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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Zucchini Patties

I'm back! It's been awhile since I've posted. We've were on vacation, and then I have (and still am) canning, freezing, and dehydrating food like crazy. I am up to my ears in peaches, pears, apples, and tomatoes! So if I don't post again for a week, you'll know that I am worn out and stocked with goodness! I hesitated doing all this canning, freezing, and dehydrating. But, I keep telling myself how grateful I will be for it all. It's delicious, cheap (free tomatoes and apples), and makes me feel like I've accomplished something significant. When I'm done maybe I'll post a picture of all my preserves....if you are interested in seeing!

This is a recipe I should have posted towards the beginning of summer so you could be enjoying it (sorry, friends). If your zucchini or your friends zucchini are still growing like crazy here is yet another recipe you must try! Zucchini Patties! Zucchini Patties?!?!? What are those?

Let me tell you just what this recipe is all about. This is a soft n' tender in the middle, lightly crispy on the outside, cheesy, grilled to a golden perfection-y goodness kind of zucchini recipe. The main party of the mixture is grated zucchini, that is accompianed by two of the yummiest cheese on earth (I love mostly all cheese): Mozzarella and Parmesan (this can be the powdered stuff, but I much prefer the real kind....the wedge of all flavor!). I'm not sure I've mentioned my love for Parmesan cheese, you can buy a wedge of it for fairly cheap, and I have on in my fridge at all times. Okay, now I'm getting a little off track.

I probably could eat this as the main dish and eat the whole batch myself! But, these little beauties make an excellent side dish, which is how we like to have them. We like to serve them along side some grilled steak or chicken. (And in case you'd like to hubby has become a grill master, we've been enjoying some rather tender and juicy grilled goodness around these parts!)

Zucchini Patties
Printable Version

Serves about 3 (2 patties per person)

2 cups zucchini, freshly grated
2 eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup yellow or sweet onion, finely chopped
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
½ cup Mozzarella cheese, grated
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon butter (to cook them in)

Combine above ingredients, except butter, in a medium size mixing bowl, mix until well blended. Heat a large non-stick skillet or griddle over medium to medium-high heat (depending on how hot your stove gets - you don’t want them to burn). Place 1 tablespoon of butter in skillet/griddle and let it melt. Place ⅓ cup scoops of zucchini mixture on skillet/griddle and cook about 2-3 minutes per side or until golden. When they are done cooking sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

This is a great side dish for grilled chicken or steak!

Recipe Source: slightly adapted from Maureen G.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm sounds yumm-o! I'm not much of a zucchini fan, but this looks amazing! I'll for sure have to try it! thanks for posting!