The first endeavor was zucchini crab cakes. Don't be fooled, no seafood necessary.
Zucchini Crab Cakes
2 c. grated zucchini
1 Tbsp. grated onion
1/2 tsp. celery seed
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire
1 1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
1 c. Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
grated carrot (optional)
Mix all ingredients together and shape into patties. Fry or bake.
I find one recipe makes about 6 patties and I prefer to fry them on the electric griddle. I made a quadruple batch and froze them to eat later.
The second way I used up our gifted zucchini was in a cake. Yes, that's right. Zucchini in a cake. And a chocolate one at that.
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
1/2 c. margarine or butter
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. sour milk
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
4 Tbsp. cocoa
2 c. shredded zucchini
Optional: 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. cloves
Cream margarine, oil, and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and milk.
Mix dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture.
Stir in zucchini.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Pour into 9 x 12 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
|I like to sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.|