PW's Zucchini Cakes

1 large zucchini
1 tbsp minced garlic
½ - ¾ cup of breadcrumbs
½ cup 4-cheese Italian Blend (or Parmesan or Romano)
1 egg
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil (cooking)

1) Wash and cut the ends off of one large zucchini. Shred it using the large holes of a cheese grater. Squeeze the shredded zucchini inside of a clean towel until you've removed as much liquid as possible.
2) Place shredded zucchini into a medium sized bowl. Add minced garlic, breadcrumbs, cheese (shredded), egg and kosher salt and pepper to taste. Stir with a fork until well mixed.
3) Heat olive oil (about ¼ inch deep in bottom of skillet) to a medium heat. When the oil is hot enough drop a glob of zucchini batter into the skillet and flatten it a bit. After about 2 minutes, turn the cakes over (they should be a nice golden-brown) and cook on the other side until done (about 2-3 minutes)
4) Serve with the dipping sauce of your choice and enjoy!

3 things that I had modified:
a) As I didn't have a large zucchini on hand, the mixture I made was slight dry. So I made them into small patties.
b) I used lesser oil and pan-fried the patties.
c) I used 2 types of freshly grated cheese: parmesan and mozzarella

Results: Although it has more cheesy taste, it is still delicious! If you are looking for a simple recipe which uses zucchini, give it a try!

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