Since I have an abundance of zucchini I was very excited to get this recipe from my neighbors a few weeks ago. I love crab-cakes and I love zucchini. So, this is a recipe for zucchini crab-cakes, minus the crab. I have made them twice already, and the second time I made them, I quadrupled the recipe (I have tons of zucchini). They are sooo delicious. Two big thumbs up! They are very easy and freeze beautifully, so now I have about 6-8 meals in my freezer. Its a great addition to my freezer meals collection. I am loving my food processor. It makes shredding all this zucchini a cinch.
I ended up shredding 10 cups of zucchini when I quadrupled the recipe!
After all the zucchini is shredded, you mix it with breadcrumbs, a beaten egg, melted butter or margarine, Old Bay (this is what makes them soo good), and some minced onion.
Next, I formed the patties/cakes and placed them on a tray and put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes to set. If freezing for another meal, just keep them in there a bit longer, before placing them in a Ziploc bag or wrapping them in plastic wrap. They do not need to be cooked ahead of time if using as a freezer meal. Otherwise, take out of freezer after 20 minutes and put in frying pan with a little oil to cook.
Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes or until browned on both sides.
Here's the recipe details:
Poor Man's Crab-cakes
1 beaten egg
2 1/2 cups grated/shredded zucchini (leave skins on)
1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp. melted butter/margarine
+/- 1 Tbsp. Old Bay
1 Tbsp. minced onion
a little oil for frying
Mix together and form patties. Chill for 20 minutes in the freezer. Pan fry in frying pan for about 20 minutes, until browned well.