As promised today’s zucchini recipe is a savory one. I know the recipe title is misleading. These aren’t sweet cakes, they are a savory cake. It’s like a crab cake but made with zucchini. I got the recipe idea from The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Her recipe didn’t include exact measurements of everything. It was more of a guideline for the zuchchini cakes. If you want to see step by step pictures of how these are make, just click the link above and check out her site. I did keep track and write down exactly what I did. These were delicious. I really think the ranch dressing is what adds to these cakes. I had some marinara sauce and I tried the cakes with that too, but I have to tell you that they rocked with the ranch dressing. The marinara sauce was not so hot. Give these a try. They are simple yet so tasty.
2 cups zucchini, shredded
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs, or a little more if needed
¼ cup 4 blend Italian cheese
½ Tbsp minced garlic
Put your zucchini in a thin dish towel and squeeze out the excess liquid. I have flour sack towels and I used that. Then mix the zucchini, bread crumbs, cheese, garlic, egg and little salt and pepper. Shape into patties. Place in a fry pan coated with a generous amount of olive oil on medium heat. Cook for appoximately 2 min on each side or until golden brown. Serve with ranch dressing.
Makes approx 5 good sized patties