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Zucchini Latkes

by Courtney on July 10, 2012

Soooo, are you sick of hearing about zucchini yet??

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I promise, I’m going to try to keep the zucchini talk at a minimum from here on out, but for now, I just have to share these zucchini latkes with you.

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I’ve never had any sort of latke before, so I’m not quite sure how to even compare these to the regular potato variety. But I have had potato pancakes before, and I’d be willing to say that these are pretty similar.

Gosh, I used to love potato pancakes. Growing up, it was our favorite way to eat leftover mashed potatoes – toss ‘em in a skillet with some oil, top ‘em with lots of ketchup, and I was one happy girl.

Now, I’m still one happy girl, only my latkes are just a tid bit more nutritious. Winking smile

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If you take away the time that it took to shred the zucchini and yellow squash (which, really, was not that long anyways) these things were a piece of cake to make. Seriously.

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Can you imagine how good they’d be if you stacked them up with maybe some hummus, or cheese, or sauce, or…umm, anything?!?

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So would I be crazy for my lunch today to be made up entirely of leftover zucchini casserole, zucchini latkes, and zucchini muffins? Winking smile

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1 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine July 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Ok these look amazing I am definitely going to try some soon :)
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2 Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness July 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I’ve been waiting for this recipe! These look so good! You can never have enough zucchini :)
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3 Laura July 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Seriously making my day here :) When I was young my mom made corn fritters all the time and these look really similar to those. I think I am going to go print this out and head into the kitchen!
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4 Jessica Locke July 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Courtney:

I’ve been reading your blog for about 2 years now and I thought it was HIGH-TIME I told you how very much I enjoy it. I look forward to reading what you have to say each and every day -and your happiness and positive outlook really provide a spark to me as well. Furthermore, as a Registered Dietitian I am always pleased to see someone with a healthy attitude and approach to eating. And you are such a good cook/baker too! You really are a delight and I just wanted to you know!
Have a great day – Jessica Locke, R.D.

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5 Courtney July 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Jessica, that is SO sweet of you to say. THANK YOU! :)

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6 Alexandria @ Brain, Body, Because July 10, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Definitely gonna make this and top with salsa. The carrot gives it such great color. Thanks for the great recipe!
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7 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I would have never thought of this! Great recipe!!
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8 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance July 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I make something similar but call them zucchini fritters – they are delicious!
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9 Lindsey July 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Yumm! I loved potato pancakes growing up too, but we ate them with a bit of butter, cinnamon and sugar – yes, VERY healthy. haha
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10 Danica @ It's Progression July 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

As soon as I saw your afternoon post title was also about zucchini I couldn’t help but laugh :) can’t let it go to waste!
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11 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 10, 2012 at 2:35 pm

These look delicious! I love potato latkes. They remind me of when I was little. :) I can only imagine how great these taste. Yum!
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12 LNK July 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Look amazing!!! can’t wait to try. Did you just use a regular cheese grater to grate the veggies??

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13 Courtney July 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Yup! :)

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14 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables July 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm

These look so good!! I”ll be making these for sure!

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15 Alysia @ Slim Sanity July 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I’ve never heard of those before either, but I alllways was a huge fan of potato pancakes! Those look pretty gooood
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16 Lisa July 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Amazing! I really don’t like potato pancakes, these are so more my thing!
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17 Linz @ Itz Linz July 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I love this!! As a Jew, I love latkes, so zucchini latkes sound amazing!!
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18 Jolynn July 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm

yum yum yum!! These look so good!
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19 Alysha @Shesontherun July 10, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I LOVE potato pancakes or any version of them. Latkes are the Jewish version of them, I believe. But they are the exact same thing (except I’ve never seen a recipe for latkes that uses mashed potatoes). Yours looks perfect!
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20 Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Nope, not sick of zucchini yet! I love these ideas!! :)
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21 Laura July 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Made them! Love them! I even called my mom to tell her and now she wants the recipe to make them :)
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22 Mary July 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Courtney
You are really so inspiring!! Thank you for this blog!

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23 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Yum! If you have a food processor with a grater attachment, the prep is a piece of cake! I’m definitely making these soon.
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24 Lindsay A July 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm

If you aren’t totally sick of zucchini yet, we made this tonight. It’s so easy and delicious!

http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/italian-zucchini-crescent-pie/aa39028d-a17d-4ead-8892-16809d53a7fb#

Sometimes we make it with a marinara base! So good.

Also, I work at Ruby Tuesday and they make something similar to your latkes. We have zucchini cakes which are made with our crabcake base and have zucchini, feta cheese, red pepper etc. in them. They are soo good!

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25 Lauren July 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Haha, I just inherited a crap load of zucchini from my dad’s garden and have been planning out what I will do with them all. Your recipes are helping so much!
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26 Kierston July 10, 2012 at 10:12 pm

These look delish! Pinned it! :)
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27 Charissa July 10, 2012 at 10:30 pm

We used to make these and I totally forgot about this! Thanks for the reminder!
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28 Tara Deal July 11, 2012 at 5:09 am

No need to apologize about the excess zucchini!! It is seriously one of my favorite vegetables, and I remember in the summers growing up my mom would bring home GIANT zucchini’s from her friend’s gardens and we would eat zucchini with every meal…literally!! So good, and versatile!
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29 Miz July 11, 2012 at 6:31 am

oooh this JEWISH MISFIT is in!!
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30 Caitlin July 11, 2012 at 9:23 am

AAAAND this got sent to my mom again in hopes she will make it for us.
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31 Julie July 12, 2012 at 12:34 am

Thanks for the recipe! Tried them tonight and they were awesome!
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