We made these Zucchini Pancakes around 2 weeks ago and as I’m sitting here now trying to write my post I am struggling to concentrate on anything other than the Olympics. Particularly The Fab 5! Don’t get me wrong, our Zucchini Pancakes turned out excellent. But really…The Fab 5 take the cake! Yea girls!! Yippe! I’m not going to go on and on about the Olympics though. It’s time to concentrate on these Zucchini Pancakes and give them the praise they deserve. A few months back we made Potato Pancakes that were completely amazing. Amazing. Needless to say, we had really high expectations here. They did not disappoint!We made a fun and healthy dipping sauce to dollop on top and garnished the tops with halved cherry tomatoes. The tomatoes added a pop of color and a perfect touch of sweet. And not to brag or anything, but the zucchini, tomatoes AND mint were all from Kara and Cliff’s garden…how exciting!
Zucchini Pancakes with Lemon Mint Yogurt Sauce
- 1 large zucchini
- 1 tbsp garlic, minced
- 1/2-3/4 cup breadcrumb
- 1/2 cup romano cheese
- grated2 whole eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
- olive oil
For the Yogurt Dipping Sauce:
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 3 mint leavescherry tomatoes, halved (for garnish)
- Place shredded zucchini into a medium bowl. Add minced garlic, breadcrumbs, cheese, and eggs. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir with a fork until well mixed. Form into balls, almost golf ball size, then flatten into patties
- Heat olive oil (about ¼ inch deep in bottom of skillet) to medium heat. When the oil is hot enough drop a few zucchini cakes into the oil. Be careful not to crown the pan, as the oil temperature will reduce. After about 2 minutes, flip the cakes (they should be golden brown) and cook the other side about 2-3 minutes.
- To make the dipping sauce, use your food processor to combine Greek yogurt, lemon juice and mint leaves. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside to serve atop the zucchini cakes.Serve with a dollop of dipping sauce on each zucchini cakes and halved cherry tomatoes.