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Zucchini and Onion Pancake Recipe
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Zucchini and Onion Pancake

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"I like to grate & freeze zucchini. Just be sure to drain well before using. Also you can slice & freeze separate slices on a cookie sheet and then put into bags and they won't stick together."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Grate zucchini and onion into a medium bowl, and drain off excess juices. Stir in the oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium high heat and melt butter in the pan. When butter has coated the pan, arrange the zucchini in a flat layer over the bottom of the pan. Fry until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 15, 2008

Just a hint about zucchini: if you sprinkle salt on the grated zucchini and let it sit for about 30 minutes in a strainer it will release a LOT of excess water. Pat it with some paper towels then make the pancakes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 07, 2006

I gave this a 3 as is but made it again today with some additions/changes and give it a 5 now! I added 2 beaten eggs to the zucchini and onion mixture and held off using the salt until one side was browned. When I drained the zucchini and then added the sale as per directions I had a soupy mess. I also browned in extra virgin olive oil with a little butter and it intensified the flavor-great!


23 Ratings

Dec 20, 2005

In response to the criticism that the "pancakes" do not hold together: the challenge is not with the recipe it's with expectations set up by the name pancakes. This is a recipe for a "latke", a yiddish word that is loosely translated as pancake. A latke is not a flour pancake, it is a vegetable pancake-like thing. Latkes don't hold together like a smooth pancake, even when made with potatoes - instead they have bits of vegetable that stick out, turn crispy, fall apart. So, you have to imagine you're living in Eastern Europe to enjoy this simple vegetable recipe or, if you really want a pancake, add flour and egg. Good luck!

Nov 03, 2009

Here's the trick to perfect zucchini pancakes much like potato pancakes. To 3 cups grated zucchini, add 1/4 cup Bisquick and 1 egg. I also saute some onions. Add salt and pepper to taste as well as Italian seasonings, and 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese.

Jul 24, 2008

These are great! Although I must admit that I did throw in a few extra ingredients, cause I was afraid it might be a little bland. So I threw in some crushed red pepper, garlic salt and parmesan cheese. They were so good and I even burnt the 2nd batch a little bit and they were really good burnt!! A good tip for draining all the water from the zucchini is to wrap it in a tea towel and wring the towel.

Aug 13, 2009

We really enjoyed the flavor of this. I didn't expect to get true "pancakes," so I just sauteed everything together in a big bunch and got it nice and browned. I used grapeseed oil instead of butter, and fresh oregano. Add some grated potatoes and this would make a delicious hash.

Aug 12, 2009

Made this recipe two nights ago for the hubby. I did drain the zucchini and onion in a collander as well as damped it with paper towels. We thought that this was a good base recipe to start out with; however, I would not make it the same way again. I would add a bit to it: a little egg and a little flour (but not enough to qualify as a full-blown pancake), parmesan cheese, and some sort of tomato-based relish for the top. Again, while we enjoyed it well enough the other night, I would use this to branch off for something more tailored to my family's liking. Consider this a good foundation.

Jul 28, 2009

I think this is a delicious way to prepare zucchini...not bland at all. In addition to the oregano, I did add a sprinkle of seasoned salt to the mixture and topped the "pancake" with Colby Jack cheese before serving. I used one reviewer's method of allowing the grated zucchini and onion to sit in a colander for 30 minutes to drain and that seemed to work very well for me.


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  • Calories
  • 94 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 65 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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