Low Carb Zucchini Fritter: 4 Ingredients Recipes & Kidney Friendly

Delicious and nutritious Low-Carb zucchini fritters

Are you ready to tantalize your taste buds with this simple, EASY 4 INGREDIENTS masterpiece that’s both low carb delightful and kidney-friendly?

Fresh, grated zucchini is the STAR of the show,  joining forces with wholesome almond flour (or whole wheat flour), eggs, and a dash of aromatic seasonings. Picture the perfect blend of crispiness and tenderness, all achieved with just four simple ingredients.

This zucchini fritter is lite, yet it’s a nutritional powerhouse, boasting kidney-friendly credentials with low carb content, making them a guilt-free indulgence.

Why Zucchini?

Zucchini, a versatile and nutrient-rich vegetable, offers several health benefits, making it a valuable addition to a balanced diet. They are low in calories, high in antioxidants and Vitamin C. Zucchini has a high water content, therefore contributing to hydration. 

The Power of Low Carb Living

Embracing a low-carb lifestyle can have multiple benefits on overall health, influencing various aspects of physical and mental well-being. Some of the important key benefits include stabilizing your blood sugar level, improving cholesterol and reducing risk factor for chronic kidney disease.

Additionally, low-carb goes hand in hand in weight management. Low-carb diets have been shown to be effective in promoting weight loss, particularly in the form of fat loss. Restricting carbohydrates can lead to a reduction in overall calorie intake.

Low-carb also controls your appetite. Protein (the egg in the recipe) and fat, common in low-carb diets, tend to be more satiating, helping individuals feel fuller for longer periods and reducing overall calorie consumption.

What tools you will need:

  1. Grater
  2. Mixing bowl
  3. Fork 
  4. Iron skillet or a pan.

What are the FOUR ingredients? 

  1. Medium or large size zucchini
  2. Almond Flour (or Whole Wheat Flour)
  3. Eggs
  4. Dash of aromatic seasoning (Mrs Dash recommended here)

PRO Tips & What to serve it with

Drain the zucchini well before mixing them with other ingredients will make it crisp and fresh.

Pair them with a kidney-friendly dipping sauce or a refreshing side dish for a complete, wholesome experience.

Non-fat Greek Yogurt-based options with fresh herb and lemon combo is highly recommended to create this well-rounded dish.

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Low Carb Zucchini Fritter: 4 Ingredients

Shinta Galej, MS, RDN, CDN
Here's a simple recipe for low-carb zucchini fritters using 4 Ingredients ONLY
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Zucchini Fritter: 4 Ingredients
Amount per Serving
Calories
211
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Cholesterol
 
82
mg
27
%
Sodium
 
40
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
304
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
10
g
3
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
Vitamin A
 
315
IU
6
%
Vitamin C
 
18
mg
22
%
Calcium
 
88
mg
9
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
Custom Nutrient
 
6
mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 211 kcal

Equipment

  • skillet or frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium-sized zucchinis
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs Dash

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the Zucchini:
  • Wash and trim the ends of the zucchinis.
  • Grate the zucchini using a box grater or a food processor.
  • Place the grated zucchini in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess moisture. This step is crucial to prevent the fritters from becoming soggy.
  • Mix the Ingredients:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the grated zucchini, almond flour, beaten eggs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix the ingredients well until a batter forms. The almond flour will help bind the fritters together.
  • Forming the Fritters:
  • Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium heat and add a couple of tablespoons of oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, spoon the zucchini batter into the pan, forming small fritters. Flatten them slightly with the back of the spoon.
  • Cooking:
  • Cook the fritters for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Be gentle when flipping them to avoid breaking.
  • Draining Excess Oil:
  • Place the cooked fritters on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

Notes

Experiment with additional seasonings, such as chopped herbs (parsley, dill, or cilantro) or a pinch of cayenne pepper for extra flavor.
For a crispier texture, you can also bake the fritters in the oven. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
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