Zucchini and Potato Fritters with Cheesy Mozzarella

Dive into the world of comfort food with a healthy twist! Our Savory Vegetable Fritters with Cheesy Mozzarella are the perfect recipe for those days when you’re craving something warm, crispy, and utterly satisfying. Made with a blend of fresh zucchini, potato, and carrot, these fritters are not only packed with nutrients but also full of flavor, thanks to the addition of aromatic herbs and spices. The surprise element? A generous amount of melted mozzarella cheese within each fritter that takes them from simple to simply irresistible. Paired with a creamy garlic-parsley sauce for dipping, this dish is a fantastic way to enjoy your vegetables, whether as a delightful starter, a light lunch, or a side dish that steals the show. Let’s get grating and frying to create a meal that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!

Ingredients for Fritters:

  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 large potato
  • 2 large eggs
  • A handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
  • 7 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 4.2 ounces (approximately 1 cup) of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Ingredients for Creamy Garlic-Parsley Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • A few sprigs of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of dried garlic powder


  1. Prepare the Vegetables: Grate the zucchini, potato, and carrot into a large mixing bowl. Use a clean kitchen towel to squeeze out excess moisture from the grated zucchini and potato. This will help the fritters become crispy when cooked.
  2. Mix Fritter Ingredients: To the bowl of grated vegetables, add the minced garlic, chopped parsley, eggs, smoked paprika, black pepper, Herbes de Provence, flour, and shredded mozzarella cheese. Season with salt to taste. Stir the mixture until well combined.
  3. Heat the Pan: Place a frying pan over medium heat and add a generous amount of vegetable oil for frying.
  4. Cook the Fritters: Once the oil is hot, scoop portions of the vegetable mixture into the pan. Flatten them slightly to form patties. Fry each side until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove the fritters and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  5. Prepare the Sauce: In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, chopped parsley, and dried garlic powder. Mix well until smooth.
  6. Serve: Serve the warm zucchini and potato fritters with the creamy garlic-parsley sauce on the side.

Enjoy this deliciously crispy and cheesy treat as a delightful snack, appetizer, or even a light main course. The combination of vegetables and mozzarella creates a flavorful experience, while the creamy garlic-parsley sauce adds the perfect finishing touch to these savory fritters.

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