Basil Zucchini Cakes

Enjoy the summer vegetables before they are gone !!

So we’ve been lucky to have vegetable stand a mile away from our house this summer. Every week, I take my basket and fill it up with fresh vegetables for a nominal price as compared to our grocery store. Last week I started noticing, that some of the vegetables were not as ripe looking as they were before. Ah.. that’s when I realized summer is coming to a close.. so, Enjoy the summer vegetables before they are gone !!

I got some green, firm zucchini to make a stir fry but thought otherwise today. I have used zucchini in salads, stir fry(s), fried, grilled and raw before.

Here is my simple and delicious way to showcase this summer vegetable.

Enjoy !

For 2-3 adults

2-3 firm, green zucchini(s) – washed and grated with skin on

1/2 cup shaved parmesan cheese

2 carrots, peeled and grated (for color)

2 Tbsp fresh basil chopped

2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped

1 clove garlic grated

1 Egg

1/2 cup of breadcrumbs

salt, pepper and cayenne pepper as desired

All gourds have a lot of water content. Squeeze the grated gourd to remove extra water.

Mix all the ingredients. Make patties with your hands almost like burgers. (about 1/2″ thickness).

In a shallow non stick pan, heat up about 2 Tbsp of OO. On Medium heat, slide the patties one by one leaving about 2-3″ space between each for easy turning.

Cook for about 5-6 min on each side on medium heat.

Serve with marinara or hot sauce OR maybe between burger buns as a veggie burger.

Freeze in parchment paper for later use if you have extra patties.

Enjoy !!

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