Friday, August 1, 2008

Zucchini Pancakes

I made a batch of these for yesterday's lunch. These are really yummy and very similar to potato pancakes but with way less carbs. I had them as a meal but they would make a great side or appetizer (made silver dollar size) too.

Shelly's Zucchini Pancakes

1 Zucchini, grated
1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour (I use Arrowhead Mills Multigrain Pancake Mix)
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Egg, beaten
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1 tablespoon Olive Oil or Butter

Combine all ingredients but oil. Heat oil in pan. Drop dollops of zucchini mixture into pan and cook in batches. Flatten with a spatula and cook about three minutes each side till golden. Makes 8.

Serve with Fage Greek Yogurt, Sour Cream or my Pesto Yogurt Dipping Sauce.

I had a few extra and put them in the fridge. They heated up great today for breakfast. Just a few minutes in the toaster oven. I topped the leftovers with cheese like an open face breadless cheese sandwich. Thinking it would be a nice base for a tuna melt. Mmmm maybe add a little fresh dill in the mix.

Oh and you know one of my favorite bizarre holidays is almost here...

Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day - August 8th.

Seriously. LOL.

So if you are kind you could include this recipe with the delivery.

Highlights of the day:

* Looks like I am going to get to meet loads of cyber pals at the two OH events. Wanna come hang out with Melting Mama and I? Here's the details and a way to get some $$ off your tix.

* I have some fun weekend plans including a picnic. I heart picnics.

* Sipping on a cup o' Joe and listening to tunes. I'm loving this chick's voice...

Listening to: Missy Higgins "Where I Stood"


Lindsey said...

thats a great song! have you heard of michelle featherstone or ingrid michaelson? kind of the same genre, check em out!

Neen said...

I had two of the zucchini pancakes for a snack tonight. Yummy! Yet another great recipe :-)

DCY said...

The picture of them looks good enough to eat, so I will be trying me some "Z" fritters real soon. Thanks for the recipe as always. I don't know how you do it, but so glad that you do, so I don't have to.

Jane said...

Caught your bolg on

Love that you are such a creative chef! Much obliged,

PS Your b4 and after pictures are an inpiration!

Emily said...


Those pancakes look yummy, but more importantly, I had to comment about Missy Higgins. A dear friend of mine introduced her to me two years ago and I'm such a fan. I actually got to see her at Webster Hall in NYC on Thursday! She is sooooo amazing live, and that song in particular, "Where I Stood"... Gave me chills. Her voice, and the lyrics, in the live environment is simply amazing.

You should see if she's touring near you in California. :-)

gypsymamajoy said...

I just made these for dinner and the favorite was wonderful. I think my zucc's were a little too wet (right out of the garden). I am pre-op RNY until 8/19/08. So, I am trying out alot of new recipes.
Also, wanted to thank you so very much for all you contribute to the WLS communitee.

Anonymous said...

Loved the zucchini cakes. I had some left over so, I expanded on the pancake with mozz idea and put a slice of fresh tomato on the cake and topped with cheese and a bit of pesto on top. Made a yummy lunch.

msladyshell said...

Well I made my first official eggface recipe!! I just LOVED these. I had them this morning! YUM!!!

runningurl said...

I tried this and the Sweet Zucchini pancakes this weekend. Totally Awesome! I knew I'd find something wonderful to make on your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes!