Indulge in the savory delight of our zucchini and pecorino fritters, a burst of flavor in every bite. Crispy on the outside and tender inside, these fritters combine zucchini with the rich, tangy taste of pecorino cheese. Perfect for a snack or appetizer, they’re sure to satisfy your cravings with their irresistible blend of textures and flavors.

Zucchini and Pecorino Fritters

Kate Merker and Taylor Murray
Indulge in the crispy delight of Zucchini and Pecorino Fritters, where tender zucchini is mixed with tangy pecorino cheese, formed into golden patties, and fried to perfection. These savory fritters offer a delightful combination of flavors and textures, perfect for serving as a tasty appetizer or snack for any occasion.
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 oz Pecorino, grated
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • Black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Grate zucchini; squeeze dry with paper towels and transfer to a bowl.
  • Add egg, Pecorino, Panko, garlic, and pepper; stir to combine.
  • Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of mixture onto a greased baking sheet and gently flatten.
  • Bake, flipping halfway through, until golden brown and crisp, 18-20 minutes.


This recipe is by Kate Merker and Taylor Murray, and was published by Country Living.
This favorite recipe was contributed by a Backyard Eats client! She encourages home cooks to substitute ingredients as needed based their lifestyle or what's growing fresh in their garden.

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