Tasty flavorful low-carb breakfast alternative! Serve with salsa, sour cream, cream cheese, or whatever low-carb side you like!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Squeeze grated zucchini in paper towels to release as much water as possible. Spread zucchini on fresh paper towels and sprinkle with salt; let sit for 30 minutes to release additional water; squeeze again.

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  • Mix Parmesan cheese, eggs, green onions, garlic, basil, nutmeg, onion powder, and black pepper in a bowl; add zucchini. Stir to combine.

  • Heat butter and olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Form golf ball-sized zucchini patties and place in hot frying pan. Fry until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

115 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 5.9g 2% DV; fat 8g 12% DV; cholesterol 93.1mg 31% DV; sodium 149.3mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2012
I love courgette fritters (I'm British). I let my courgette drain in a colander or even a sieve for up to an hour then just squeeze excess water out with my hands. It's such an easy recipe and tastes delicious plus they're very filling when you're hungry. I also like to experiment with herbs and spices and this is good with chopped green or red chilli; fresh chives; mint and parsley. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2014
I make a similar recipe but add Old Bay Seasoning and also bread crumbs to give it shape. I do not use basil or nutmeg and then flour the cakes and fry in oil. They taste like crab cakes! Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2012
I love courgette fritters (I'm British). I let my courgette drain in a colander or even a sieve for up to an hour then just squeeze excess water out with my hands. It's such an easy recipe and tastes delicious plus they're very filling when you're hungry. I also like to experiment with herbs and spices and this is good with chopped green or red chilli; fresh chives; mint and parsley. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2012
I'm low-carbin' it and thought I'd try these for a different breakfast. They are deliciously savory. I put the zucchini in a thin cotton towel in the colander salt it and then wring out the liquid. I added extra parmesan and used minced red onions. FABULOUS!! I'll be making these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2012
YUM YUM!!! I was so worried these wouldn't hold because there was no way of making these into patties by hand. They were to goopy. Anyway so I just spooned it into the pan shaped it as well as a I could and hoped it would hold. They flipped beautifully! Tasted good too! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2013
This reciepe was AMAZING. I would serve this to the Queen. Followed all the directions to a T. The more you squeeze out the liquid from the veg the better. I am on a low carb diet and am extremely picky about my food and this was THE BOMB. I make my own full fat Greek yogurt and a little dollop set this pancake into outerspace. I used Parmesano Reggiano and all homegrown ingredients. Good ingredients=Good food. Served this with roasted chicken and heirloom tomatoes salad with balsamic vinegar red wine vinegar and olive oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2013
Wonderful flavor! Can also be frozen and reheated either in a frying pan or microwave. One tip: I was trying to figure out how to make these for a crowd but the salting draining etc. was just too much work. I put the shredded zucchini in my dehydrator for an hour at 125 degrees. Perfect solution! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2012
Nommy. They tasted super good. I didn't take the time to properly drain the zucchini because I don't have any paper towels at the moment (I also excluded the onion powder because I don't have any of that either.) If you properly drain them they will hold together better probably. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2012
We were impressed! My husband said 'best zucchini he ever had'. We eat diabetic friendly and I have lots of zucchini in the garden. Even my boys thought it was 'edible'. This is easy to make as the Zucchini is easy to shred getting the water out of it was the difficult part. I didn't have basil leaves and I used shredded Mexican blend cheese but I kept everything else the same. I noticed it took longer to cook on each side than stated but that was probably because of the water content. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2013
Loved this our resolution was to go low carb and these were delicious. I didn't have to tweek anything. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2013
Fabulous!!! I used my mini-processor to chop up the zucchini. Found there was alot less liquid. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2014
I make a similar recipe but add Old Bay Seasoning and also bread crumbs to give it shape. I do not use basil or nutmeg and then flour the cakes and fry in oil. They taste like crab cakes! Read More
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