If you have been reading my personal blog, by now, you must realize my love for all things “Zucchini!” Even though I have only talked about the sweet treats I make with zucchini, I must admit I could could do without the sweet things all together and go all out for savory! By far, the easiest way for us to go through zucchini fast is to simply grill it.
Back when the zucchini were ready to harvest I was leaving town so I shredded the first few and stuck them in the freezer. Those bags still sit there waiting to be used. When I returned form my trip I started using the fresh zucchini and one of the first thing I made were these Zucchini “Things.” I have no idea what to call them, so “things” was the answer.
I used a recipe I have for Zucchini “Crab” Cakes (or zucchini fritters) and started playing around. What came out of that was Zucchini “Things.” I made a few batches of these and LOVED them every time. I am not big on measuring ingredients, so each batch tasted a bit different, but that was fine.
Here is the measurements of what I did (and I hope they turn out for you too!):
- 2 1.2 cups of shredded/grated zucchini
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- chopped onion
- 2 eggs
- 1 cups shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar)
- 2 1/2 T cornmeal
I filled the mini muffin cups full.
Bake at 350F for 17 minutes (in mini muffin tins.) You would have to vary the time if you used the regular size muffin tins. I also imagine you could forgo the muffin tin completely and just plop some scoops on a cookie sheet, flatten them a bit if you want to and bake that way.
Right now, for me, it is all about saving time, but I DO know that you can fry these in the fry pan on your stove top and have good results too. In your hands, you can form them in to small patties or just spoon some into fry pan and flatten with spatula. Depending on the length of time you fry them, you can get a crispy crust on them.
I posted about the Zucchini “Crab” Cakes yesterday on my personal log. Head over there to get the recipe.
Other Zucchini posts:
- Zucchini Muffins (courgette): Round 1
- Zucchini Muffins (courgette): Round 2
- Zucchini !!
- Zucchini Bread
You can see what else I am up to over at Sincerely, Emily. The topics are varied, as I jump around from gardening to sewing to making bread or lotion and many things in between.