Zucchini Cakes

Zucchini Cakes

  • 1 medium green zucchini
  • 1 medium yellow zucchini/squash
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 jar marinara sauce (if desired)
  1. Grate zucchini. Lay out on a paper towel to dry out for 2-3 hours.
  2. After zucchini has somewhat dried out, combine with Panko, parmesan cheese, onion, egg, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, melt the butter down on medium heat.
  4. Make the zucchini mixture into pancake-shaped patties and fry on each side until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Take off and place on paper towels to absorb any access butter.
  6. Bon appetite! Serve with marinara sauce if desired.

July 23, 2013. Tags: , , , . Italian, Main Courses. Leave a comment.

Green Bean Casserole

I was craving the green bean casserole I used to have as a kid, but didn’t want to use condensed canned soup. This recipe is great because you add fresh mushrooms, and it still tastes delicious.

On Top:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 tbsp softened butter, chopped
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 ½ cup fried onions

Green Bean Mix

  • 1 lb green beans (ends cut off and halved)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 container of mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • ¾ tbsp garlic
  • 1 ½-2 tbsp flour
  • About ¾ cup chicken broth
  • About ½ cup heavy whipping cream

Serves: 4-6
Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

  1. In a food processor, pulse bread, butter, salt and pepper until crumbled. Mix in bowl with fried onions.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add green beans about 5 minutes until cooked through.
  4. Drain beans and fill pot with cold water to stop cooking. Drain beans again.
  5. Add butter to pot and heat until melted. Add mushrooms and garlic. Cook about 5 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender.
  6. Add flour and cook on medium to medium-high for about 1 minute, stirring the entire time. Add broth and bring to simmer constantly stirring. Add cream and reduce heat to medium. Simmer until sauce is thickened.
  7. Add green beans and stir to coat. Add salt and pepper if necessary.
  8. Pour green bean mixture into an oven-safe dish. Sprinkle with topping and bake until it is browned on top and mixture is bubbling, about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

November 5, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Veggie Side Dish. Leave a comment.