Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Zucchini Patties

I was tempted to put this under "30 Days of Salad" but I think if if gets fried in a skillet it's officially not a salad.  Too bad.  But this is still a tasty, vegetarian friendly recipe (and carnivore's like it too).

What You'll Need
1 1/2 cups raw shredded zucchini
2 tbls minced onion
2 tbls mayonnaise (I used Miracle Whip)
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
oregano to taste
salt & pepper to taste

Once you've shredded the zucchini, try to press out as much extra moisture as you can with a paper towel.  Be careful, because the zucchini shreds will stick to the paper towel. 

Add the remaining ingredients to the shredded zucchini.  I crack my eggs in a separate bowl to make sure they're 'good eggs' and then I gave them a little whisk with a fork before adding them in.

Spoon about 1/4 cup or less of the batter into a pre-heated skillet with a little melted butter.  Try to flatten out your batter (make thin patties) or you might end up with a case of "burnt on the outside, raw on the inside", which is never good.  This time I made mine really thin, and they cooked better and got nice and crispy.

Serve topped with tomato sauce (I used Prego) and either Parmesan or shredded mozzarella cheese!  I like them plain too with a little extra salt and pepper.  They're almost like mini pizzas and a great way to trick kids into eating their veggies!

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Patricia said...

I love fried sliced zucchini. But this is even better. I will be using this recipe a lot. I know some other people that will love it too.
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Patricia said...

I couldn't tell if my comment went through. Love this recipe.
Great alternative from the sliced fried.

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April said...

Boy does this look good! Thanks for inviting me over to check it out. I bookmarked it to try soon.

Jocelyn said...

That is a great way to eat zucchini...I might even be able to trick my kids with this one! Thanks for sharing it with us!