I love these Zucchini Mock Crab Cakes almost as much as “real” crab cakes. They are very good and economical to make too. This past weekend I was at the large Farmers Market in Milwaukee and I saw a lot of zucchini still for sale so I thought I would share this recipe this week with all of you. Why the taste is similar to actual crab cakes is all in the Old Bay Seasoning. That seasoning is usually used in traditional crab cakes and the grated zucchini texture is similar to crab, so with those two factors going for them, it is a great substitute. This is a wonderful recipe for four reasons. It can be a vegetarian entree, a new way to prepare zucchini, a delicious appetizer when made smaller, and gluten free simply by just substituting gluten free bread crumbs. It would be interesting to read comments from any readers who don’t care for crab but do like zucchini, to try this recipe and share their reaction in the comment section. I love both crab and zucchini so I have enjoyed making these from an abundance of zucchini for over ten years. If I were to use this recipe for an appetizer, I would make them finger food sized. It would be easy to prepare them ahead of time and after frying them, place them on a baking sheet lined with a paper towel, until cool. Then, either cover the pan with foil and refrigerate until ready to reheat in the oven (without the paper towel) or freeze on waxed paper on a tray until frozen and put them all in a freezer bag taking some or all of them out when ready to reheat and serve. So, wanting to help you use the abundant zucchini out there I shifted the Mississippi Mud Cake recipe I was planning to share, to next week.
This post marks my third year anniversary of writing this blog. That means that there are over 150 recipes in the Recipe Index in the header above. So, sometime if you are looking for a new dessert, appetizer, entree or salad idea, just click on the index and browse! Hope you get out and enjoy the beautiful autumn weather this week!
- 2 and ½ Cups grated or shredded Zucchini
- 1 Egg, beaten
- 2 Tablespoons Butter, melted
- 1 cup unseasoned Bread Crumbs
- ⅓ cup Onion, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
- ½ cup Olive Oil
- In a large bowl, combine everything together except the olive oil
- Form into patties (this should make 7-8 patties)
- Heat frying pan on medium and add Olive Oil
- Fry patties until golden, turn and finish frying the other side
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