It’s summer and fresh corn is abundant. So is zucchini!  Which means it’s a great opportunity to whip up these wonderful Corn and Zucchini Fritters. They are a perfect accompaniment to a Sunday ham dinner or perhaps even a meat loaf dinner or just by themselves. It’s your choice, but something I do know is you and your family will love them. They are quite delicious!

And a tool I highly recommend you have in your stash of kitchen gadgets is the cornzipperCorn Zipper.  It’s great for safely removing fresh kernels from cobs.  It’s a must have for any kitchen!

These fritters are best consumed the day of so be sure to have a crowd as the recipe makes 12 or so fritters.

Bon appétit!


Corn and Zucchini Fritters

  • Author: Patti Peterson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x



  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk plus 2 tablespoons
  • ½ cup cooked ham finely chopped
  • 1½ cups zucchini grated
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels
  • oil for frying


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, 2 teaspoons salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together butter, eggs, and milk; add to flour mixture, and stir until just combined. Add ham, zucchini, and corn, and stir until well blended.
  2. Heat 1 inch of oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat until it registers 350 degrees on a deep-fry thermometer.
  3. Working in batches of 4 or 5, gently drop two tablespoons batter into skillet for each fritter, pressing gently with a spatula to flatten. Cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer with a spatula or slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Season fritters with salt and pepper while still hot.


  • Serving Size: 1 fritter
  • Calories: 126
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 154mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 51mg