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Zucchini Cakes

Zucchini Cakes


  • 1 large or 2 small local zucchini
  • ½ cup parmesan
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • A pinch nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 local egg
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Grate zucchini using the large side of a cheese grater.
  2. Once the zucchini is grated, remove the excess water by pressing the shreds between paper towels.
  3. Place into a bowl.
  4. Grate parmesan, chop garlic, and add to zucchini. Add breadcrumbs, nutmeg, paprika, salt and pepper to zucchini and mix to combine.
  5. Crack egg and beat with a fork. Add to zucchini mixture and mix until well combined.
  6. Using a 2 tablespoon scoop, scoop out mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten each mound to make a patty.
  7. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, fry the patties until golden brown on each side. This should be about 3-4 minutes on each side.

Sauté Pan
Butane or Electric Burner
Stirring Spoons
5-6 Cookie Sheets
Parchment Paper
5-6 cutting boards
6-7 graters
6 Small Bowls
1 Large bowl
Measuring spoons
Tasting Plates
Hand Sanitizer
Paper Towels



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