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    Zucchini Pancakes

    Source of Recipe

    From "Barefoot Contessa at Home" by Ina Garten

    Recipe Introduction

    "My mother used to make zucchini pancakes and I always loved them. They're a good way to get vegetables into your kids—never mind being a great use for all those enormous zucchini in your garden!"

    List of Ingredients

    ◦ 2 medium zucchini (about ľ pound)
    ◦ 2 tablespoons grated red onion
    ◦ 2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
    ◦ 6 to 8 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    ◦ 1 teaspoon baking powder
    ◦ 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    ◦ ˝ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    ◦ Unsalted butter and vegetable oil


    Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

    Grate the zucchini into a bowl using the large grating side of a box grater. Immediately stir in the onion and eggs. Stir in 6 tablespoons of the flour, the baking powder, salt, and pepper. (If the batter gets too thin from the liquid in the zucchini, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour.)

    Heat a large (10- to 12-inch) sauté pan over medium heat and melt ˝ tablespoon butter and ˝ tablespoon oil together in the pan. When the butter is hot but not smoking, lower the heat to medium-low and drop heaping soup spoons of batter into the pan. Cook the pancakes about 2 minutes on each side, until browned. Place the pancakes on a sheet pan and keep warm in the oven. Wipe out the pan with a dry paper towel, add more butter and oil to the pan, and continue to fry the pancakes until all the batter is used. The pancakes can stay warm in the oven for up to 30 minutes. Serve hot.

    Makes 10 (3-inch) pancakes




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