Friday recipe: zucchini cakes

July 23, 2010 —

I have a vegetable garden for the first time this year and so far the main thing I’ve harvested is zucchini. I eat it raw on salads, roasted or sauteed, in muffins or cake and now even in pancake form! My only disclaimer on this recipe, is that depending on how much oil you use to cook (or fry) the cakes the recipe may not necessarily qualify as “healthy.” But I figure with zucchini as the main ingredient it can’t be that bad, right?

This recipe is from The Pioneer Woman. If you haven’t heard of this blog, I highly recommend checking it out, but I’ll warn you, it’s addictive! From her recipes and photos to crazy stories you’ll definitely be entertained and coming back for more (and maybe even secretly wishing you lived on a ranch in the middle of Oklahoma).

I also learned that zucchini is actually a fruit (because it has seeds)!

Zucchini cakes
1 whole large zucchini
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup (to 3/4 cup) breadcrumbs
1/2 cup 4-cheese Italian blend (or Parmesan Or Romano)
2 whole eggs
kosher salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
olive oil

Directions

Wash and cut the end off of one large zucchini. Shred it using the large holes of a cheese grater. Squeeze the shredded zucchini inside of a clean towel until you’ve removed as much liquid as possible.

Place shredded zucchini into a medium sized bowl. Add minced garlic, breadcrumbs, cheese (shredded), eggs, kosher salt and pepper to taste. Stir with a fork until well mixed.

Heat olive oil (about ¼ inch deep in bottom of skillet) to a medium heat. When the oil is hot enough drop a glob of zucchini batter into the skillet and flatten it a bit. After about two minutes, turn the cakes over (they should be nice golden-brown) and cook on the other side until done (about 2-3 minutes).

Serve with the dipping sauce of your choice and enjoy!


  • http://moverscommunity.com shawn banks

    i was looking on line for a new recipe …since i am not a big fund of eggs i didn’t use them Flaxseed oil did the trick and it came out wonderful

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    Firstly,thanks for making me acquainted with this blog.I will check it out later.Zucchini is one of my favorites.Great recipe.I will of course,use less oil as i like to eat healthy.Will give it a shot this weekend.Look forward to more such recipes from you.

  • http://www.flyafriqiyah.eu/ Afriqiyah

    Andrea, thanks a lot for posting such a nice recipe. I had a number of dishes made out of zucchini but zucchini cake is pretty new to me. I hope it would be a delicious tea-time food. The zucchini cake is also healthy because zucchini contains different kinds of vitamins. Thanks once again. Awaiting your next post. Bye.

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    zucchini is most healthy product for your potency!

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    I frequently visit the Pioneer Woman’s site. There are a lot of great recipes there.

  • http://www.diyironmongery.com/ tacopump

    Zucchini is my favorite! Thanks for recipe

  • http://www.beansbeansbeans.com Erin

    Fried zucchini tastes especially good with tzatziki (Greek gyro sauce) on the side. Yum!

  • http://www.heatlinkusa.com/ pextubingpipe

    What the delicious recipe! I love you!

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    zucchini cakes perfect ;)

  • http://www.jamaicacooking.com/ Rocky Ranks

    This is a very interesting recipe. Can we get permission to post this on our website.

    • http://www.dmu.edu Andrea

      Yes, please enjoy & share!

  • http://www.indian-seo-company.com/ Carol

    Great recipe!Really loved it.. We look forward to more such recipes from you…Thanks for sharing with us..

  • Anonymous

    I say, this recipe is delicious! We had this as one of the dishes in our lunch today and everybody loves it. I always love to cook and thank you for sharing us this recipe.

  • http://www.myfilipinorecipes.com/ MyFilipinoRecipes

    I say, this recipe is delicious! We had this as one of the dishes in our lunch today and everybody loves it. I always love to cook and thank you for sharing us this recipe.

  • Dave

    i love zucchini bread and cant wait to try this.

  • Dave

    i love zucchini bread and cant wait to try this.

  • cms

    yammy.. love it