Corn Zucchini Fritters with Lime Crema

With corn and zucchini in-season right now, I’m getting my fill of both of them! They make the perfect base for a chowder or salsa. But I especially love them in a fritter (and so does 1 of my girls! The other one doesn’t like when different foods touch – haaaa).

So today, I’m making this quick fritter using the last of our fresh corn (don’t worry, there’s plenty more in the shops, I just have to go buy some!) and zucchini from our garden. It’s a great way to get extra veggies in to my day and also my kids.

But it’s pan fried, you say?! Yes, but 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil goes a long way in your pan. So, make these with some almond flour, a dash of oil and you have the perfect lunch, appetizer, or side dish.

Corn Zucchini Fritters with Lime Crema

  • Servings: 12 fritters
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup flour, any kind
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk, any kind
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini*
  • 3/4 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 shredded cheddar cheese
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup full-fat yogurt
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together egg, milk and butter.
  3. Whisk egg mixture into flour mixture. Add in zucchini, corn and cheese until just mixed (don’t over mix!).
  4. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Working in batches, drop a heaping spoonful of mixture into the pan. Flatten slightly and cook until each side is golden brown – about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a cooling rack and repeat with remaining batter.
  5. While fritters are cooking, stir together sour cream, onion, garlic and lime juice in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with fritters. Enjoy! 

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*After shredding zucchini, wrap it in a paper towel to ring out any extra water. Otherwise, the fritters won’t crisp up as nicely.

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