Zucchini-Scallion Cakes

Zucchini-Scallion Cakes
Staff Writer

Phoebe Lapine

Great for an appetizer, snack, or even a main course, these savory cakes come together in a snap, and are easy to make as they are delicious to eat. 

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12
Servings
32
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

This recipe can be prepared a day in advance. Simply reheat the cakes in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Cup  grated zucchini (about 1 medium-sized zucchini)
  • 1  Tablespoon  butter (optional)
  • 1/4  Cup  flour
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  lemon zest
  • 1  Teaspoon  sugar
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Tablespoon  lemon juice
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • egg, beaten
  • 1/4  Cup  thinly sliced scallions (about 2 scallions)

Directions

Combine the zucchini, scallions, flour, sugar, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Toss to combine. Add the egg, lemon juice, and zest and stir until well incorporated.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter (you can use more olive oil if keeping this recipe dairy-free) in a large cast-iron skillet. Once the butter is melted and the oil is fairly hot, drop in the zucchini mixture in tablespoonfuls, making sure not to crowd the pan (about 5 at a time). Cook for about 1 minute on each side until browned and semi-firm. Remove to a paper towel to drain and repeat with the remaining zucchini mixture, adding more oil as necessary.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
5g
4%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
10µg
11%
Calcium, Ca
10mg
1%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
20mg
3%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
29mg
2%
Water
29g
1%

Zucchini Shopping Tip

Buy zucchini that is intact and has glossy skin. Avoid zucchini with brown or soft spots.

Zucchini Cooking Tip

Zucchini has a very high water content, lightly salt your zucchini prior to cooking so your dish does not become to watery.