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Zucchini Cakes

Morsels of Life - Zucchini Cakes - Julienned zucchini, combined with sweet onions and salty Cotija cheese, formed into little cakes with breadcrumbs and egg, then pan-fried into perfect little zucchini cakes.

With all the zucchini around lately, we had amassed quite a bit. And eventually, we got tired of eating sauteed or stir fried zucchini. So I decided I'd go for some alternate ways of making a yummy zucchini side. These zucchini cakes do take a bit more time and effort than our usual saute or stir fry. But I'm thinking just about anything - aside from eating raw does too, right? These zucchini cakes aren't too hard either. In fact, they're really easy - just combine all the materials, form into patties, and fry 'em up. I decided to julienne the zucchini because I already had my slicer out. Grating is another option, and the one I'd probably choose next time. (Unless I already have the slicer out - I'm always for fewer things to wash!) I don't think the difference between a julienne cut and grating is as significant in this recipe as it would be for something like Zucchini Fritters.

We really enjoyed the sweetness of the onion and how well it played with the saltiness of the cheese. If you don't have any Cotija around, Parmesan or Romano make good substitutes. :)

When making zucchini cakes, do you prefer a julienne cut or grating?


Morsels of Life - Zucchini Cakes - Julienned zucchini, combined with sweet onions and salty Cotija cheese, formed into little cakes with breadcrumbs and egg, then pan-fried into perfect little zucchini cakes.

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Julienned zucchini, combined with sweet onions and salty Cotija cheese, formed into little cakes with breadcrumbs and egg, then pan-fried into perfect little zucchini cakes.

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Yield: 16 patties, approximately 2.5 inches in diameter each

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
352 grams 12.375 ounces 2 cups 1 large zucchini, julienned or grated
91 grams 3.25 ounces 1 onion, sliced thinly
2 eggs
104 grams 3.75 ounces 1 cup 3 slices bread crumbs
1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
73 grams 2.675 ounces 1/2 cup Cotija cheese, grated


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Zucchini Cakes Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Zucchini Cakes Step 2 - Combine all materials, mix until homogeneous, and form into patties. 2. Combine all materials, mix until homogeneous, and form into patties.
Morsels of Life - Zucchini Cakes Step 3 - Pan fry zucchini cakes until browned, and then flip and brown on other side. 3. Pan fry zucchini cakes until browned, and then flip and brown on other side.

Morsels of Life - Zucchini Cakes - Julienned zucchini, combined with sweet onions and salty Cotija cheese, formed into little cakes with breadcrumbs and egg, then pan-fried into perfect little zucchini cakes.

29 comments:

  1. What a fun way to have zucchini! We absolutely love zucchini, but new ways to have it are always welcome!

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  2. YUM!
    These are my absolutely favourite! I love zucchini fritters! I may have to replant my zucchini so I have a surplus again ;P
    Thanks so much for sharing
    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

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  3. We definitely enjoyed these zucchini cakes! (Maybe even a bit more than the zucchini fritters.) Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. Same here! We're always looking for new ways to enjoy zucchini. :)

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  5. These sound and look amazingly delicious! They're so perfectly crisped! Frying is definitely not one of my strong points. (Well, I guess cooking in general isn't one of my strong points:-) When I've fried food in the past, parts of it get too dark, while other parts don't get dark enough! But that's why I'm all signed up on your blog. I'm bound and determined to get better as well as more creative with my cooking! Thank you so much for this awesome recipe! I hope you have a fantastic weekend:-)

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  6. We really enjoyed these zucchini cakes! The crispy outside was probably my favorite part. :) With cooking, I think it just takes practice - you should see some of my early recipes! I'm sure you'll be cooking up a delicious feast soon. :)

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  7. Hi CJ,
    I make a zucchini cakes very similar to this and my husband loves them. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted.

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  8. These zucchini cakes are my husband's favorite. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I've done something similar. Since we are vegetarians we eat a lot of vegetables. I am always looking for different ways to serve them.

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  10. Hope you enjoy this method! This recipe is my favorite for zucchini cakes. :)

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  11. We have so many caugettes at the moment, these look like a fabulous way to use some up. #Anythinggoes

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  12. I'd definitely agree! Let me know what you think once you give them a try. :)

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  13. What a great way to use zucchini! At my old house we had a garden that always gave me tons of huge zucchinis, this would have been perfect. I'll keep this recipe for when I start gardening again someday. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - hope to see you again this weekend.

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  14. Sounds like you need to start your zucchini garden again! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  15. What a great way to use up the extra zucchini from the garden! These sound really good and look easy enough to make!

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  16. These look totally yummers!!!

    I am not familiar with cotija cheese -- but will look for it.

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  17. That's my kind of recipe - yummy and easy to make! :) Hope you enjoy!

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  18. They are totally yummers! And easy to make too. :) If you can't find Cotija cheese, you could also use Parmesan or Romano instead. It won't taste the same, but it'll still be yummy. :)

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  19. I need to make this! Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party.

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  20. Let me know what you think once you give it a try! :)

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  21. Thank you so much for sharing your post with us at the #AnythingGoes Link Party!

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  22. These look so delicious! I love zucchini, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

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  23. We really enjoyed them! :)

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  24. We will just love your Zucchini Cakes! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  25. Let me know what you think once you give them a try! Thanks for stopping by and visiting. :)

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  26. This looks really good! I am always looking for new ways to get my kids to eat veggies and this is a great way to get them to eat Zucchini! Thank you for linking up with us over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!

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  27. It's definitely a way to make veggies more fun! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  28. We love zucchini cakes. Your look delicious. :)

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  29. Thanks! Hope you enjoy. :)

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