The Abundance Runneth Over – Zucchini Patties

When I posted about the fried zucchini I was given a new recipe for zucchini patties – which sounded fabulous!  Since I had all the ingredients in the house and need another recipe to use up the zucchini (more recipes coming) – to the kitchen I went.

Zucchini Patties


3 – 4 cups grated zucchini
2 eggs
1 1/2 – 2 cups almond meal
Seasoning to taste
Butter for cooking.

1. Wash the zucchini and start grating.  I grate until I get to the inside with the seeds (that part goes into the compost).

2. Place the grated zucchini in a colander and allow to drain.  I do not have a set time on this.  I grated, put it in the colander and then got all the other ingredients out, set the table, put dishes away and a few other things around the house and then came back. For bread I drain for about an hour.


3. Place the zucchini in a bowl and add the eggs.  Mix together.  You could scramble the eggs in a separate bowl and then add, but I am one for simple and not a lot to clean up!


4. Add the almond meal – I do a 1/2 cup at a time – mixing and then adding more.  I like mine dry enough to hold together but not too much almond meal – I want to taste the zucchini with a touch of almond.

5. Add seasonings.  This is my new favorite mixed seasoning and then I add some pepper.  Like it says above season to taste and some time our mood changes our taste for that preparation.


6. Melt butter in a pan, cast iron works great!  Make patties and place in the hot butter.  Cook 3 – 7 minutes on each side, depending on thickness.  Allow to get a golden brown.


7. Serve.  I made a simple salad and a couple of these – perfect meal.

You can store in the fridge or freeze.  I had them for dinner 2 nights and gave some to a neighbor whose family is away.

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6 Responses to The Abundance Runneth Over – Zucchini Patties

  1. Candace says:

    Aren’t they wonderful? You can freeze them after they’re cooked (I place between waxed paper) and then just heat them up. Great on salads….You rock!!

    • simply0637 says:

      Didn’t have any left over to freeze, but I am watching my neighbors garden for the next 2 weeks so I think I will have more zucchini then I know what to do with – so the freezer will be getting stocked with them I am sure. This also gave me an idea for another patty – trying it this weekend – stay tuned!

  2. virginia says:

    If I don’t have time to drain the zucchinni – I pat it in between paper towel. I compost the paper towel so I don’t feel so guilty using it!
    I love these fritters. I have been using flour but will try the almond meal next time.

    • simply0637 says:

      Good thinking on the paper towel and disposal! The almond meal adds a nice hint of flavor to the zucchini.

  3. Gail Osterman says:

    Got to buy some almond meal! Looks delicious.

  4. Jo says:

    They look yummy. Grandma made these but with flour. I like the idea of the almond meal. Now is the time with zucchini everywhere and if you don’t use it it gets as big as a submarine!. xoxo

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