Versatile Zucchini Patties Can Help deal with Garden Surplus


Zucchini patties are a quick and versatile dish that can be prepared and served in many different ways. The patties can be served as both a main dish and as side dish to most meals. They can be dressed up or left basic. They can be used so many different ways that the family can eat its way through several oversized zucchinis without being overwhelmed by a constant diet of zucchini. The basic zucchini recipe resembles potato pancakes. I will start with that recipe and then go over several variants.

2 cups grated zucchini
2 eggs beaten
¼ cup very finely chopped chives
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Preheat cast iron skillet to fairly hot and add some olive oil. With a serving spoon, plop mix on to skillet and cook until golden brown. Flip and cook the same on the other side. Serve immediately. Ranch dressing or sour cream makes a good topping.

Variation 1
Add 1 tablespoon of Italian spices to mix. Serve with tomato sauce on top. Substitute cottage cheese for the mozzarella cheese.

Variation 2
Add one or two crushed dried grape leaves, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and a dash of all spice to mix. Serve with Greek Tzatziki sauce fresh diced tomatoes or top with tomato sauce.

Variation 3
Leave out the cheese and add ¼ more flour. Make the patties about twice as big as normal. Top with pizza sauce and your favorite pizza toppings. Bake until cheese is melted on the pizza.

Zucchini patties can be served in a variety of ways. Use your creativity and develop a few more ways to serve this tasty dish.

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