Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Growing Zucchini

If you only plant one zucchini seedling, it will die. If you plant 2 or more, they will ALL live and you'll have a bunch to give away.

I always try to grow 2 plants (enough for just one person), and always used the excess grated and frozen to make zucchini bread in the Fall and Winter. Since I don't need all the fattening stuff in zucchini bread, I decided last year to make some Zucchini Faux Crab Cakes from a recipe I found on the internet.

They were acceptable when I ate a couple of them just-made, but when I started eating the ones I froze, they were delicious! I squeeze some fresh lemon on them after re-heating. YUM!

Zucchini Faux-Crab Cakes from http://nancyvienneau.com/blog/recipes/those-curious-zucchini-faux-crab-cakes/

2 cups coarsely grated Zucchini
1 cup Bread Crumbs (I used a baguette)
1 Egg
2 Green Onions, thinly sliced, use entire scallion
¼ cup small diced Sweet Red Bell Pepper
1 ½ teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise (or plain yogurt)
Juice of ½ Lemon
a pinch or 2 Red Pepper flakes

vegetable oil, for frying with a smidge of butter (I used EVOO and butter, equal amounts)

Place grated zucchini in a colander; sprinkle lightly with salt, allow to stand for 30 minutes draining. Squeeze to remove additional liquid – zucchini should be fairly dry. Place zucchini, bread crumbs, with all the other ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

Form into 8 patties the size of crab cakes.

Heat a small amount of oil and butter in a skillet, and cook patties on both sides, browning well. Drain on paper towel.

Freeze any extras.

1 comment:

  1. Not had luck with squashes the last couple years, no zucchini overflow here. But should I get lucky this year, I might try this recipe. One way to get veggies into DH....


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