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zucchini and mascarpone fritters on a wooden plate.
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5 from 2 votes

Zucchini and mascarpone fritters

These zucchini and mascarpone fritters combine healthy vegetables with egg yolk, mascarpone cheese and lots of herbs for a fun lunch or light dinner option. A vegetarian and low histamine recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, British
Servings: 5 fritters
Author: Claire


  • 2 medium zucchini grated
  • ¼ cup spelt flour
  • 1 garlic clove minced or finely diced
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoon mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chives diced
  • 2 tablespoon mint diced
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Place the grated zucchini in a clean tea towel, pull up by the corners and squeeze (over the sink) out as much liquid as possible.
  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl, except the olive oil. Stir very thoroughly until you have a fairly wet batter. If it seems too wet then add a touch more flour.
  • Drizzle the oil into a pan, and then on a medium heat spoon a couple of tablespoon of your fritter 'batter' into your hands. Roll into a ball, then place in the pan. Press down on the fritter with a spatula to form the fritter shape.
  • Cooking time will vary depending on how thick the fritter is. Fry for 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Carefully flip with a spatula to cook the other side. You may need to add a little more oil to the pan if it gets too dry as you cook the fritters.


  • Ensure that you squeeze as much liquid out of the zucchini as you can so that the batter isn't too wet.
  • You may need to add more oil to the pan as you fry the fritters if you are doing so individually.
  • If you are gluten free then please note that spelt flour does contain gluten. I haven't used another flour, but I would think gluten free flour should work fine.
Swiss Interest Group Histamine Intolerance
All ingredients on the SIGHI list score 0, with the exception of:
  • garlic, which scores 1.
  • chives, which score 1.
  • black pepper, which scores 2.
  • spelt scores 0 but has a ? as a liberator and the note: 'Prefer old varieties. Modern ATI-varieties modified by cultivation are often not well tolerated'.