Saturday, July 16, 2011

Zucchini (better-than-crab) Cakes

 I tried out this recipe from the brilliant Kelli and it came out wonderful! If you have an extra zucchini or two laying around, or you used to like crab cakes before you became vegan (wink wink) I highly recommend this recipe!

 Zucchini Better-than-Crab Cakes

4 cups grated zucchini (i used a cheese grater and left the skin on)
2 egg replacers (or two eggs if you aren't vegan)
3 Tablespoons Earth Balance vegan butter, melted
2.5 cups breadcrumbs
1/2 cup flour (I only had garbanzo bean flour and it worked fine)
3-4 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
few teaspoons oil for frying

Grate your zucchini and sprinkle with a little salt to sweat the excess water off. Blot with towel or paper towel. This step is important because if you don't get all the water out, the cakes will be too mushy. I actually put all my grated zucchini into a towel and squeezed as much water as I could out.
 Mix zucchini in with egg replacer and butter. Add breadcrumbs and seasoning. Mix well and form into patties. I was able to make five good sized patties with my batch. Put oil in frying pan on medium to high heat until hot. Dredge patties in flour before putting on frying pan. Sizzle until each side is golden brown.

 These little cakes were the fastest "burgers" we have ever made. Much, much faster than homemade black bean burgers, and faster than homemade falafel. It was literally one, two, and they were done. Bazinga!

 The Boyfriend and I made these into sandwiches and enjoyed them for two meals.  They were simply wonderful. Thank you Kelli!


kelli said...

yay, so glad you guys liked them! xoxo

Alessandra said...

I have never ate crab so I don't know what it is supposed to taste like, but I know that i like zucchini fritters and patties and the lot, so this would be good for me :-)


Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Zucchini "crab" cakes are one of my very favorite summer dishes! SO delicious!

Rick said...

we just made zucchini fritters (almost exact same as these cakes) this week! Great minds thin alike!!! :)

Chucky said...

Booger, Michele! First you made me stop by my local Asian supermarket today for some Spring roll wrappers (July 9th) and now you're gonna make me run back out within the next few days to buy some zucchini & Old Bay seasoning.

Thanks for running me around town because I just know that it'll be worth it! Keep the killer culinary ideals coming.

Thanks and know that we're out her in the blogosphere viewing, reading and trying these recipes out.

Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family said...

Oh My!

I will have to give these a try.

Before becoming vegan I loved crab hopefully this can fill that void.

Yummy in my Tummy said...

Does the Earth Balance vegan butter taste different from regular butter? Would it taste alright if I choose not to use vegan butter? This looks delicious by the way!! I am looking forward to trying it!

Anonymous said...

Oh. Em. Gee. I am making these STAT. I love zucchini and my husband hates it, which luckily for me means more for me!!

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