Connie's Zucchini "Crab" Cakes


These really taste like crab cakes but without the crab, and are a really good way to utilize that bumper crop of zucchini!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 to 6 servings


  • 2 ½ cups grated zucchini

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup minced onion

  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl, combine zucchini, egg, and butter or margarine. Stir in seasoned crumbs, minced onion, and seasoning. Mix well.

  2. Shape mixture into patties. Dredge in flour.

  3. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium high heat until hot. Fry patties in oil until golden brown on both sides.

    close up view of Zucchini "Crab" Cakes served with rice and salad

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
9g Fat
23g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 320mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 227mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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