Monday, September 4, 2017

Zucchini Corn Patties

Zucchini....a summertime vegetable that is so versatile. Grill it, roast it slice it, pickle it or make it into a delicious patty. This recipe has some of my family's favorite things...corn and dill. A simple meal to prepare, serve these cheesy Zucchini Corn Patties with a simple yogurt/dill sauce or your homemade salsa along with a tomato/cucumber/onion salad. With any leftovers use these patties as your 'bun' and add a slice of cheese and make it into a 'grilled cheese' sandwich. Whichever way you choose to use this recipe, I hope you have fun creating a meal for your family or friends.

ZUCCHINI CORN PATTIES

The ingredients you will need.

All the ingredients are mixed together to form the batter.

Oil is hot and ready for the batter.

These are browning up nicely and smell amazing.

Both sides are nicely browned ready for sampling.

Quick and easy in as little as 20 minutes dinner is ready.
These are the fried version.

Zucchini Corn Patties....the oven baked version.



Serve with some salsa or a favorite sauce.


ZUCCHINI CORN PATTIES - RECIPE

1 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp. Butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. milk
1 1/2 cup grated zucchini
2 cups corn kernels, fresh, canned or frozen
1/2 medium onion, diced finely
1/4 cup dill minced
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/8 cup shredded Parmesan
1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese ( or your favourite sharp cheese)
Whisk together flour, baking powder, shredded cheeses, dill, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. In a small bowl whisk eggs, melted butter and milk. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in grated zucchini, onions and corn until well blended.
In a large non stick frying pan add 2-3 Tablespoons of oil and heat on medium heat and drop large spoonfuls of zucchini/corn batter, flatten to 1/4 inch thick and sauté until nicely browned. ( about 2 minutes per side)Flip over and cook the other side until golden brown.
I like them baked as well. For baking: preheat oven to 350 degrees and drop zucchini/corn batter onto a greased parchment paper lined baking sheet. Shape into 1/4 inch thick round patties and bake for about 15- 20 minutes, flipping halfway through until patties are a nice golden brown.
Serve with salsa, or a yogurt/dill sauce

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