Zucchini Cake Parmesan

There is something nice about being able to convert random ingredients into a tasty patty.  Here is a recipe that can be used as an appetizer or a vegetarian meal that is so full of flavor your guests will surely think, “now this is one daaaaank patty.”

Ingredients:

Zucchini cakes ingredients:

  • 1  large zucchini grated, excess water removed
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • chopped basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 roasted cloves of garlic
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil

Sauce ingredients:

  • 1/2 jar of tomato sauce
  • 1/4 freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Shredding the zucchini

  2. Remove excess water from zucchini by putting the grated zucchini onto paper towels and patting dry.

    Drying the zucchini

  3. Combine all ingredients except the oil in a bowl and mix.  The best way to mix the ingredients thoroughly is to use your hands.  Use hands to form mixture into cakes to preferred size.

    Ingredients ready to be mixed

    "You got to get weird with it."

    These are more like zucchini burgers - it's got mad girth

  4. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.  Once heated, add patties and cook until golden.  About 3-4 minutes per side.

    Cakes in the frying pan - beautiful colors

  5. Place patties in Pyrex dish and cover in tomato sauce.  Sprinkle cheese and Italian seasoning on top of the sauce.
  6. Put dish into oven for 30-40 minutes uncovered.

    Baked Zucchini Cake Parmesan ready to eat

This dish is so easy and delicious there is no excuse not to make it.  Even if you aren’t a fan of zucchini and are skeptical of the flavor, try it!  It’s dankness in a sauced patty.

Original recipe found here.

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Published in: on February 23, 2010 at 12:55 am  Leave a Comment  
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