Thank you Nanny. Yes it was my grandmother who told me about this recipe.
She hadn’t actually made them, but she had seen this recipe in one of those inserts that comes in the Newspaper sometimes. I don’t get the newspaper anymore, but I’m glad she does.
I read it and was instantly intrigued. Healthy zucchini cakes that tasted like crab cakes?!
I immediately copied it down on a recipe card and took note of where it came from… Relish.com! I’ve never heard of this website before, but I think now I will take a closer look.
Turns out I could have just found the recipe online, but I like having the card to put in my little recipe box from my bridal shower :)
We suddenly have an influx of zucchini popping up in our garden so I need to use a lot of it up right now.
I’m pretty sure another batch of these are on their way soon!
from Relish.com with my modifications
- 3 cups coarsely grated zucchini
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs (from a baguette)
- I used whole wheat bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise or plain yogurt
- I used olive oil mayonnaise
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
- 1 teaspoon butter
In the head-notes of the original recipe, it suggests serving with a quick sauce of chopped fresh herbs (such as chives and dill), lemon juice, and mayonnaise.
We had all those items on hand so I took:
- 3T reduced fat olive oil mayo
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- approx 1 tsp chopped dill and chives
Perfect. The combo of the sauce with these cakes was DIVINE!
They REALLY DO taste like crab cakes!!! The Old Bay + the texture…amazing. Bonus point for only having 140 calories per serving (2 cakes).
So happy my grandmother told me about this one!!