By   August 24, 2015


Zucchini Pancakes (11 of 16)

Zucchini pancakes are very well known and loved in every Easter European home. This was the very first thing that I’ve learnt to cook. Back in Ukraine, at school we used to have a Meal Management class just for girls, and even though there were many deficits in a country, zucchinis were always available. We’ve learnt how to bake them, and fry them, and pickle them, and make spread, and of course make yummy pancakes. Zucchini pancakes could be served as an appetizer, or a healthy light lunch. In addition, these are very kid friendly. Even though my kids are not the pickiest eaters, this is the only way they’d eat their zucchinis. I’ve been serving these pancakes for lunch without spending too much time in a kitchen, as they’re quick and easy to make, and still enjoy beautiful summer weather while it lasts.


  • 1 medium-large zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 + 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil for cooking

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Peel and cut zucchini in 1 inch pieces. Puree zucchini using blender or food processor.

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Add eggs, mix well. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Add flour mixture to zucchini puree. Mix well.

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In a large skillet heat olive oil. Over medium heat, cook zucchini pancakes 5 minutes per side, or until golden.

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Enjoy with a dollop of sour cream!

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    1. VerasCooking.com Post author

      I honestly had to look up the word “courgettes” – this is how I’m calling zucchinis from now on πŸ˜‰ Thanks for your comment Elaine.

        1. VerasCooking.com Post author

          Apparently, it is a British version which has a French origin. I didn’t know that with English being my third language, you know…. πŸ˜‰ Happy to learn something new!

  1. Tzivia

    Wow yo love the simplicity of this recipe and love the sour cream @ a topper would it also be good with farmers cheese a lot of major Russian condiments love farmers cheese too whenever I eat farmers cheese I think of my late maternal grandmother she was born in America but her parents came from Lithuania I think the capital kaunas they were escaping persecution because they were Jewish but I remember her telling me stories of how they had to scrimp and she was also picky but yet the farmers cheese kept her going so I really delve into mu Russian heritage here and im damn proud babe I’m keeping her memory alive cuz I miss her so much

    1. Vera

      Traditions and memories are precious, I agree! I’m not sure how Farmer’s Cheese would go with these Zucchini Pancakes, I haven’t tried it that way. If you’d like, you can use this recipe for Farmer’s cheese. Let me know how you like it when you try it. Cheers!

  2. Tzivia

    Yup always a good way to really keep things going memories and heritage totally oh okay so maybe I’ll just stick to sour cream mmmmmm and definitely dill what’s sour cream without dill lol what recipe is that are those the syrniki or zapekanka hope I’m saying em right lol considering most of my background is Russian polish

  3. Tzivia

    Oh okay will definitely check it out thanx sooooooo much always wanted to make my own homemade farmers cheese and will also check out the other goodies your such a cooking godsend hun

  4. Liliya

    Made them tonight, they are delish!! I pureed an onion along with the zucchini to give it more flavor!

    1. Vera

      Hi Liliya! Thank you so much for taking time to comment. I’m so happy that you enjoyed my Zucchini Pancakes. I make them pretty often as my zucchinis start to harvest. Hope you’re enjoying your summer πŸ™‚

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