Friday, August 15, 2008

Zucchini Patties Recipe

Ahh, Friday again :) And Gayle over at the is once again hosting her Friday Recipe Swap.

If you live in the country at all, you might've heard the joke "During the month of August keep your car doors locked if you don't want Zucchini". Well, here's an extremely good recipe for that "dreaded" zucchini! My sisters and I fixed these at a youth camp one year, and the kids loved them.

Zucchini Patties
2 1/2 cups shredded Zucchini
1 cup low-salt crackers, crushed (I use whatever I have on hand)
1 egg
1 Tbsp. salad dressing/mayonnaise
2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 - 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese
Cornflake Crumbs for coating

Mix everything together (I use my hands, it works best that way), cover and let sit 1 hour.
Shape into patties and coat with cornflake crumbs. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Serve plain, with sliced tomato, or also would be good with cocktail sauce.

They are a close imitation of crab cakes, so they are yummy!! I've never tried to make them using frozen shredded zucchini, but you might be able to if you squeezed the excess water out of the zucchini. Each summer I can't wait for the tomatoes and zucchini to "come in" so I can make these! They are pretty messy to make, but oh so worth it! One batch makes about 8 patties for me, though the size you make them would determine how many you get.


Gayle said... [Reply to comment]

I have a gazillion zucchini. I'm totally trying this.

JadeMerie said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds wonderful, thank you so much for sharing!

debbie said... [Reply to comment]

These sound really good. Makes me wish our garden had done something this year. But instead of animals destroying ours the weather took care of it for us. I will definately give these a try. Thanks for sharing. I have a new blog to visit when I get on line. Yours and Gayle's. I enjoy both a whole lot. Thanks again,

Phoebe @ GettingFreedom said... [Reply to comment]

Believe it or not, no zucchini here at all! I didn't grow any this year {ran out of time, and sorta forgot until it was too late}. I figured someone somewhere would have too many, and we'd benefit--but that has yet to happen. So---I'm going to attempt these with frozen zucchini hopefully this week sometime. They sound so good!