i still had half a zucchini left after making the really tasty zucchinibirthdaycake. so i made these little patties which are an adaption from another smitten kitchen recipe. sometimes when i say recipes are adapted, it means that either i did not have all of the required ingredients so i improvised, or i somehow messed up the recipe and it doesn’t look like it does in the official recipe but i still like my results.
1 zucchini grated
1 egg beaten
1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt and pepper
spices like garlic powder, thyme, herbes de provence (optional)
oil for frying (i used olive oil)
stir together the zucchini, egg, salt and pepper (however much you like), and any spices you prefer. i added some garlic powder and herbes de provence (a mixture of things like thyme, oregano, rosemary, basil…). you can pretty much add whatever spices your like. also, if you’d like you can add some chopped onions or scallions. in a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder, then stir this into the zucchini and egg mixture.
in a large skillet, heat up a couple tablespoons of the oil until it’s hot, then drop spoonfuls of the zucchini mixture onto it. after about 3 minutes or so one side, flip them over. cook on that side for another 3 or 4 minutes. both sides should be golden brown. transfer them to a paper towel covered plate and let them drain off some of the oil. to keep them warm, you can pop them in a warmed oven until ready to serve.