Zucchini Pancakes

These pancakes are a great way to serve summer’s most abundant vegetable. They go well with most meats and can even be served as a main course. For added color, replace ½ cup of the zucchini with grated carrot. Serve pancakes plain, or top with Greek yogurt or sour cream, plus smoked salmon or prosciutto.


2 cups grated unpeeled zucchini
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup grated cheddar or Colby cheese
1 tablespoon thinly sliced scallions (green onions) or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
1 tablespoon cold salted butter


Toss zucchini with the salt in a colander and let stand for 10 minutes. Squeeze out any remaining liquid.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Stir in the cheese and scallions, then add eggs, melted butter, and zucchini and mix until well combined.

Melt 1 teaspoon of the cold butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Spoon batter by the tablespoon into the pan, being careful not to overcrowd. Press down lightly with a spatula to flatten. Brown pancakes lightly on each side, about 4 minutes per side, then transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in a 200° oven until serving. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cooking & Recipes


12 pancakes or 4 servings

Preparation Time: 

20 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

40 minutes

Preparation Method


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These are the greatest. I do

These are the greatest. I do not like zucchini except in steamed veggie medley but these are so good with the crisp outsides kind of like fried potato cakes.