July 11, 2011

Baked Zucchini Cakes

I received four gorgeous summer squash in my CSA box this week, so I made zucchini cakes tonight.  After trying out several ways to make these, I'm very happy with this version.


Chris and I had these topped with a bit of ranch dressing tonight, but I think they'd also be delicious in a hamburger bun topped with lettuce, tomato and pickle like the zucchini cake minis on the Ruby Tuesday menu.


Baked Zucchini Cakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


Ingredients (12 cakes)
    Zucchini Cakes
    • 3 cups grated zucchini (from 2 medium zucchini)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
    • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 egg
    • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
    • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning (or substitute below)
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
    • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes


    Old Bay Substitute
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
    Instructions
    • Heat oven to 400 degrees and spray two baking sheets with cooking spray.
    • Grate zucchini on the large holes of a box grater.  Squeeze grated zucchini in a clean kitchen towel. Zucchini should be fairly dry, and you should have about 2 cups after removing it from the towel.
    • Place zucchini and remaining ingredients in a bowl; mix well.  Form into 12 patties (approximate 2-inch diameter), and place on prepared baking sheets.
    • Bake for 10 minutes. Then turn each cake over and bake for another 8 minutes.  Remove from oven and serve immediately. We like ours with ranch dressing.
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    5 comments:

    1. These look delish! Thanks for adding them to the summer veggie collection.

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    2. These look great! I have made shrimp cakes before, but not zucchini. Going to have to save this for when my zucchini comes in!

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    3. Zucchinis are just popping out of our garden right now. I can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks!

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    4. Any idea how well these would freeze?

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      1. Good question, I haven't tried freezing them yet so I'll try it and update this post with the results.

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