Many of you may remember that we've had an abundance of zucchinis (I've already posted this pic!). In an effort to use them and not let them go to waste, I've been trying to come up with a bunch of different things I could make with them besides Zucchini Bread. Of course we've been giving them away as well, but my neighbors can only use so many and we have TONS! I've come across a few recipes that I've tried that have been okay. Sorry Dad...the Kolokithopita (Greek Zucchini Pie) wasn't a hit here. I ate it though but I guess I'm the only real Greek in the house. Nevertheless, I've also found some winners. So if you've got an abundance of zucchini...you should check this recipe out.
Of course, it's from King Arthur Flour. I'm sorry...I really am stuck in my ways. I don't deviate from the favorites too much--King Arthur Flour is just simply one of the best! I wish I could say that my kids like this meal but they don't. However, they still have to eat a few mandatory bites each week. Now my husband, they're his new favorite dinner and he even eats them for breakfast heated up in the toaster. Slap some butter on them and they're good to go. I don't cook for my kids anyway. If they like what I make, great. Of course I love that. Yet if not, I just remind myself that I'm cooking for an audience of one--the husband, my best friend, my favorite. Once the kids get older, they'll learn to like good food!
So without further ado, I give you the best Zucchini Pancake recipe I've found. They're simply delicious and really easy to make. Zucchini Pancakes King Arthur Flour Serves 6
4 cups grated zucchini (doesn't need to be drained or anything) 1 cup freshly grated parmesan 1 cup freshly grated cheese (cheddar, jack or any kind that sounds good) 4 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil 2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 cup chopped chives or onion 1 tbsp fresh basil (1 tsp dried) 1 tbsp fresh oregano (1 tsp dried) 1 1/2 to 2 cups flour
Grate zucchini and cheese.
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and oil until light. Beat in the salt and pepper. Blend in the chives or onion, herbs, zucchini and cheese. Add enough flour to hold the mixture together.
Heat a griddle until it is moderately hot and grease it lightly. Drop the batter into the hot pan by the 1/4 cupful and brown the pancakes on both sides. Serve them as soon as they're done or keep them warm in the oven.
It's really nice if you have all of the herbs and chives in your garden. I happen to and the fresh herbs really do taste great. But I've done it with dried as well and they're still really, really good! I get everything ready and then just throw them together right before dinner. Amazing. I hope you enjoy them.
I am Nikki Dauphin, wife to Steve since July 2002, and mom to four boys and one little girl. Currently my husband is pursuing his PhD in mathematics, so as you can imagine, with five kids in tow, there are many adventures to behold! I'm learning how to raise a brood of boys and one precious princess, be a homemaker, how to be a lovely wife to my handsome and dashing husband and how to love those around me. Stop and stay awhile. Family stories, recipes, musings on life and lessons I'm learning are all a part of this blog. I love the life I've been given and thank God for His many blessings.
Steve-My amazing, fix-it, brilliant, math-loving, puzzle-solving husband is a Math PhD student pursuing his graduate degree through Colorado State University. He is also a Year Round Graduate Intern for Sandia National Labs researching and working on projects related to national security and preparing for his dissertation. We met at Cal Poly, SLO and were married in 2002. Seriously, he's my best friend.
Isaac-Laughter. My precious firstborn. Blue-eyed, blondie, logical, lefty. Particular, orderly, courageous, funny, and intelligent. Sees the world in patterns, numbers, colors and shapes. My first son. My joy.
Caleb-Brave. My mischevious secondborn. Brown-haired, coal-eyed, soldier. Needs explanations about how the world works. "Mathy", inquisitive, architectural and mechanical. Silly, passionate, tough, long-suffering and smart. My second son. My love.
Joshua-Saved by the Lord. My irreplaceable thirdborn. Bubbly, gregarious, social and playful. Loves to be surrounded by his family. Cuddly, kissable, chubby and charming. Life of the party, full of joy, overflowing with humor and laughter. My third son. My light.
Elliana-The Lord Has Heard. My long-awaited daughter. Petite, dark-eyed, beauty. Strong, coordinated, cheeky and spunky. Sharp as a tack and a flitting socialite. Loved by every member of her family. My fourth born. My only daughter. My treasure.
Nathan-God Has Given. My fourth son. Yet, it never gets old. My youngest little gift. Gentle, strong, sweet, angelic. Blonde and light-eyed. Littlest of them all but full of life and love. My fifth born. My littlest man. God's given. My gift.
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