Cheap and healthy recipe ideas: Grate Zucchini & Corn Fritters

Fritters are great for a cheap and healthy family dinner, or a quick an easy lunch while you’re working at home. With a little help from our School Food Literacy program coordinator, Emma, here’s a delicious, simple recipe for 3-veg fritters.

Grate Zuchini & Corn Fritters

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4



  • 4 cups zucchini, grated.
  • 1 corn cob, kernels removed
  • 1 cup spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil




  • Grate zucchini onto clean tea towel. Wrap towel around zucchini, and squeeze to remove excess liquid.
  • In a large bowl, combine zucchini, corn, spring onion, flour, and cumin. Stir together until well combined.
  • In a mug whisk eggs with a fork.
  • Add eggs to fritter mixture and combine well.
  • In a large frypan over medium- to-high heat, add olive oil. Scoop out a portion of mixture (small palm size) into frypan.
  • Cook in batches (suitable for pan size) for 3-5 mins on each side, until golden brown. Serve with minted Greek yoghurt.




  • Zucchini is rich in manganese, magnesium, lutein, zeaxanthin, and vitamins K and C — nutrients which contribute to healthy vision and may help to strengthen bones.