A combination of zucchini and buckwheat make these a delicious appetizer.
By Sherron Watson
I love zucchini. I find that I add it to hamburger to stretch out my organic, grass fed beef. I add it to cakes and breads. I enjoy it sauteed, steamed and in casseroles. Zucchini, in my family, is a favorite vegetable.
These little pancakes remind me of a potato latke because the veggies are grated, fried in oil and can be served with a delicious topping. I used a bit of sourcream with a dash of horseradish and found it to be the perfect companion to these zucchini pancakes.
- 2-3 whole zucchini's, shredded, 4 cups total
- ¼ cup red onion, shredded
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup of flour or buckwheat
- ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- oil for frying
- Using a thin dish towel, add the grated zucchini and red onion. Wring out all water until you have a very dry mixture.
- Combine the zucchini and red onion with the remaining ingredients (except oil for frying).
- Heat oil in frying pan until hot.
- Using a spoon, scoop small piles of mixture into the oil. Fry on each side until golden brown.
- Remove to a cooling rack lined with paper towels.
- Serve immediately with your favorite sauce.
Sherron Watson is a writer and photographer. Her passion for food started at a young age while working with her family in their restaurant business. A career in photography gave her the experience she needed to start capturing images of her favorite dishes. This led to the creation of her blog: simply-gourmet.com. She is currently a food writer for Capital Style Magazine in Annapolis, MD.