Friday, July 16, 2010

Zucchini "Crab" Cakes

Several years ago I clipped a recipe from a church newsletter and stashed it away and recently found it in my recipe box, safely tucked away, just waiting for a bumper crop of zucchini...Matt and Courtney are keeping us in an abundance of the versatile veggie!!! Many thanks to them!

Ben & I didn't think zucchini could possibly taste anything like crab but remember you can't judge a book by the cover! The little gems are really quick & easy and the taste is magnificent, you could be proud to serve these "cakes" to your guests!

As you can see, the zucchini cake looks a lot like a crab cake!

Zucchini "Crab" Cakes:

2 1/2 cups grated zucchini (I patted it of excess moisture)
1 beaten egg
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup bread crumbs (I used Italian)
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (TM)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying

In a large bowl, combine zucchini, egg, and butter. Stir in seasoned bread crumbs, chopped onions, and seasoning. Mix very well. Form patties and dredge in flour on both sides. Heat oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Fry patties until golden on each side. Serves six!

I made a little salsa-type mixture for a topping:
Chopped green onions
Mango, diced
Tomato, sliced and quartered
Radishes, sliced
Parsley, chopped
Mix the above with a little Balsamic Vinegar and serve over the zucchini "crab" cakes

1 comment:

  1. Would never of thought that you could make a zucchini into a crab, this is great for those especially who don't maybe care for crab. Great recipe idea!