Summer Zucchini Latkes

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I had a craving for latkes and since it is July I thought what better way to use our beautiful fresh summer zucchini. These delicious fritters are easy to prepare and make awesome appetizers. Using my handy small cookie scoop, I dolloped perfect appetizer size portions into my skillet. These were delicious as is, but topped with rich sour cream (yes that delicious Gay Lea Gold Premium sour cream I used last week for Cucumber Salad!) and chives made these even better and absolutely divine. These are a must make during zucchini season!

Recipe will yield you approximately 20-24 latkes/fritters using a small (2 tsp capacity) cookie scoop.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large zucchini
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic (1 clove)
  • 1/3 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • A few grinds of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • Canola oil or light olive oil for frying

Directions:

  1. Using a box grater or the grating attachment on a food processor grate zucchini and onion.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl and sprinkle with salt and combine. Let sit for 10 minutes, then transfer mixture to a large sieve and press out excess liquid. Place back into bowl.

zuc_drain3. Add egg, Parmesan and pepper to zucchini  and combine to coat.

4. Add baking powder and flour and stir to combine until you have an even mixture.

zuc_process5. Heat a large skillet with 2 tbsp of oil to medium high heat.

6. Using a small cookie scoop (or spoon) drop zucchini latke mixture into pan and cook on each side until golden (approx 2-3 minutes per side). Press down slightly on first flip to make an even “pancake” shape. This will make it thin and crispy and cooked evenly.

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7. Remove cooked latkes to a paper towel lined cookie sheet to drain excess oil.

8. Serve immediately with topped with sour cream and chives.

Note: You can also keep warm in a toaster oven or oven until ready to serve. These reheat beautifully so you can also make ahead, store in fridge, and then crisp up in oven/toaster oven. Good luck though because once you try one fresh off the skillet it is hard to stop!

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