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Some air fryer zucchini fritters on a white plate with a yogurt dip and fresh chives.

Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 fritters 1x


These 10-minute air fryer zucchini fritters are a healthier version of the snack and pair well with sour cream or a healthy yogurt dip.


Units Scale
  • 1 lb. zucchini (about 1 large zucchini or 2 medium zucchinis)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse sea salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup feta/goat/Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons fresh chives, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Grate zucchini with a box grater. Add one teaspoon of coarse sea salt and let it sit for 10 minutes to draw out the water. Squeeze out any excess water with a cheesecloth, nut milk bag or mesh strainer.
  2. Combine grated zucchini, cheese, egg, flour, baking powder, chives, garlic and onion powder, paprika and remaining salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Form 8 patties with the mixture.
  4. [Optional] Put in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up the patties.
  5. [Optional] For crispier fritters, spray with olive oil.
  6. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F and cook the patties for 5 minutes.
  7. Flip over the patties and cook for another 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Dish and serve hot with sour cream, a chive yogurt sauce or tzatziki sauce.


  • Greek Yogurt Chive Sauce
    1 cup plain Greek yogurt
    1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 tablespoon fresh chives/dill, chopped
    Salt and pepper to taste
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins