Thursday, December 6, 2018

RECIPE: Zesty Zucchini Latkes { aka my ZCakes! }

Want a break from the same ole potato latkes this Hanukkah? Perhaps a healthier alternative to your traditional latke recipe would light your menorah?!

Try my Zesty Zucchini Latkes { aka my ZCakes }!

Just swap out potatoes for some lean green zucchini... and YES... they are fried in a skillet, BUT no they don't have to be greasy! Just pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake with a paper towel... until your ZCakes are virtually greaseless! 

BTDubs, you don't have to celebrate Hanukkah to enjoy these zesty ZCakes. I'm a shiksa (translation: I celebrate Christmas) and I make 'um! 

2 Zucchinis, grated
1/2 Cup of Organic, Unbleached Flour (you can use a flour alternative too like almond, coconut, Tigernut flour etc. if you prefer)
2 Organic Eggs
1 Red Onion
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
Oil (Olive Oil -or- Olive Oil Spray)

Mixing Bowl
Soup Spoon

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 4 minutes
Serves: around 10 3" latkes

1. Grate the zucchini into a large mixing bowl.
2. Dice the onion and add to bowl.
3. Stir the zucchini and onion together in the bowl.
4. Add in the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper and mix.
5. Heat up the skillet over medium heat and pour 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil or spray olive oil into the skillet. When the oil is hot, lower the heat to a medium-low heat and drop a soup spoon of batter into the skillet. 
6. Cook the ZCakes for around 2 minutes on each side, until brownish 
7. Put the ZCakes on a paper towel and pat dry of grease.
8. Serve 'um up! Naked or with a dollop of organic sour cream or organic unsweetened applesauce.

I like mine with a dollop of organic sour cream, especially Organic Valley Sour Cream, OR if you prefer something sweet, go for a dollop of organic unsweetened applesauce. Yum!

my ZCakes!

  • FUN FACT:Frying foods in oil is symbolic of the miracle of Hanukkah ~ a 1 day supply of oil that kept the eternal flame in the Jewish Temple lit for 8 days!

  • Love ya a Latke!!

  • XoXo Tatiana