delish recipe!!

  15. Roz

    Wow, these look fritters look and sound so perfectly delicious and to discover that they aren’t fried . . . even more perfect! I absolutely love your new blog look! Hope you’re enjoying these cooler autumn days with the kids Jessica! I’ve been slammed at work with my new job so not such a consistent commenter lately . . . but I think of ya lots!


  16. sara@domesticallychallenged

    Honestly? I don’t know that I have ever frittered before. I mean, besides delicious apple fritters. Which I am guessing are different.

  17. Balvinder

    Fritters make Indians crazy and in this weather they are a welcome treat. Your fritters are so much healthier than fried ones.

  18. Erica

    You know a recipe is GOOD when you almost eat the whole thing before you remember to photograph it for the blog. These sound divine

  19. Joanne

    I’m fairly certain I’d be eating this straight from the pan! love a good fritter.

  20. kitchen flavours

    This looks delicious! I would like these crispy too! And dip with some chilli sauce!

  21. Monet

    Love your blog and I just love these BAKED fritters. How brilliant!

  22. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    I can see why they disappeared so quickly, they sound great!

  23. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    So happy to have a non-fried fritter recipe! They look amazing and I bet they were snatched up quickly. The mustard addition is brilliant! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  24. ChgoJohn

    I need to find a pub that serves food this delicious. I’m lucky to get stale peanuts at the pubs I frequent.

  25. Kiran @

    Must have been so delicious, that you almost forgot to photography this for the blog 😀

  26. daphne

    olala! I love this! I am always in search for healthy recipes so this will hit a spot with me.

  27. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    These fritters not only look so delicious but they seem very easy to make too! Love recipes using zucchini (I buy a big bulk too) and I need to try this recipe out!

  28. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    Oh yum, Your fritters sound terrific to this girl from the south and you baked them…that is great.

  29. Wizzy

    Veggie fritters are the best. Looks like they can be put together ahead of time and frozen too. Lovely

  30. Geni

    Oh my goodness…these looks so tasty! I would love to munch on these. Great idea to bake them! So much healthier!

  31. lena

    hi brilliant lady, i would always prefer to bake rather than frying them…at least the kitchen is less messy and not to mention, much healthier too! i would love some beer to accompany this delicious fritters!

  32. Maureen

    I like the baked rather than fried idea but I’d eat these any old way. Yum.

  33. Asmita

    Love that they are baked!Yum!

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