Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Zucchini Carrot Pancakes!

I love zucchini and pretty soon it will be quite plentiful here in upstate New York. A great way to prepare zucchini is to make zucchini pancakes, which I have made many times in the past. However, I sought to make a version that were a little less like breakfast "pancakes" in texture.

Frying in the pan


Because zucchini has such a high moisture content, the pancakes can come out a bit soggy. Aiming for something crispier and more colorful, I came up with the following recipe. Hope you like it!

1 medium zucchini, shredded
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons minced onion
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
olive or vegetable oil for frying

Mix the zucchini and salt in a bowl and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Squeeze the zucchini over a colander to get out the excess liquid and place back in bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir to incorporate. Heat frying pan and add a little oil. When hot, drop dollops (I used about 1/4 cup for each) of batter onto the pan and spread each out gently with a fork. Flip when the bottom turns brown and cook on the other side. Add more oil when necessary.

I decided to serve these with some tomato sauce I had in the fridge, but sour cream or yogurt is great too!
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