October 2, 2010

Zucchini Pancakes

Our garden zucchini was only moderately productive this summer. We ate all we grew except for a few that I stuffed and gave to the neighbors. We've eaten it fried, sautéed, grilled, baked, and boiled, so when this recipe came to my inbox from King Arthur Flour, I thought I'd give it a whirl.

This is a good recipe, as are most of the recipes that come from King Arthur. We had these pancakes for dinner with Oven Fried Buttermilk Chicken from Arlene at The Food of Love, and for breakfast the next morning with (venison) steak and eggs. I ate one cold for lunch with some Ranch dressing on the side, and it was just as good then!

The recipe calls for 1/4 to 1/2 cup oil, which I thought was a bit much. I only used 3 T oil and it turned out fine. 

Zucchini Pancakes - From King Arthur
4 cups grated zucchini
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, or other cheese (or a combination)
4 eggs, beaten
1/4 to 1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly grated black pepper
1/4 cup (or more) chopped chives or onion
1 T freshly minced basil (or 1 tsp dried)
1 T freshly minced oregano (or 1 tsp dried)
1-1/2 to 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Grate the zucchini and cheese. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and oil until light. Beat in the salt and pepper. Blend in the chives or onion, herbs, zucchini and cheese. Add enough flour to hold the mixture together when dropped from a spoon. Heat a griddle until it is moderately hot, and grease it lightly. Drop the batter into the hot pan by the 1/4 cupful and brown the pancakes on both sides. Serve them as soon as they're done or keep them warm in the oven.


  1. Our zucchini produced way more than two people could possibly eat. But the nice thing about it is how versatile it is. Thanks for suggesting pancakes!

  2. I've never heard of a not-so proliferative zucchini plant! Craziness.

    These zucchini pancakes look and sound delicious, especially when stuffed with cheese!

  3. Beautiful photo Karen. They look delicious. I've been seeing oven fried buttermilk chicken recipes floating around. Really want to give that one a try too.

  4. Yummy zucchini pancakes! Love the presentation!

  5. Ooh I've had potato pancakes but never zucchini pancakes. I have all but the Z in the house right now & groceries are being ordered later today so I know what we're having tomorrow night! Like with potato cakes I might just try a dollop of sour cream on the side. Mmmm...

  6. Yum! I have to try this! I've never had zucchini pancakes and it's a perfect way to use them. Sounds like that cold one with the ranch dressing hit the spot too!

  7. Thanks for leaving me such a sweet comment on my blog, Karen! These zucchini pancakes look yummy and actually remind me a lot of these Korean zucchini/carrot pancakes I love - but with cheese! Ingenious!

  8. Yummm, I love anything with zucchinis, and pancakes is such a delicious idea.

  9. We've actually had a lot of zucchini thanks to generous neighbors and this recipe sounds delicious. I think it would make an excellent supper with a side of over easy eggs--or for breakfast obviously.

    Hope you are enjoying fall.


  10. I brought a zucchini home from my friend's house this past weekend and I think I'm going to try this recipe. My mom always made zucchini pancakes when we were growing up.

  11. We didn't have many zucchini this year either. I used to make something similar, but we called them fritters. Thanks for reminding me about how good these can be.

  12. I didn't grow zucchini this year, but have had some great ones from the farmers market. Hopefully I can still get some this week so I can try these pancakes! They look yummy Karen!

  13. Looks and sounds delicious!

  14. I love the recipes you post with stuff you grew on you garden, it makes me want a garden too!
    The pancackes looks fantastic.

    Have a great day!

  15. Brings me back....my mom always made these

  16. Love that you used up your garden veggies Karen..these look delicious!

  17. This looks like a delicious recipe, Karen. I have a few zucchini in the fridge and will have this for lunch today.

  18. I love the fresh herbs in here! Funny how a zucchini bumper crop still seems to produce a ton of the stuff!. Thanks for the visit and the vote!


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