Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Easy Zucchini Cakes

This is another quick and easy recipe. I've managed to make a few small snacks here and there without creating a total mess in the kitchen for my hubby to clean up.

It's tough not being able to do dishes {wink}

Zucchini Cakes
Makes 8 cakes

Ingredients:
1 large zucchni grated, excess water removed
(Note: To do this, after you grate the zucchini, put the grated zucchini into paper towels and squeeze to release the water)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup panko bread crumbs
sprinkle of ground nutmeg, about 1/8 teaspoon (Note: If you add too much it can quickly take over the taste, less is more)
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 clove garlic, minced
1 egg (sometimes I use 2 eggs to really hold it together)
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:
Combine all ingredients, except olive oil, in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Using a heaping tablespoon form the mixture into 8 patties.

Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once heated, add patties and cook until golden brown. About 3-4 minutes per side. Serve.

Some people serve this with ranch dressing but I prefer homemade pasta sauce.  My husband likes these with ketchup.

19 comments:

  1. Stopping by from Blog Hop Social!

    I was looking through your site at all of your recipes and they look extremely delicious. I wish I had the creativity that you have with food.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! If you like the recipes so far check out Mary's Real Food Cookbook. I had a BLAST putting the book together.

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  2. Oh delicious!! I love anything with zucchini! YUM!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  3. Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the mingle, and I'm your newest follower! I'd also love to have you check out a fabulous Triple Giveaway I'm having right now!!

    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!
    xo

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  4. These look yummy! And what a nice change from the traditional potato pancakes! My kids would go for the ketchup, too.

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  5. Love, love, love these! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday! Don’t forget to come back on Sunday to Vote.
    Lois at www.wifeofthecolonel.blogspot.com

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  6. I used to make this with Bisquick... your recipe looks much healthier...can't wait to try. We always served ours with applesauce.

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  7. these look delicious. Thanks for sharing on foodie friends friday.
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  8. These were really delicious! I made a big batch and the leftovers were great heated up and topped w/ a fried egg the next morning! Thank you! (BTW, since I have so many zucchini coming out of my garden right now, I took the opportunity to shred up a bunch of them and froze them in 2-cup servings in freezer bags. Now I'll have plenty of shredded zucchini all winter long for bread, muffins, cookies, and more zucchini cakes!)

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  9. What a wonderful idea...and so easy. Thank you!

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  10. I am always looking for ways to use zucchini! Thanks so much for sharing! I am a new follower! Would love for you to join my site as well! :)

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  11. So yummy! I'm giving this recipe to hubby. He's the better cook. Thanks for sharing on my Our Favorite Things Link Party.
    Have a great week.

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  12. I came over from Our Favorite Things. I will try these because my girls do not like squash of any kind. Maybe this will win them over. Do you think regular bread crumbs will work too?

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    1. Regular bread crumbs would definitely work!

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  13. Love these. I like to add a little carrot in mine too. Thanks for linking up at Mom's Library!

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  14. I just made zucchini cakes last week and they were amazing! You know I found that I liked them chilled even better than hot. Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  15. Thanks so much for linking up with Zillions of Zucchini! :)

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