Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Zucchini Squash Cakes

I helped my friend make zucchini cakes for her 1 year old a few days ago and I thought what a great idea.  I decided to make my own adaptation and included yellow squash too.  These zucchini squash cakes were so good!  They would be great as an appetizer, a side dish or as a vegetarian meal.  I made them for dinner tonight and served them over my mashed red potatoes.  These zucchini squash cakes are just simple, delicious and healthy.  Enjoy!

Zucchini Squash Cakes

1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
½ cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 egg
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic, granulated (or powder)
½ teaspoon Mrs. Dash seasoning (optional)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil


Grate zucchini and yellow squash.  Squeeze between paper towels to remove excess moisture.

In a bowl, combine grated zucchini and squash, panko, parmesan, egg, Italian seasoning, Mrs. Dash seasoning, salt and black pepper. (I used a fork to combine everything.)  Shape zucchini squash mixture into 2 inch sized patties.

In a nonstick pan, over medium heat, add in 1 tablespoon olive oil.  

Cook zucchini squash cakes for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until lightly browned.  Add more olive oil if needed.  

Makes about 8 zucchini squash cakes.

Zucchini squash cakes served over red mashed potatoes...mmmm!