1 large zucchini
1 tbsp minced garlic
½ - ¾ cup of breadcrumbs
½ cup 4-cheese Italian Blend (or Parmesan or Romano)
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!