Zucchini Leek Pancakes (Latkes)

12 Dec

Classic potato latkes are wonderful and such a lovely way to celebrate Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights. But why stop there? Zucchini and leeks come together to make these fluffy, crispy little gems. My younger brother went crazy for these! They would be good with just about any combo of veggies. Happy Hanukkah

Time: 20 minutes           Yield: 18 pancakes

Ingredients


  • 2 large leeks, trimmed, well cleaned, and cut into half moon slices
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 medium to large zucchinis, shredded – about 5 cups
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup AP flour/oat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

How to make it


  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium skillet. Add leeks and a pinch of salt, and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove leeks to a large bowl.
  • Add grated zucchini to sauteed leeks. Stir to combine. Add eggs, flour, baking powder, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly to combine.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Scoop 1/3 cup of zucchini mixture into the hot oil, and flatten the mixture into a thin circle. Cook in batches, careful not to crowd in pan. Cook pancakes for 3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned and slightly crisp. In between each batch of pancakes, add 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet and allow oil to heat up before adding batter.
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One Response to “Zucchini Leek Pancakes (Latkes)”

  1. John Beilfuss December 13, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Hi Dahlia,

    Hope you guys are well! Thought you would like to know that Morgan and I are opening a restaurant here in Owosso in the spring. I am in renovating and hopefully will be open by mid April. About 50 seats. We will be having a “soft” opening for freinds to help work out the kinks and will be inviting you guys. Creole/Louisiana, lots of fun!

    Love to share our other recent cooking experience too! Let me know if you have an email that is better to contact you than through the blog. The Latkes look great!

    John
    john@lulascookhouse.com

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