Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Zucchini Cakes (Ree Drummond)

After baking my double chocolate zucchini cake, I still have one big zucchini left
Wanted to grill it, which I love, but when I saw THIS, I changed my mind

This snack is so Asian, except for the cheese used. It's real tasty! I love it!
No dip needed, I can just eat it plain :)





What you need:

1 whole large zucchini
1 tbsp minced garlic (I used 3 cloves)
3/4 cup breadcrumbs (I used panko)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs (I used 3 - probably due to the size of zucchini I used)
salt, black pepper
olive oil (I used canola) - for frying

Method:
  1. Wash and cut the end off of one large zucchini. Shred it using the large holes of a cheese grater. Squeeze the shredded zucchini inside of a clean towel until you’ve removed as much liquid as possible
  2. Place shredded zucchini into a medium sized bowl. Add minced garlic, breadcrumbs, cheese, eggs, salt and pepper to taste. Stir with a fork until well mixed
  3. Heat oil (about ¼ inch deep in bottom of skillet) to a medium heat. When the oil is hot enough drop a glob of zucchini batter into the skillet and flatten it a bit. After about two minutes, turn the cakes over ( they should be nice golden-brown) and cook on the other side until done (about 2-3 minutes)
  4. Arrange over a kitchen towel to drain excess oil. Serve warm

 

This post is also linked to Cook like a Star, organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Yen from Eat your heart out and Mich from Piece of Cake

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  2. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 24, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Hi Alice, this is so easy to prepare and delicious. Will try this one day :) Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hi Alice,

    I do agree that these cakes are very similar to Asian-style fritters... without zucchini and the cheese though. I don't even know the existence of zucchini at all when I was living in Singapore.

    Zoe

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  4. Hi Alice, these looks so delicious, its tempting me to go and make my own!

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  5. Scrumptious! Love the colors in your post!

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  6. Sounds like a great way to serve zucchini, and they look a bit like potato cakes.

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  7. I made these and they came out tasty, but they were more like hashbrowns??

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    1. yes, quite similar but this is more spongy :)

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