Zucchini rosti: the simple and quick dish!

Total time: 35 min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4-6
By Cookist

Zucchini rösti is a great way to use up fresh zucchini that you don’t want to go to waste. It’s also a fantastic way of sneaking veggies into meals (perfect for picky eaters!). The recipe is super easy to follow. You simply grate the zucchini, mix it with the remaining ingredients, and pan-fry them until golden and cooked through. Each bite is crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside.  You can serve it with a dollop of sour cream or any of your favorite dipping sauces. Enjoy it a healthy side, or a quick snack.


Don’t make your oil too hot, otherwise, the rösti will brown too quickly before it’s cooked through. Use a thermometer to heat the oil to about 350°F.

If the rösti are falling apart or becoming too soggy, it might be because they have too much water. Make sure you wring out all the water from the grated zucchini using your hands, a clean kitchen towel, or cheesecloth.

To make perfect, equally-sized scoops, you can also use a large ice cream scoop.

You can use any other cheese like feta, cheddar, cream cheese, or even ricotta.

To make these Zucchini Fritters gluten-free, you can use a gluten-free flour blend.

How to Store Zucchini Rösti

The Zucchini Rösti can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container, and line it with paper towels to absorb excess moisture. Reheat them in an oven (or Airfryer) to make them crispy again.

You can make the Zucchini Rösti ahead of time and store them in the freezer. Simply heat them in the oven when you’re ready to eat them. They’re freezable for up to 3 months.

What To Serve With Zucchini Rösti

Serve the Zucchini Rösti with sour cream, sweet chili sauce, or ranch dressing. Or a healthier dipping alternative, try Greek yogurt. Eat them as an appetizer, or serve them as a healthy side.

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4 zucchini
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg
Fresh mint, chopped
30g (1/4 cup)
40g (1/4 cup)
Oil for frying

How To Make Zucchini Rösti

Grate the zucchini using the coarse side of a cheese grater.

Transfer the grated zucchini to a bowl, season with salt, and set them aside for 15 minutes.

In another clean bowl, whisk together the egg, salt, pepper, mint, parmesan, and flour.

Drain the zucchini to remove the excess of water. Add to the egg-flour mixture and mix until all the ingredients are well combined.

Heat a bit of oil in a non-stick pan. Take a spoonful of the mixture and transfer it to the pan.

Flatten them slightly and continue to fry until cooked through and golden brown on both sides.

Drain on towel paper before serving.


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