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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
14 patties
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir zucchini, onion, and garlic in hot oil until vegetables are limp and moisture evaporates, about 5 minutes. Stir basil, parsley, black pepper, and thyme into the vegetables; remove from heat. Transfer zucchini mixture to a large mixing bowl.

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  • Stir eggs, crushed crackers, and 1 cup Parmesan cheese into the zucchini mixture until it binds together; shape into 14 3-inch patties.

  • Pour enough vegetable oil in a skillet to reach about 1/2 inch deep; heat over medium-high heat.

  • Cook patties, 3 to 4 at a time, in hot oil until well browned, about 2 minutes per side. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 9.9g 20% DV; carbohydrates 14.3g 5% DV; fat 18.8g 29% DV; cholesterol 91mg 30% DV; sodium 342.7mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2013
Delicious! I did not measure the parmesan cheese and was a bit heavy handed so I had a small issue w/ them sticking in the pan but that was my fault not the recipe. These had great flavor and were definitely worth the extra step of cooking the zucchini onions and garlic first. I did omit the thyme as we do not care for it. My little girls loved these and even my boy who usually does not care for zucchini patties ate them up! I will def be making these again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/21/2016
Since I am cooking for two I halved the recipe. It seemed to have way too much garlic and the patties would not hold together in the skillet. I added 1/2 C. flour to the remaining batter & they stayed together & tasted pretty good. Will go back to my old recipe (which used flour for a thickener) and would not make this recipe again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2013
Delicious! I did not measure the parmesan cheese and was a bit heavy handed so I had a small issue w/ them sticking in the pan but that was my fault not the recipe. These had great flavor and were definitely worth the extra step of cooking the zucchini onions and garlic first. I did omit the thyme as we do not care for it. My little girls loved these and even my boy who usually does not care for zucchini patties ate them up! I will def be making these again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2013
Our family loved this recipe! Because my husband can not handle spicy food I left out the garlic and cut the amount of onion in half. I added fried and crumbled bacon to part of the batter just to try something different. We couldn't make up our minds which we liked better. I will definitely make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2015
Oh man these are good, and I didn't even follow the recipe to the T. I only had about 3 cups of zucchini available, so I lessened the other ingredients just a tiny bit. I also used plain bread crumbs instead of crackers and used olive oil in the mixture. They are so good. Just make sure you pack the patties nicely or they may fall appart when you try to flip them or take them out of the pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2013
This were very tasty. We left out the onion (hubby can't eat it) and thyme (not a fan of that spice). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2016
Made these tonight and they came out great and everyone liked them. Will definitely be making these again. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2015
The first batch was too thick and kind of fell apart. But that being said my ingredients were not totally zucchini. Grocer was out of all but 3 small zucchini So I added a squash (cooked) for the other cup and some grated carrots and celery and onion for the other cup. The flavor was good but didn't stick together well unless I formed them small and cooked them in the 2 " oil a long time before turning over. The taste was very good. Make sure you use exactly the amount of zucchini they call for in the recipe cause that is what it needs. My squash (green acorn squash) was obviously too soft to make a good solid patty. ANYWAY added parmesan cheese was amazingly good on top of the cooked Parmesean Zucchini Pattys!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2015
This was good be sure to cook zucchini mixture in pan long enough to simmer most of liquid away. I added a can of salmon and some dill weed. Made a sauce of sour cream a little mayo dill weed lemon juice & salt & pepper. Really good! made a double batch froze half the patties on parchment covered cookie tin til firm then wrapped in foil separating each patty with parchment. Have an easy meal in the freezer now! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2014
It tasted great! I halved the recipe and tried to make only 7 but it didn't work out as I planned. Use 4 eggs if making the whole batch. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2014
Over abundance of zucchini in the summer. This is a great recipe. I didn't have enough parm cheese or saltines. I had club crackers which worked great and added enough plain bread crumbs to Make them form enough to make parties. Definitely will make this again. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/21/2016
Since I am cooking for two I halved the recipe. It seemed to have way too much garlic and the patties would not hold together in the skillet. I added 1/2 C. flour to the remaining batter & they stayed together & tasted pretty good. Will go back to my old recipe (which used flour for a thickener) and would not make this recipe again. Read More