Thursday, July 7, 2011

Who Likes Zucchini?

I don’t know about you but I love zucchini and squash in the Summer. I thought why not have zucchini and squash for dinner! I told Kyle what we were having and he said “where’s the meat?” I told him there wouldn’t be any meat in this meal. He wasn’t too sure about that.
I decided to make zucchini cakes! I found a similar recipe in one of our nutrition magazines at work. They turned out soooo good. I did skip one step that I don’t think I will skip next time. I decided to skip the step to pat dry the zucchs to save time. They were a little soggy in the middle and I think drying them would fix this.
Shred your Zucchs in food processer. I really need a bigger one. I had to do a couple batches to get the full 2 cups.

Mix ingredients and form into 8 patties.
Sauté in skillet until brown on both sides.
I also make some spaghetti squash on the side. I sautéed some onions in olive oil and added them to the squash for a little more flavor. I seasoned it with salt and pepper.
This meal was really quite good. Kyle even said he didn’t miss the meat. I know he can’t do that every meal but why not every once in awhile. And of course a whole wheat roll on the side.
Zucchini Cakes 
2 cups of shredded zucchini
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup of breadcrumbs
2 green onions
1/4 cup diced bell pepper (I used a green one)
1 1/2 teaspoon tony chachere’s seasoning
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon greek yogurt
1. Place grated zucchs on paper towel and pat dry to remove liquid (this is the step I skipped)
2. Place the zucchini and remaining ingredients in bowl and mix well. Form into 8 patties.
3. Heat olive oil in skillet.
4. Add patties to skillet and cook on both sides until brown.

Happy cooking!