Friday, June 21, 2013

Zucchini Pancakes

These simple to make pancakes can be a main dish or a side. 

2 medium zucchini
2 tablespoons grated onion
2 eggs, lightly beaten
6 to 8 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Butter and vegetable oil
Oregano (optional)


Grate the zucchini into a bowl using the large grating side of a box grater. Immediately stir in the onion and eggs. Stir in 6 tablespoons of the flour, the baking powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. (If the batter gets too thin from the liquid in the zucchini, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour.)

Heat a large (10 to 12-inch) saute pan over medium heat and melt 1/2 tablespoon butter and 1/2 tablespoon oil together in the pan. When the butter is hot but not smoking, lower the heat to medium-low and drop heaping soup spoons of batter into the pan. Cook the pancakes about 2 minutes on each side, until browned. Place the pancakes on a sheet pan and keep warm in the oven. Add more butter and oil to the pan, and continue to fry the pancakes until all the batter is used. Serve hot and top with sour cream, plain yogurt, sriracha, or whatever you like.


  1. Hi Katie, I can never get my Zucchini Pancakes to look like they do in the picture posted here. They never seem to take shape and fall apart very easily. Despite how much I brown them on the outside, I'm always concerned about how done they are inside.

    Any tips?

  2. This recipe is pretty flexible, but you want the batter pretty runny like pancake batter. Try adding a little more of less flour, or cornstarch even.

    You could also grate the zucchini into a bowl, add some salt to draw out the moisture, and drain a little zucchini water off, so they're not so runny. Then if you need more liquid, milk might work better.

    My husband does them best. I'm just relaying his family favorite here, but like I said they are pretty flexible, so good luck. Hope this helps!

  3. Also, the ratio here seems a little zucchini heavy. You could go a little lighter on the zucchini and keep the rest of the ingredients the same. Also, lots of grease in a Hot pan so they don't stick.