Zucchini Pancakes (Summer Squash Pancakes)September 12th, 2009 in Appetizers & Snacks, Main Dishes, No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
Total cooking time: 45min
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I prepared pancakes from zucchini, but they are also good prepared of any other kind of summer squash or even mix of them.
Soft and tender vegetable pancakes, they are easy and very fast to do. Perfect dish for breakfast or lunch, or for any other “hunger feeding” quick food break.
Odds are your kids will love them (even though they consist of pure vegetables)!
- 1lb of zucchini
- 1 egg
- 1 garlic clove
- Fresh dill to taste
- 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
- 1/4 tbs of backing soda
- Sunflower or olive oil
- Salt to taste
How to make, step-by-step:
- You can use any other type of summer squash, pattypans or yellow summer squash, instead of zucchini, or combine different kinds of them. Also you may vary amount of dill and garlic to taste:
- Wash zucchini, if they are ripe enough to have hard seeds, then remove seeds and skin them, then grate on the medium slots of grater. Add salt, mix and leave for 10 minutes:
- Drain juice, you may also squash the mix a bit to remove redundant liquid. Add fine chopped dill, pressed garlic clove and an egg:
- Mix everything, add baking soda and flour (I usually put about half of cup of flour, but you may use more or less to taste) and prepare not stiff dough:
- Warm the frying pan with oil over moderate heat. Take a bit of dough with table spoon and ladle it on the warmed up frying pan to get a small pancake. Fry the pancake on each side for about 1-2 mins (till golden skin). Repeat the same procedure for the rest dough:
- Serve Zucchini Pancakes warm with sour cream. It is perfect dish for breakfast or lunch, easy and fast to do! Odds are your kids will love it (even though it is pure vegetables!):
Why baking soda? It sounds like its not good to use for baking and cooking! Can it be replaced with baking power perhaps? your recipe looks delicious!
Baking powder consists of backing soda, so yes, it can be replaced with it.
I have made this recipe several times and it is always a hit. However, I cannot seem to dehydrate the zucchini enough – I would like to get them a bit more crispy. Any suggestions?
You can pour grated zucchini to a colander and using spatula or fork mix and squeeze it a bit to remove extra liquid.
Alternative would be to lay colander with a cheese cloth, pour grated zucchini in, pull sides of cheese cloth together and squeeze the content, similar what I do with fresh cheese here.
I just made this and my husband and I loved it! Followed recipe but did not use any dill since that was not available. I noticed that my batch was slightly salty but used Greek non-fat yogurt with Srirachia sauce (instead of sour cream) to counter act it. Great recipe and it is a KEEPER! Thank you….
I also eye-balled the salt and used Kosher salt too!
to salty, yuck!! will try next time with out
I guess it is up to taste, quarter of teaspoon of salt doesn’t seems like a lot to me, but if it does to you – try without.
This looks very good, however, it is not “pure vegetables” since it has flour and egg in it.