Heavenly Zucchini Pancakes

As long as there is a farmers’ market to photograph, I will be blogging farmers’ market photos. I hope that’s okay with all of you. I never get bored of looking at beautiful food, and it really doesn’t get more beautiful.

This past Friday, as usual, I hit up my normal Copley haunts, Siena Farms and Atlas Farms, in addition to some others for my weekend produce. Since my husband was working all weekend, I wanted to make a little special vegetarian something for myself, and that I did. There are lot’s of photos, but I promise there is a recipe at the end ;)

But first, the market. Siena Farms had this beautiful fennel, perfect for soups and salads.

fennel

Beautiful yellow tomatoes

gold tomatoes

Some of my favorite greens

collards and kale

Garlic, one of those ingredients I can’t live without

garlic

wildflowers

An Epicurious.com cooking demo (that I missed) by Chef Benjamin Knack from Hell’s Kitchen

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Strawberry, peach, and blackberry tarts that were to die for

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Little heirloom tomatoes

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And now a recipe for Zucchini Pancakes with Spiced Yogurt

Zucchini Pancakes

1 large zucchini, grated

2 eggs

1 cup Panko breadcrumbs

pinch salt and pepper

The pancakes are simple. Mix all of the ingredients together. In a frying pan, add a tiny bit of olive oil just to thinly coat the pan. Using a spoon add several scoops of the zuucchini mix to the pan, and use the back of the spoon to pat them down into flatter cakes. Cook on medium heat for a few minutes, 3-4 depending the thickness of the cake. Then flip over to the other side. Keep flipping until each side has a little golden color.

grated zucchini

Top the finished pancakes with spiced yogurt (and hot sauce, if you want to eat them like I did!)

Spiced Yogurt

1 cup Greek yogurt

1 TSP each curry powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper

3 TSP olive oil

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The pancakes were so light and fluffy, and the cool spiced yogurt was a perfect accompaniment. I only wish the oil didn’t make it look so ugly. . . really it was delicious!

I enjoyed a nice quiet evening at home with dinner at a book on the deck. I missed my husband, but alone time can definitely be nice!

What is your favorite way to spend your alone time?

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Tags: dinner, pancakes, recipe, spices, Vegetarian, yogurt, zucchini

  1. Emily’s avatar

    i love making zucchini pancakes… but question: did you spend a while squeezing the liquid from the zucchini? I find that I typically need to and it takes a while.

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  2. traveleatlove’s avatar

    I actually didn’t. Normally I would salt it a little, then squeeze the water out, but maybe this one was dry? The only problem I had was the next day, some liquid separated out, so I added some more panko and really stirred it up.

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  3. shannon’s avatar

    That looks delicious! I will DEFINITELY be making those!

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  4. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    I love grated zucchini in anything so I definitely want to make this soon! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  5. Michelle’s avatar

    These zucchini pancakes are the best things you ate all weekend, right? I can see why!

    What do I look to do during alone time? I had a lovely Friday evening alone with takeout, wine and my DVR. It was just the R&R that I needed! I also tweeted last night about how as much as I love cooking with Bret, it is so lovely to cook alone. I made a delicious meal using green tomatoes (also from Siena Farms) when I got back from the gym last night and felt so relaxed being alone in the kitchen!

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  6. Daisy’s avatar

    My favorite way to spend my alone time lately has been out to lunch. anddd lying around in the park. I’m sure you had no idea…I only post about these outings every week or so ;)

    I walked around the copley farmers market on friday! finally. But I didn’t take any pictures. I knew you’d have it covered. Vibrant and gorgeous shots, as usual.

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  7. Kristy’s avatar

    Everything looks so fresh and delicious! Those pancakes came out great, I did a post yesterday about no eating enough veggies and how I could incorporate them in my breakfast. Thank you for sharing this, I am going to try them!!! My favorite way to spend alone time is in the kitchen!! :)

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  8. Magic of Spice’s avatar

    Those zucchini cakes look wonderful…and love all of your market photos, good stuff :)

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  9. Belinda @zomppa’s avatar

    Be-yew-tee-ful! Great recipe and use of all that fresh zucchini.

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  10. Carol Egbert’s avatar

    Your cooling yogurt topping for the zucchini pancake s a great idea.

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  11. Raija’s avatar

    Oh my god those look amazing…might be a perfect side dish to my cookout this weekend! :)

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  12. Baking Serendipity’s avatar

    Pancakes are a great way to use some of my extra zucchini…delicious!

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  13. susan’s avatar

    Can’t wait to make these. I have an abundance of zucchini…what a surprise. By the way, it seems like whenever I check out a recipe on foodbuzz, it turns out to be yours! Thank you!

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      Thank you for reading! :)

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    2. Joy’s avatar

      Great images. Thank you for sharing the recipe. My daughter would love that.

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    3. Danica’s avatar

      Beautiful pictures!!! I LOVE summer time – seriously….just for all the farmer’s markets.

      I never thought of making zucchini pancakes – I totally should try that using my favorite zuc. muffin recipe :)

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    4. Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear’s avatar

      Keep the pictures coming, I love them!

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    5. Megan’s avatar

      Seriously? Just zucchini, eggs, and panko?? I’m so making these if I find zucchini at the farmers’ market on Saturday. I’ve been googling and checking through my magazines for zucchini fritter recipes. I don’t know how I missed this! Thank you for posting!

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      1. traveleatlove’s avatar

        It was really easy! I just sort of eyeballed it to make sure the mix wasn’t too wet. And they came out fluffy and delicious!

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      2. Grace’s avatar

        I love making potato pancakes, but I never thought of making them with zucchini! I will put this recipe aside for next summer! I wonder if butternut squash pancakes would be good?

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