You might find yourself purchasing zucchini in your grocery store all year around just to make these, they are *that* good! --- you will be lucky if these even make it to the table lol! you may also add in some canned corn niblets or some cooked rice, although garlic powder may be used I strongly suggest to use fresh minced garlic, this recipe is very forgiving so don't worry about the the exact measurments--- these are delicious served with sour cream :) also take a look at my Kittencal's Onion Patties/Latkes
- 4 cups coarsely grated zucchini, packed (one thin zucchini about 10-inches in length)
- 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 small onion, finely chopped (or use green onions)
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 -3 teaspoons fresh minced garlic (or to taste, or use 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
- 1⁄3-1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (can use cheddar cheese)
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 -2 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper (or to taste)
- olive oil (for frying, or use vegetable or Canola oil)
- Hand squeeze out as much of the moisture in the zucchini as possible (this is important!).
- Place the zucchini in a large bowl.
- Add in all remaining ingredients except oil.
- Mix well to combine and adjust seasoning salt and black pepper to taste.
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Drop the zucchini mixture by heaping tablespoons into hot oil and fry on both sides until golden brown.
These are AMAZING!!!! I used a vidalia onion, so there is some sweetness to the patties, and also added some mushrooms and cornmeal when I thought they were going to be too watery. Based on some reviews saying they were kind of greasy, I cut back on the cheese a bit and opted to bake them at 350 for 20 min, turning halfway, and they were perfect. The egg and cheese kept them moist and they browned up nicely. I will be making these again!
These were amazing! I tried them both ways: fried in olive oil, and baked in the oven at 350F in a pan lined with parchment paper. They turned out great both ways, so I think I will bake them in the oven from now on because it's the healthier option since it's oil-free.
They tasted great fried in olive oil as well, but they turn out a bit greasier than oven baked patties. I'll definatly be making these again!
I had such high hopes for this...it smelled AMAZING, and seemed a delicious mix of ingredients. Unfortunately, it came out a greasy, disgusting mess. I followed the directions exactly, and was very disappointed in the result.