Zucchini Patties

These zucchini patties are really latkes. Grace, yet again, made these. We decided it would go really well with Apricot Dipping Sauce. There is a restaurant in Pasadena called Hamburger Hamlet. One of their most popular appetizers is called Zucchini Zircles, fried with Italian herbed breadcrumbs served with tangy apricot sauce, chipotle salsa and ranch dressing.  The Apricot dipping sauce, is divine.

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Zucchini Patties

Serves 2

1 whole Large Zucchini
1 Tbs Minced Garlic
1/2 cup (to 3/4 Cup) Breadcrumbs
1/2 cup 4-cheese Italian Blend (or Parmesan Or Romano)
2 whole Eggs
Kosher Salt To Taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
Olive Oil

Wash and cut the end off of one large zucchini. Shred it using the large holes of a cheese grater. Squeeze the shredded zucchini inside of a clean towel until you’ve removed as much liquid as possible.

Place shredded zucchini into a medium sized bowl. Add minced garlic, breadcrumbs, cheese (shredded), eggs, kosher salt and pepper to taste. Stir with a fork until well mixed.

Heat olive oil (about ¼ inch deep in bottom of skillet) to a medium heat. When the oil is hot enough drop a spoonful of zucchini batter into the skillet and flatten it a bit. After about two minutes, turn the cakes over ( they should be nice golden-brown) and cook on the other side until done (about 2-3 minutes).

Serve with the dipping sauce of your choice or Apricot dipping sauce below.

Apricot Sauce

In a blender, puree:

½ cup Pineapple Juice
2 ½ Tbs Dry Mustard
1 ½ Tbs, soy sauce

Transfer to a bowl and stir in:
1 ½ cups apricot preserves

Serve the sauce warm.

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