Zucchini Latkes

If at first you don't succeed, fry, fry again.

Really all but a few belligerent green avoiders will eat zucchini when it's pan fried into crunchy deliciousness.

Fry it, you'll like it!


2 medium zucchini, grated and squeezed through a sieve to dry out

3 scallions, chopped – all of the white and halfway up the green

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup matzo meal (in kosher section or international foods)

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Grated pepper to taste

*2 pinches cayenne, optional

1 egg

1/3 cup milk

2-3 tablespoons veg oil

Mix dry ingredients, add wet ingredients, stir in veg. Heat oil in fry pan over medium heat until it shimmers. Add spoons of mixture for desired size. Flip when crispy. Drain if you like, but paper towels deflate the crunch. Better on a cookie cooling rack. Sprinkle with salt (take that Mayor Bloomberg!)

Eat – B


Published by Betsy Karetnick

Dynamic lifestyle broadcaster, journalist, and media expert. Brand builder. Innovator. Producer. Experienced in business development and all aspects of media. Extensive experience on a national platform attracting and retaining an audience by mixing entertainment and education on lifestyle issues including cooking, cleaning, crafting, organizing, personal finance and dining out. Owner and operator of The Portable Garden, northern New Jersey's premier source for exclusive custom event design, special event flowers, container gardens and small scale landscape installations.

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