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Blackstone Zucchini Fritters

When the zucchini is coming out of your ears, Blackstone Zucchini Fritters are the perfect solution. These hearty little patties are flash-fried on the gas griddle and served with a spicy ranch dipping sauce!

Blackstone Zucchini Fritters

Blackstone Zucchini Fritters

I love summer, and even though I haven’t actually grown zucchini in quite a few years, I always wind up with more than I know what to do with during the growing season from friends, family, and neighbors. 

While I love some zucchini boats, zucchini stir-fry, zucchini bread, grilled zucchini, zucchini stir-fry, zucchini pasta bakesand spiralized togarashi zucchini, zucchini cakes are a simple and easy side that is great on almost any barbecue spread, or as an appetizer. 

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Blackstone Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters ingredient list

  • zucchini
  • egg
  • bread crumbs
  • garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • parmesan cheese
  • oil for frying

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Blackstone Zucchini Fritters

How to make zucchini fritters on the Blackstone Griddle

I love making these because they are SO simple to throw together. Just shred your zucchini, squeeze as much water out as you can inside a clean dish towel.

Then, mix together with the rest of the ingredients, and form into balls.

Preheat your Blackstone or other gas griddle over medium-low heat and lay down some oil and butter. 

Place the balls onto the griddle and smash them down with a metal spatula until they are about 1/2 inch thick. 

Cook for a couple of minutes, until it is browned, and flip once (laying down a little butter before you flip!)

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Blackstone Zucchini Fritters

Are there any substitutions or mix-ins that would work?

There sure are! 

You can substitute in a different kind of bread crumbs, a different kind of cheese, more or less garlic, add in some chives to the mix, or mix in your favorite rub or seasoning blend.

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Blackstone Zucchini Fritters

How to prevent your zucchini fritters from being soggy

Soggy fritters are a common complaint on the internets, and the solution couldn’t be easier. 

If something is soggy, it means there is too much liquid. 

In this case, the excess liquid is coming from the zucchini. 

The key to making these fritters crispy and light is going to be getting ALL the excess water out of them. My favorite way to do that is to put the shredded zucchini into a clean dish towel and then ringing out all of the excess water.

Blackstone Zucchini Fritters

How to save leftover fritters

It is important to make sure that you keep these wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. If you toss them all into a storage container, you’re likely going to end up with condensation and that’ll make these soggy as well. 

I like to wrap individually, and then throw them into a large baggie in the freezer. They keep for quite a while in a deep freeze!

Blackstone Zucchini Fritters

How to reheat zucchini fritters

The best way to reheat fried foods, whether it is deep-fried, pan-fried, or griddle-fried, is in the air fryer. 

If you don’t have an air fryer, a convection oven would be your next best bet, followed up with a regular oven if you don’t have that.

Blackstone Zucchini Fritters
Yield: 12 servings

Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Blackstone Zucchini Fritters

Delicious zucchini fritters are pan-fried right on the Blackstone Griddle! This easy recipe is a great way to use up that bounty of zucchini bursting out of all of the gardens.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • oil for frying


  1. Place the shredded zucchini inside a clean dish towel, and squeeze out all of the excess liquid that you can.
  2. Combine with the panko, parmesan, egg, garlic, onion powder, sale, and ground pepper. Mix until combined, and roll into golf-ball sized balls.
  3. Preheat your Blackstone over low to medium-low heat. Lay down some oil and then place a ball of zucchini fritters on the grill.
  4. Place a small piece of parchment paper on top of the ball and smash down with a spatula, smash-burger style.
  5. Let the fritters cook until they are browned, and then flip over and brown on the other side.
  6. Remove and serve hot with some spicy aioli or ranch dressing for dipping.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 185mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.


Monday 27th of June 2022

These are so delicious. I add old bay to mine they are like a crabcake. Thanks for the great recipe. Barbara

Nicole Johnson

Tuesday 28th of June 2022

So glad you liked them, Barbara!


Saturday 2nd of October 2021

FYI, you mention parmesan cheese in the description but then leave it out of the actual recipe. I just added delicious!

Nicole Johnson

Saturday 2nd of October 2021

Whoopsie! Fixing that now. Thanks!

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