Friday, October 12, 2012

Zucchini and Feta Pancakes

I have a really great recipe share for today, Zucchini and Feta Pancakes!   

I had zucchini that needed to be used and I wanted to try a new recipe.   My original plan was to try to make sweet zucchini pancakes.  While thumbing through my Joy of Cooking cookbook, I stumbled across Zucchini Pancakes with Mint and Feta Cheese...YUM, I had to try this recipe!  


I didn't have all of the ingredients the recipe called for so I made few substitutes, and...oh. my. word...these are some darn good pancakes!  They remind me of yummy potato pancakes/latkes.  


Zucchini and Feta Pancakes Recipe
(adapted from Joy of Cooking -1997 edition, page 420)

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 pounds of zucchini green or golden - shredded (I used green and golden together)
Next, sprinkle lightly with salt

Mix these ingredients together in a large bowl:     
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup dry unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white onion - diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dry parsley (or 1/2 cup fresh)
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint  
  •    *I skipped the mint - instead, added 1/2 teaspoon of Penzeys Greek Seasoning
  • Salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
Next, rinse the squash.  Using your hands, towel or colander, try to squeeze out the majority of liquid.  This is an important step.  Be sure to get rid of as much liquid as possible -  then add the zucchini to the batter and mix well.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

In a large skillet, heat up 2 Tablespoon of olive oil.
Use approximately a 1/3 to 1/4 cup of the batter and make 3 to 4-inch cakes.   Next, drop the cakes in the skillet.  Fry over medium heat until golden brown - this takes about 4- 5 minutes.  Flip and brown the other side.  Remove and place cooked pancakes in oven on a baking sheet, to keep them warm while cooking the others.  Fry the remaining pancakes.  You may need to add more olive oil as you fry the pancakes - add as needed.  

I used my hands and made them into patties/pancakes before dropping them in the oil.

I served my pancakes with fresh squeezed lemon and a dollop of sour cream. 
They are great alone or would make a yummy side.  
These are perfect for the holidays!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!
Cheers!

51 comments:

Brandi said...

Your pancakes look delicious, Mary.

Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit said...

These look divine!! :D I would love to pin this for future reference. Do you have a "pin it" option? (I'm not seeing it..) Thanks!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Brandi! Thank you so much! I loved them and will be making them again soon. I hope you have a great weekend. Thanks so much for the visit!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Ali ~ Thank you! No, I don't have a "pin it" button installed (yet) for my blog posts. I just pinned the recipe, so if you follow me on Pinterest, (I have a follow me on Pinterest button to the right, on my sidebar) You can find it on my "PLEASE PASS A PLATE" board :O)

Thanks for sweet comment! I hope you have a great weekend...I'll work on installing a "pin it" button :-D

Sherry said...

Scrumptious looking! I have a ton of zuchini from my little garden. We can only eat so much zuchini bread. These look so good!

High Street Cottage said...

These look amazingly deelish! I am going to have to try the recipe, thank you for sharing

Simplee Sue said...

These look amazingly, good. I always, need a recipe for the bumper crop of zucchini in our garden. Thank you so much.

We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.
http://simpleesue.com/mohjy-apples-red-candy-apples-recipe

Spatulas On Parade said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Foodie Friends Friday
Dawn a host and fellow blogger
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Mary they look awesome, we will be planting our zucchini soon, I know what I'll be eating this summer!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Mary you are just trying to get me to like Feta by putting it in pancakes!! They do look delicious!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

OMG!!! That looks so good, I've gotta try it!

Tania

Mary ~ said...

Hi Heather B,

I Deleted your comment by mistake, but copied and pasted it back from my e-mail: :O) I'll linking be linking up to your party! Thanks for the sweet comment and visit!

"Heather B. has left a new comment on your post "Zucchini and Feta Pancakes":

I love these! I bet my 4 yo would even eat them, and it's HARD to get kids to eat zucchini! I love to make a big "breakfast" for dinners on Sundays. These would be a great addition.

I would love for you to add this recipe to my Weekend Meal Planner linky!"

jewelsforall said...

Sounds good! Visiting from the Power of Pinterest Party :)

Gypsy Heart said...

Hmmmm, sounds delish! I will definitely try these. I'm stopped by from Debbiedoo's and am a new follower.

Enjoy your weekend and stop by when you can!

Pat

madge | the vegetarian casserole queen said...

Yummy! I love anything with feta! I'm pinning this...

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

Hi Mary! These look sooo good! We love Greek food and we love zucchini too, so they're a total win/win! Stopping by from Saturday Show & Tell and newly following you on GFC, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe! ~Mary (pinning this, too!)

Pam Lambky said...

What gorgeous photos! I love your recipe and will be trying it out soon. I am a new follower today and can't wait to see more! xo's Pam

Flourchild said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Im glad you were able to find an Egg free recipe! The brownies are so delicious and moist! Your recipe caught my eye too. I love anything that has zucchini..I can not wait to try this! Pinned:)

Mary ~ said...

