Use ‘Em Up: Zucchini Feta Pancakes

Bag items: zucchini, lemon, feta cheese, fresh dill, scallions, eggs, yogurt

Pancakes are an all-time breakfast favorite, and it is no surprise. They are delicious and comforting all in one. I decided to try a savory pancake to use some of the zucchini in my HH delivery bag, and it was a hit! The feta is salty, the herbs taste so fresh, and the onion adds a bit of the savory elements that makes these downright delicious!

A lot of times, I find that when people have tons of zucchini, they make bread, muffins, or gratins, all of which are delicious but not necessarily the lowest in calories. These pancakes are a healthy, low-calorie side dish that are loaded with antioxidants, particularly lutein and zeaxanthin, which promote eye health. So let’s dig in to these savory pancakes!

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First, grate the zucchini, then add salt and let it drain in a colander or on paper towels:

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Then mix everything up:

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Scoop onto a medium-hot prepared pan:

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Then arrange on a plate with 1/4 c. of yogurt and some extra chopped dill (as in above photo) or stack them up:

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Then the best part: dig in!

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Zucchini Feta Pancakes

2 medium-sized zucchini
¾ tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. chopped dill
¼ c. scallions, chopped
½ c. crumbled feta cheese
¼ c. all-purpose flour
1 egg
¼ tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Optional dip:

¼ c. plain yogurt
½ Tbsp. chopped dill

Instructions:

  • Grate zucchini on a box grater, then place in a colander and add salt. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes to pull some of the moisture out of the zucchini so that your pancakes aren’t soggy.
  • Once the zucchini has had time to drain, put it in a clean tea towel or paper towels and squeeze it out to remove any remaining moisture.
  • Combine all of the ingredients, then scoop ¼ cup sized mounds into a medium-hot pan, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, or lightly greased with butter.
  • Cook until golden brown on one side, then flip to the other side for another 1-2 minutes until also golden brown.
  • Serve with ¼ cup plain yogurt and ½ Tbsp. chopped dill to garnish.
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