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Ijjeh (Arab-Style Zucchini Fritters) from our LUNCHBOXES Ebook

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Ijjeh (Arab-Style Zucchini Fritters)

Recipe by Jackie, from The Bite with Jackie

Yield: 6+ fritters
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes


4 eggs
1 cup / 130 g grated zucchini W
1 small clove garlic, minced W
3⁄4 cup / 90 g finely diced yellow onion W
1⁄2 cup / 40 g finely chopped fresh parsley
1⁄3 cup / 60 g all-purpose flour
1 1⁄2 tsp. cumin
1⁄2 tsp. baking powder
1⁄2 tsp. baking soda 


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients except the vegetable oil.
  1. In a medium non-stick pan over medium heat, heat vegetable oil.
  2. Once heated, place 1⁄3 cup of the zucchini mixture onto the pan. Cook until golden on the bottom, then flip and cook the other side until golden. Remove and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. Serve them hot, warm or cold.


  • These are best served with pita bread as a sandwich. You can also make a wrap with them using a tortilla or eat them as is.
  • Store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Ingredients with a “W” next to them are WIC-eligible items. WIC is the supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children in the United States. It provides food to families with pregnant or postpartum women and young children. WIC-eligible items will vary based on location.

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  1. Aurora

    Zucchini fritters were a hit!! Thank you Jennifer!

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