Thanks, Sherry! You need to make these then! If you like feta, you will love these!

Mary ~ said...

Thank you so much!!! If you try them, I hope you love them! Thanks for the visit!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Sue! You are so welcome! I love this recipe!
Thanks for visiting - I'll be stopping by Simple Sue. :O)

Mary ~ said...

Thanks so much for hosting, Dawn!

Mary ~ said...

Yay for zucchini in your garden, Mel! Hope you like the recipe! Thanks for stopping by!

Mary ~ said...

They are as yummy as they look, Danni! So good! Too bad you don't like feta. Boo.

Mary ~ said...

Thank you, Tania!
Thanks for visiting!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Pat,

Thank you, I love these zucchini feta pancakes! Thanks for the visit and the follow! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, too! Cheers!

Mary ~ said...

Thanks for the visit!!!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Madge - Me too! Thank you. Thanks for the visit and for the pin!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Mary - I'm a Greek girl so loving feta is in my DNA! Thank you so much for the sweet words and all the follows! I will be following you too! Hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks so much for visiting.

Mary ~ said...

Thank you so much, Pam. Such a sweet comment! If you make the pancakes, I hope you love them as much I do. Thanks for the follow! Hope you have a great week! Cheers!

Mary ~ said...

I hope you love the pancakes! I can't wait to try your brownie recipe. Thanks so much for the visit! I hope you are having a great weekend - have a great week! Thanks for the pin!

Diane Balch said...

I love zucchini pancakes... I have an Italian recipe on my blog if you are interested. But I love your idea of putting in feta that sounds terrific. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.
http://simplelivingdianebalch.blogspot.com/2012/02/meatless-monday-zucchini-pancakes.html

Linda Makiej said...

this sounds so good!!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Wow, these looks delicious! I am going to have to try these.

Thank you for your kind comment. I hope you try my Pumpkin Blue Cheese MAcaroni!

Have a great week, Elizabeth

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Goodness these look SO fantastic! I love mint (and still have tons growing even though we've had frost already here!) so I'll try that. What a great meal this would make on a Saturday when you don't feel like cooking something big!

Jill Perry said...

Coming over from Mondays link party, these look fab!!! Thank you for sharing!

Jill Perry
http://dreamingallday.com

Mary ~ said...

Hi Diane - I am interested in your Italian recipe, I'll head over and check it out! Thanks so much for hosting Foodie Friday! Hope you're having a great week.

Mary ~ said...

Thank you, Linda! Thanks for visiting SLBB :O)

Mary ~ said...

Hi Elizabeth - Your Pumpkin Blue Cheese Mac looks soooooo good! I will be trying your recipe!

Thanks for the visit! Hope you're off to a great week!

Mary ~ said...

Maybe I need to revisit mint?! I had mint in Maryland, it's a pretty hardy plant! I loved these pancakes! If you try them, you'll have to let me know what you think! Thanks for visiting SLBB - Have a great day!

Mary ~ said...

Thanks, Jill and thanks for the visit!!!

Athena @ Lifes Abundant Adventures said...

These look delicious! now I have something to do with all of the zucchinni I keep getting in my CSA baskets! Pinning :)

Julie said...

These look delicious. I will be trying them out one day soon. Now a follower via GFC. I'd love for you to stop by my blog and link up to my Marvelous Mondays party! :) http://www.thisgalcooks.com/search/label/Monday%20Party

Julie
www.thisgalcooks.com

Seaweed and Raine said...

Mmm. These look REALLY good. I just need a cooler day to try them out now. :)

Mary said...

Hi Athena - Thank you for the sweet words and the pin. I love these pancakes! I hope you make them. Thanks for visiting SLBB. Hope you're having a great week! =}

Mary said...

Hi Julie, Thank you so much and thanks for the invite. I missed this week's party, but hope to make it to the next! I hope you're having a great day...I'll be stopping by Marvelous Mondays! Cheers!

Mary said...

Thank you! Fingers crossed for a cooler day :O)

Diane Balch said...

Just wanted you to know that I include your recipe in a squash round up. I will be tweeting it etc this week.

Mary said...

Hi Diane,

Thank you! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know, what a fun start to my Monday!

Hope you are off to a great day - have a great week!

Chaya Selig said...

I just discovered this recipe and I want to run to the kitchen and make it. It will have to wait until I buy zucchini. Would you be kind enough to share this with us on the Recipe Box?
http://bizzybakesb.blogspot.com/2012/11/recipe-box-23-spinach-alredo-pasta.html

Julie said...

Hello! Just stopping by to let you know that I will be featuring this on my Favorite Finds Appetizer edition this weekend.

Have a great weekend!

Julie
www.thisgalcooks.com