Zucchini Cakes

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Okay, okay, this photo isn’t so hot but these cakes were delicious. I modified a Paula Deen recipe to make these delectable bites, and served them as a starter with fresh tomato salsa and a juicy lemon-yogurt dip. I made these again a few nights ago, but molded them into a slightly larger shape for dinner.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup ground almond meal
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1/3 cup minced onion
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Olive oil, to pan fry

Grate zucchini with a fine grater or shred in a food processor (as I did). Press between paper towels or squeeze in a dish towel to remove excess moisture. Make sure to remove as much moisture as possible or the ingredients won’t stick together.

In a medium bowl, combine zucchini and next 8 ingredients. (I used almond meal to make the meal slightly healthier, but you could omit the almond meal and use 1 cup of bread crumbs instead.) Shape mixture into 2-inch patties, pressing together firmly.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook zucchini cakes 3 to 4 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Serve warm with a fresh salsa of your choice or a hot tomato sauce. I served these alongside a spicy, garlic-studded tomato salsa and a dip of lemon juice and plain yogurt, to cut the spiciness of the salsa.

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  • http://www.wearenotmartha.com wearenotmartha

    I LOVE zucchini cakes (zucchini anything really) and these look amazing. I can totally see how flavorful they are from the photo alone :)

  • CarolynBP

    Ooh, this looks great. I keep baking with zucchini but I'm ready to try something new with the ones currently in my refrig. I'm doing this tonight! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  • http://foodgiftlove.com Maggie

    Yay! I make these once/week now. And you can totally make then yours by adjusting spices/seasoning…

  • http://theeconomicaleater.blogspot.com/ MichellePC

    Awesome! I've only had frozen zucchini cakes…and they obviously don't compare to homemade. Thanks for the recipe!

  • http://theeconomicaleater.blogspot.com/ MichellePC

    Awesome! I've only had frozen zucchini cakes…and they obviously don't compare to homemade. Thanks for the recipe!

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