Zucchini Latkes

Cooking for Kids

When celebrating Hanukkah I always think of Latkes. Since my Nanny Kids love potato latkes (or potato pancakes) I served these zucchini Latkes as a side dish with dinner this week and the kids really liked them. If you are looking for a different way to prepare a nutritious veggie try making these zucchini Latkes for your Nanny Family for Hanukkah or anytime of the year.

You Will Need:

2 large eggs
Kosher salt and pepper
1 lb. zucchini
1 lb. medium russet potatoes, peeled
2 medium onions, peeled
1 1/4 c. matzo meal
3/4 c. flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
1/4 c. olive oil

What to Do:

1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
3. In a food processor fitted with large grating disk, grate zucchini and transfer to a separate bowl. Toss with ½ teaspoon salt and let sit in colander set over bowl 10 minutes.
4. Squeeze out as much moisture as possible, then transfer to bowl with egg mixture.
5. Grate potatoes and onions, then add to bowl with eggs and toss to combine. Fold in matzo meal, parsley, and thyme.
6. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet on medium-high.
7. Gently drop 5 large spoonfuls of potato mixture into skillet (about 1/4 cup each), spreading to create even pancakes. Cook until browned, 4 to 6 minutes per side, adjusting heat as necessary to keep pancakes from burning and transfer to plate.
8. Repeat with remaining potato and zucchini mixture, adding more oil to skillet as necessary (when getting near end of potato mixture, strain and discard any liquid at bottom of bowl).
9. Makes about 24 zucchini pancakes.


Recipe from Good Housekeeping

Photo by Stephanie Felzenberg

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