Zucchini Scallion Cakes

zucchini scallion cakes

Zucchini is coming into the markets and soon will be found at local farm stands.  These Zucchini Scallion cakes make a nice light vegetarian dinner or lunch or can be served as an appetizer.  Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or a bit of sour cream.


  • 1 medium zucchini, grated ( about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Combine the zucchini, scallions, flour, sugar, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Add the egg, lemon juice, and zest and stir until well incorporated.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large cast iron skillet. Once the butter is melted and the oil is fairly hot, drop in the zucchini mixture in tablespoonfuls, making sure not to crowd the pan (about 5 at a time). Cook for about 1 minute on each side until browned and semi-firm.
  • Remove to a paper towel to drain and repeat with the remaining zucchini mixture, adding more oil as necessary.

NOTE: this can be done a day in advance. Simply reheat the cakes in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

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