Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
Another, healthier rendition of zucchini "pancakes." I found these on the Chicago Gapers Block website and thought they sounded delicious. Perhaps best of all, they stay good when frozen for several months!
- 1 1⁄2 lbs zucchini
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup of thinly sliced sweet onion
- 1 large egg
- 3⁄4 cup of coarse breadcrumbs
- vegetable oil
- Shred zucchini using the large holes on a grater and place into a colander.
- Sprinkle with the salt and toss.
- Let shredded zucchini and salt sit to drain for about a half hour to an hour if it is really humid.
- Preheat oven, which will be used to keep cooked pancakes warm until done, to 200 degrees.
- Press as much of the water out of the zucchini that you can.
- Mix all of the ingredients except the oil in a large bowl.
- Lightly brush some of the vegetable oil on the bottom of your skillet.
- Heat skillet until it is very hot, but not to the point that the oil smokes.
- Drop a heaping tablespoon of mixture into the skillet and press flat with your spatula.
- Repeat two to three more times in the same skillet.
- Cook this for about three minutes before flipping to the other side to cook for another two to three minutes.
- The pancakes are done when their outsides are crispy and light brown.
- When first batch of pancakes are done cooking, put them on an oven-safe plate or casserole dish and place them in the oven.
- Apply another coat of oil to your pan and cook another batch.
- Repeat until you've run out of mix.
- Serve with some green chile salsa, or sour cream, or eat plain.
Simple, tasty, savory zucchini treats. I added a pinch of dried basil, which worked well, and served with plain yogurt.