Monday, August 18, 2008

Zucchini Pancakes

Zue gave me a few zucchini and yellow squash a couple of weeks ago I will normally stir fry it with beef or chicken but I am getting a bit bore eating it that way. I like the idea of grilling it but I don’t want to crank up the grill just because of it so I decided to make some pancakes . I threw in some scallions since I found them at the bottom of the vegetable drawer rotting away.

Ingredients :
1 pound of zucchini or yellow squash (about 2 medium size)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1 red chili - finely chopped
1/4 cup scallions - finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Grate zucchini on the large holes of a box grater. Squeeze out the juice of the grated zucchini.
2. In a mixing bowl add grated zucchini, flour, egg, scallions, chili and salt and pepper to taste. Mix really well.
3. Set a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add enough oil to pan fried the pancakes. When oil is hot add a spoonful of batter to the oil. You will be able to fry at least 4 pancakes in the pan.
4. Cook until golden brown and flip over the pancakes and cook the other side until golden brown. Remove to a plate lined with paper towel and repeat with the rest of the batter adding more oil as necessary. Serve immediately with sour cream, yogurt, chili sauce or plain.

Note : I didn't add enough salt to the batter so I sprinkle some salt on the pancakes right after frying them.

21 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

Zucchini pancakes? What a great idea and it looks divine!

mc said...

yummy:) i like!

Pumpkin Petunia said...

Sounds fantastic! I just stumbled upon your blog at the perfect time. I have to make a main dish and a dessert for a family gathering at my in-laws this weekend and couldn't decide what to bring. Well, zucchini pancakes and Cheescake Brownies it is! Thank you. : )

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
Yoour zucchini pancakes remind me of kuchai pancakes coz of the scallion... I love kuchai pancakes dipped in chilly sauce.. YUM... Have to try zucchini pancakes someday...

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Love these! They look so tasty!

Beachlover said...

another zuchini pancake I see !!..at first glance I thought it's scallion omelet!!.yumyum!!

charming said...

Great recipe!! Another recipe to try.. yummy! You can check out the Prawn and Zucchini Fritter recipe on my blog.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those pancakes look delicious! A wonderful idea...

Cheers,

Rosa

Deborah said...

They look absolutely delicious!! And I have a ton of zucchini!

Christelle said...

Humm, these look great, I'll have a go at them!
Thanks for leaving a comment on my photoblog!
Since then, I have started myself a cooking blog! Not a masterchef one like yours, but my aim is to give ideas to people who think they don't have time to cook (and god knows it demands more time to order a takeaway!! - I'll make no compromise on taste). Here it is:
http://easydoesitrecipes.blogspot.com/

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, Zucchini can't keep long so have to think of a quick way to cook it :)

Mc, me too :)

P. Petunia, thanks for stopping by. Hope you like both the recipe.

Cat, its similar but this pancakes is a bit softer because zucchini has more water content. My mom used to make those for us too :)

Sweet & Saucy, thank you.

Lesley, its quite similar in look, right :)

Charming, I like your version. Will try out your recipe especially I like with shrimp in it :)

Rosa, thanks for stopping by.

Deborah, thank you.

Christelle, I will check out your blog later.

dobetter said...

Yum! I have some zucchini sitting in my fridge...now I know what to do with it.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

wowww i love zucchini everything and these pancakes sound so brilliant!

Dhanggit said...

this is beautiful!! i love the idea of sprinkling it with salt on the top!! i'll definitely try this!

Olga said...

my dad makes zucchini pancakes quite often, similar to potato latkes. we eat ours with sourcream.

ICook4Fun said...

Dobetter, yea make some pancakes :)

Rita, are you going to make some too?

Dhanggit, I learned that from the food channel. The chef said always sprinkle some salt after you fried your food :)

Olga, I like potato latkes too especially eat it with apple sauce :)

jillian said...

These look so good. I have a ton of zucchini right now so I just might have to make these in the near future!

Big Boys Oven said...

this one sure taste delicious . . . so tempting to make some tonight!

KC said...

What a great way to cook zucchini!

Brilynn said...

That looks like a great way to use up some of the zucchini that is currently overtaking everyone's gardens!

mycookinghut said...

Lovely! I love zucchini but have never tried this.. great idea!