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Zucchini Cakes

Zucchini Cakes

These zucchini cakes are similar to latkes. They make a good side dish or snack. I glop on some butter before reheating them in the oven, and they reheat well. They are yummy topped with homemade ranch dressing. The cheese is optional because I did not notice a huge difference in the flavor with or without cheese. I expected it to make a bigger difference.


Green onions
Cheese (optional)
Rice flour
Bacon grease

Grate your zucchini, wrap it in a towel, and squeeze out as much water as you can. Chop up green onions, garlic, and parsley in a small food processor. You can do it by hand if you have to. Beat your egg or eggs in a mixing bowl. Add everything except the bacon grease, and mix well.

Heat the bacon grease in an iron skillet. You’ll want it to be about ¼ inch deep or so. When the grease is hot, spoon or ladle your zucchini mixture in, about ¼ cup at a time, and flatten. Flip when the bottom is browned and brown the other side. Remove to paper towel-lined plate to drain excess grease.

Freezing Breaded Zucchini

Freezing Breaded Zucchini

We have an abundance of zucchini from just two plants grown in containers. Fried zucchini is one of my favorite foods.

Battering and freezing it ahead of time is easy. Just batter or bread the zucchini like you normally would and place it on a small baking sheet in the freezer. When it has frozen, toss it in a freezer bag.

I tried something similar with eggplant once, but did not do the baking sheet step. It was a disaster! I used waxed paper between layers and it all stuck together. So, be sure to freeze it on the baking sheet! You don’t need to cover it during that process.