Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Zucchini Potato Pancakes

Contributed by Dawn Marie Hamilton

My husband came home from work on Friday with a bag of zucchini from a coworker's garden. So I smiled when I read Pat's recipe for Middle Eastern Zucchini Salad. Another zucchini recipe to try.

But what else could I make?

How about these delicious zucchini potato pancakes, which I served with smoked salmon and a bottle of pinot grigio for Sunday brunch. The pancakes were such a hit I made them again for breakfast on the 4th.

Using a food processor makes shredding the vegetables a snap.


3 cups peeled and shredded golden potatoes (about six size B)
2 cups shredded (with skins on) zucchini
1 cup shredded onion
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup unbleached flour
2 teaspoons fresh oregano, minced
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 teaspoons oil
sour cream

1. Place shredded vegetables between layers of paper toweling and squeeze out excess liquid.

2. In a large bowl, combine vegetables with eggs, cornmeal, flour, oregano and pepper.

3. Heat 1-teaspoon oil in a griddle or large sauté pan over medium heat. When hot, drop just a bit less than one cup of mixture into the pan and spread into a 5 to 6-inch circle. Cook until golden brown on both sides. (About 3 minutes for first side and 4 minutes for second side.)

4. Remove from pan to a parchment lined baking sheet and place in warm oven.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for six pancakes.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream.


  1. Oh yum, Dawn! Sounds like a fabulous twist on hash browns. I'm definitely trying this one for a Monday night writers' group supper. Always a challenge to find new vegetarian recipes for that, and this one ought to be perfect!

  2. Hi, Pat. I hope the group enjoys the pancakes.