Fritters are comfort food. They’re warm, crispy, savory, and always delicious. But can they be made paleo? Of course! These paleo fritter recipes will help you pack veggies, meats, and more into fabulously crispy packages that are enjoyed by both adults and kids. So tasty.
1. Easy Spaghetti Squash and Apple Fritters
Suitable for both paleo and a Whole30 diet, these simple and easy fritters are delicious with a sweet, savory, and light flavor from pre-roasted spaghetti squash, grated apple, onion, sea salt, black pepper, egg, and tapioca flour for binding. Kids love these, too!
2. Salmon and Courgette Fritters
I imagine these salmon-based fritters would make a really great salmon burger if you can get your hands on some grain-free buns, or make your own! They also feature spiralized zucchini, red chili, spring onions, smoked paprika, lemon, coriander, and more.
3. Sweet Potato, Leek, and Lime Fritters
I love the bright and unexpected flavor of lime in these fritters, which are made mainly with sweet potato and leeks, giving them a sweet, oniony flavor. Coconut flour is the binder here, giving these fritters a boost of healthy protein. They’re an excellent side dish or main feature for dinner.
4. Bacon Spaghetti Squash Fritters
Put bacon in a fritter, and it’s going to be everyone’s new favorite food. This one is made with cassava flour, eggs, cooked spaghetti squash, bacon, and a fat of your choice. If you eat dairy, throw in some raw cheddar cheese. No worries if you don’t—it’s totally optional.
5. Cauliflower Fritters
Cauliflower is a popular replacement for non-paleo ingredients because it’s versatile and has a mild flavor that is easily seasoned. These fritters are a fantastic way to enjoy grain-free fritters with carrot, almond meal, onions, garlic, parsley, and more.
6. Broccoli Fritters
With added garlic, Dijon mustard, and the cheesy flavor of nutritional yeast, these broccoli fritters remind me of a creamy, delicious, and SO not paleo broccoli cheese soup. Of course, this version is totally healthy with only a handful of ingredients, and could be a great way to get some veggies into the kids.
7. Butternut Squash Fritters
These fritters scream “autumn” with the main flavors of shredded butternut squash and sage. These two go together so well that you only need salt and pepper to complete the taste. They’re bound together with eggs and almond flour, for a protein-rich fritter that everyone will love.
8. Coconut Flour Butternut Squash Fritters
With herbs like thyme, rosemary, and basil, these flavorful fritters are sure to hit the spot when you’ve got a lot of butternut squash taking over your pantry and no more ideas to use it up. Cook them in coconut oil, ghee, or butter—I highly recommend ghee or butter, because yum.
9. Paleo Zucchini Fritters With Lemon Dill Mayonnaise
I love when recipes come with their own dips, because I’m not as great at deciding what goes with what. But I’m pretty excited about this simple lemon dill mayo (use homemade mayo or a paleo store bought version) for dipping these colorful zucchini fritters with a kick of cayenne!
10. Grain Free Zucchini Fritters
Would you just look at the absolutely gorgeously crispy golden brown crust on these zucchini fritters? I could die. These puppies are made with zucchini, eggs, green garlic scapes, basil, lemon zest, white pepper, salt, ghee, and cassava flour, which is the trick to getting them crispy and brown like that.
11. Curried Zucchini Fritters With Spicy Shrimp
Together with spicy shrimp, these curried zucchini fritters make a balanced meal full of protein and veggies. They’re seasoned with curry, garlic, cumin, and black pepper, and they’re best cooked up in olive oil or ghee—I’d definitely go with the ghee for the flavor.
12. Loaded Cauliflower Fritters
This recipe has a lot of ingredients, but don’t be intimidated: they’re not hard to make, and each ingredient adds a unique flavor and texture. That’s why they’re loaded! You’ve got all manner of nuts, seeds, herbs, and veggies packed into these fritters, so go all out.
13. Baked Carrot and Coconut Fritters
You don’t have to fry your fritters for them to taste delicious. These baked fritters are full of carrot pulp (you can use it leftover from juicing, or just use shredded carrots), coconut, cilantro, ginger, and a flour of your choice. Tapioco flour or arrowroot powder would be a great choice.
14. Zucchini Dill Fritters
If you’re looking for something super simple with jut a handful of ingredients, try these zucchini fritters with dill, almond flour, salt, pepper, egg, sea salt, and grated zucchini. Be sure to squeeze out all of the water when you grate the zucchini, so they don’t turn soggy and fall apart!
15. Cauliflower Fritter Cakes
These fritters have a soft texture with a deliciously savory flavor from Dijon mustard, garlic, onions, lemon zest, and parsley. Serve them up all crispy and golden brown with homemade cashew cream and sprouts or shoots, or whatever sounds good to you!
16. Indian Lamb and Eggplant Fritters With Cashew Cucumber Raita
I love the strong, spicy flavors of these fantastic Indian fritters. You can make your own with diced eggplant, onion, garlic, seasonings, desiccated coconut, ground lamb, and more. They’re bound with a combination of almond meal and tapioca flour for an awesome texture.
17. Sweet Potato Fritters With Garlicky Greens, Poached Eggs, and Pesto
I can’t get over the gorgeous colors and textures in this simple but complete meal with spiralized sweet potato for a crispy exterior and a sweet, earthy flavor. The addition of pesto gives this meal a sophisticated flair that’s perfect for dinner with company or even a date night.
18. Paleo Bacon Zucchini Carrot Fritters
This recipe is also simple with only a few ingredients, but it has the added color and flavor of carrot, green onions, bacon, and paprika. Like I said before, adding bacon to fritters is sure to make everyone love them, and I think this recipe is even particularly kid-friendly!
19. Simple Spaghetti Squash Fritters
Made with nothing but squash, egg, and seasonings, these super simple fritters take well to sauces and dips, and they go with just about anything. Throw in some kosher salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and dried thyme, and you’re good for a simple side!
20. 2 Ingredient Sweet Potato Fritters
These fritters only need two ingredients (eggs and shredded sweet potato) to come together for a quick meal, but you can easily customize them with a variety of seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, basil, oregano, chili powder, and more.