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Ham Zucchini Ricotta Fritters

Ham, Zucchini, Ricotta Fritters,Gluten free

Make these with leftover ham, prosciutto or cooked bacon. Substitute cheeses too if you like. They make a great breakfast, Brunch or Lunch
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Australian, Western
Servings 12


  • 200 gm ham chopped. Less will work too!
  • 300 gram Zucchinis or 2-3 zucchinis grated
  • 150 gram ricotta fresh, drained
  • 50 gram parmesan grated can substitute another cheese
  • 20 gram green onion sliced 1/4 cup approx
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 whole eggs 70 gms each
  • 240 gram gluten free self raising flour I used Aldi brand, 2 cups
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 125 ml olive oil or another oil for frying. 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper fresh ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt if needed
  • 150 ml vegetable or olive oil use whichever you like


  • Gently squeeze the grated zucchinis to remove a little of the water. Put into a bowl and add the parmesan cheese, green onions, oregano and chopped ham.
  • Put the ricotta into another bowl big enough to hold the entire mixture and break it up with a fork. Add the pepper and a sprinkling of salt, dijon then mix in the eggs till combined. Add one cup of flour and stir well . Add the zucchini mixture and the next cup of flour and fold the entire mixture together. Stand for 5 minutes while you prepare the pans
  • Heat a large frypan on high and add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Add the mixture in big spoonfuls flattening into patties about the size of a hamburger patty. The mixture will make 12.
  • Don't turn the patty till it is golden brown. Check this by lifting a corner of a patty to check on the colour. Once you turn it over lower the heat a little so that it cooks through properly and repeat. I use two frypans to keep one on high one on low and move the patties between. Drain each on kitchen paper as you take them out of the pan.
  • Serve the patties with Chutney or with crushed avocado and roast tomatoes.


These patties taste great at room temperature
If you don't have gluten free flour add 1 cup of plain (normal) flour or 1 1- 1/2 cups of panko crumbs. Just enough so you can form a wet patty
if you don't have 200 gm leftover ham you can use a bit less. The recipe will work well with smaller amounts
You could also substitute smoked flaked cooked salmon or chicken. you could also add feat in place of the parmesan.
Keyword brunch, christmas leftovers, fritters