Thursday, February 3, 2011

Zucchini Pancakes

There were a couple of zucchini in the crisper that didn't get added to the roasted vegetables a few days ago.  Little did they know but they were destined to shine on their own in these pancakes.  While these make an excellent accompaniment to a simple roasted meat, we like them as a light lunch as well.

 We had six leftover and I reheated them the next day to go with a soup.  I can confidently say that they were very good and I might be tempted to do them  completely ahead and reheat them for a dinner party.


Zucchini Pancakes based on a recipe from Ina Garten with a few embellishments by lesser known me.

2 medium sized zucchini (about 3/4 pound) grated
2 Tbsp grated onion
2 Tbsp chopped Italian parsley
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
6 Tbsp flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

Olive oil for frying

1.  Mix together the zucchini, onion and parsley in a large bowl.  Stir in the beaten eggs, flour, baking powder, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

2.  In a large frying pan, heat two tablespoons of oil over medium high heat.

3.  Lower temperature to medium and drop about two tablespoons of the mixture into the oil.  Fry until browned on both sides--about two minutes per side.  Remove to a baking sheet lined with parchment.  Keep warm in a 300 degree oven while finishing the rest.

4.  We had them with a little sour cream.  

33 comments:

  1. I'm wondering how big the zuchini was as these look like good sized slices. I do the same recipe with eggplant slices. Yum.

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  3. I like zucchini pancakes. Haven't had them for years though. These look good!

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  4. These are one of my favorite things to make in the summer when the zucchini are running rampant! Yours look delicious!

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  5. This looks delish! I love zucchini. I have to try it! Carla

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  6. Sounds delicious, Bonnie... They would be good for lunch ---or as a 'veggie' at dinner.... YUM.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. Yum! I will remember this recipe when I have a bounty of summer zucchini. They look so appetizing!

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  8. Oh, I must remember that for when I have squash coming out of my ears in the summer garden. Looks good!

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  9. This is something I have not eaten before, Zucchini. I gather I will have to try it after seeing how easy it looks to cook.

    Now what can you do with Eggplant?

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  10. Those look so good! I much prefer savory pancakes to sweet ones (I'm odd like that).

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  11. I don't even like zuchinni and this looks yummy! I bet I would like these!

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  12. REally? I would never have thought to make zucchini pancakes...Ummm...I guess I'm too much of a 'sweet' girl and think of pancakes as those with sugary maple syrup :)

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  13. I have a bag of zucchini in my fridge. This is a great idea and my picky son would enjoy these pancakes too.

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  14. These sound really good, Bonnie. Are you faring well in this cold? It sounds frightenly cold in your neck of the woods! I'm guessing with all these goodies, you are making the best of it! Stay warm.

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  15. This would have to be one of my favourite ways with a zucchini. Perfect for a quick supper!

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  16. These look and sound woderful; I've had a pancake craving for the past weeks' why not with zucchini?

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  17. never seen of heard of zuchini pancakes, but I do love zuchini so I know i would love these. i vote for serving them at a dinner. yum

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  18. I am always trying to keep from wasting food. Sometimes vegetables get away from me (esp zucchini) and this is a great way to waste not want not... doesn't Ina do the best recipes?

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  19. I am always trying to keep from wasting food. Sometimes vegetables get away from me (esp zucchini) and this is a great way to waste not want not... doesn't Ina do the best recipes?

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  20. I made some of these with zucchini fro our garden last year and love them! I enjoyed eating them cold with Ranch dressing, too.

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    http://www.herdeztraditions.com/donamaria/nopalitos.aspx

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  21. One of my favourite recipes. Love Ina.

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  22. This is a really perfect way to use zucchini. They look delicious and with you and Ina in control I know I can't go wrong. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  23. I love Ina and all her recipes. In one of her cookbooks she writes everyone should use her recipes as foundations and make them one's own (probably not an exact quote). I think she would approve. They look really yummy!

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  24. Adding more meatless meals to my menu is easy with great recipes like this. I would be happy with several of these pancakes and a salad.

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  25. I can't wait to try these. Why have I never heard of zucchini pancakes before???
    Best,
    Susan

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  26. These look so delicious. And love how easy they are to make.

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  27. What a great way to enjoy your veggies! These little cakes look delicious. :)

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  28. Oh those sound very good. I hope have to have a bumper crop of zucchini this year....

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  29. I haven't had zucchini pancakes in a long time. Yours look fabulous.
    Sam

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  30. The lesser known you has good tasty instincts...just don't ever forget it.
    We don't necessarily need to be published to create great dishes in our kitchens ;o)

    I love zucchini patties. I now started baking them instead...and now I end up eating an extra without guilt ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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