Zucchini Patties

Zucchini Patties

If you’ve ever had a backyard garden and grown zucchinis, you know there comes a time when your zucchini plants start producing so many zucchinis that you simply don’t know what to do with all of them. You know you are in trouble when even your neighbors start turning away your generous zucchini offers. You then start going through your old recipes of zucchini muffins, breads, cakes, and realize that you’ve already made them all recently. As a final step in searching for a solution for this problem you turn to the internet, and hopefully, come across this recipe for zucchini patties. Welcome!

I like this recipe because it’s pretty simple to make, and the seasonings can be adjusted to your own taste, or mood. These patties can be served with a fresh salad, such as Avocado and Tomato Salad with Lime Dressing, to create a full meal. Any leftover patties are great for a quick snack for those low energy moments in your day. I also love dressing these guys with various sauces and spreads, such as Cashew Sour Cream, Fiery Garlic Hummus or even just chili oil. Give these patties a try, and let me know how you like them!

Zucchini Patties

Zucchini Patties

Yield

Makes about 15 patties

Prep time

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How it's made

 

3 medium zucchinis

 

Shred zucchini and squeese the excess water out either by placing the zucchini in the cheese cloth and squeezing the water out, or grabbing handfulls of zucchini and squeezing with the other hand.

 

2 cups all purpose flour

 

Mix together in a bowl. Add zucchini to the flour mixture and mix well.

2 tbsp nutritional yeast

 

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp pepper

 

1 - 1½ cups of carbonated water

 

Add water gradually until relatively thick batter is formed but you can still stirr it with a fork.

 

2 tbsp of your favourite frying oil (might need more)

 

eat the oil over medium high heat. Drop about 2 tbsp of the dough onto the pan to form a patty. Repeat until you fill up your pan. Fry for about 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Repeat with leftover dough.

Helpful tips

Zucchini patties can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. To reheat, simply place in a hot pan and cook for about 3 minutes per side, however, you can also enjoy them cold. I tend to only cook as many patties as I need, and place any leftover batter in the fridge and then fry the rest of it the following day. These patties are also easy to freeze once cooked. To defrost them, place them in the fridge overnight and then reheat them in the pan, or oven, when ready to enjoy.