Zucchini-Scallion Cakes

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Zucchini-Scallion Cakes
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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Ready in
20 m
12
Servings
23
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
15 small cakes

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
  • 1 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.

 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
0.8g
1.2%
Sugar
0.8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.2g
0.9%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Protein
1g
1.9%
Carbs
3g
1%
Vitamin A
8µg
1%
Vitamin C
4mg
6%
Vitamin E
0.1mg
0.6%
Vitamin K
5µg
7%
Calcium
7mg
1%
Fiber
0.3g
1.2%
Folate (food)
8µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
8µg
2%
Iron
0.2mg
1%
Magnesium
4mg
1%
Monounsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.1mg
0.6%
Phosphorus
17mg
2%
Polyunsaturated
0.1g
N/A
Potassium
55mg
2%
Sodium
60mg
2%
Sugars, added
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
0.1mg
0.8%

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