Sourdough Zucchini Fritters

Sourdough Zucchini Fritters

Sourdough discard, often considered a culinary waste, can be transformed into delectable dishes that redefine the meaning of homemade goodness. This Sourdough Zucchini Fritter recipe not only breathes new life into your discarded sourdough but also offers a delightful way to enjoy the abundance of summer zucchinis. Let’s dive into the simple steps of creating these crispy, golden-brown fritters that are bound to become a family favourite.


  • 100 g Sourdough Discard
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • Handful of chopped chives
  • 100g grated cheese
  • 75g corn kernels, drained
  • 100g plain flour
  • 300g Zucchini grated & drained
  • Olive Oil, for frying


  1. Prepare the Fritter Batter: In a large mixing bowl, combine the sourdough discard, eggs, salt, pepper, chopped spring onions, chives, grated cheese, corn kernels, and grated zucchini. Stir the mixture until all the ingredients are well combined.

  2. Heat the Olive Oil: Place a large frypan over medium heat and add a generous amount of olive oil. Allow it to heat up, ensuring it's hot enough to create that perfect sizzle when the fritter batter hits the pan.

  3. Fry the Fritters: Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour the fritter batter into the pan for each fritter. Use a spatula to gently press down on the batter, flattening it out into a round shape. Cook the fritters for 3-4 minutes on each side or until they turn a gorgeous golden brown, creating a crispy texture on the outside while remaining tender inside.

  4. Drain and Serve: Once the fritters are beautifully golden and crispy, transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels. This helps absorb any excess oil, ensuring your fritters are perfectly crispy and not greasy. Repeat the process until all the batter is used, frying the fritters in batches.

  5. Enjoy Your Sourdough Zucchini Fritters: Serve the fritters hot and crispy, perhaps with a dollop of sour cream or a zesty dipping sauce. These fritters are not just a treat for your taste buds but also a fantastic way to use up sourdough discard and zucchinis, reducing food waste in your kitchen.

With a few simple ingredients and a little creativity, you can turn what might have been discarded into a culinary masterpiece. These Sourdough Zucchini Fritters are not just a delightful snack; they are a testament to the joy of experimenting in the kitchen. So, the next time you find yourself with some sourdough discard and zucchinis, don’t hesitate to whip up a batch of these fritters and savour the flavours of homemade goodness.


Happy cooking!

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