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Zucchini “Potato” Pancakes

I don’t know the best way to describe these. But if you love zucchini and love potato pancakes, then I may have just found your heaven. I have come to the conclusion that zucchini’s are a great substitute if you don’t want to have potato.

These can get a little agonizing to make and they can taste weird if not done properly so don’t feel bad if these don’t turn out well the first time. Every time I make them, they either have zero taste or they’re incredibly delicious.

•1.5 grated zucchini’s (leave skin on)
•1/2 grated onion
•1/2 a whisked egg
•2 – 3 tbsp almond meal/flour (just until it’s enough to help them stay together)
•salt and pepper to taste.

1.Grate the zucchini then make sure to strain it!! Put it in a strainer and squeeze the crap out of it and get out all of that liquid, otherwise, it will not stay together. There is no hope for these zucchinis if you don’t squeeze the liquid out. One of the best ways I’ve learned is to stick the zucchini in a strainer with a paper towel over it and place something heavy on top and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
2.Add the onion, egg, almond meal, and salt and pepper and mix.
3.Add enough almond meal to help it stay together. Just so they will stay in a patty form when they are in the pan.
4.Take a nonstick skillet. Make sure it’s non-skillet! If you don’t have one, make sure you spray and oil that pan down like crazy!! Otherwise, these will stick and you may as well say hello to zucchini hash (which is also quite delectable)
5.Form zucchini mixture into patties and place in hot pan and wait about 2-3 minutes until it’s golden brown, then flip over.
6.Once cooked, place finished ones on a plate with a paper towel on it to help them become less oily (kind of like bacon….i guess)

These are definitely a multiple trial type of recipe. I’ve done it using regular flour with almond meal, i’ve done with almond meal, a whole egg, etc. Just keep trying until they work. The biggest thing for me, though, was definitely that non-stick skillet.

You will definitely “flip” over these pancakes! (yeah…I just said that)



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This entry was posted on July 22, 2013 by in Side Dishes, Vegetarian.


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