zucchini crab cakes

Pan Fried Zucchini Crab Cakes

These pan fried zucchini crab cakes are a delicious vegetarian rendition of crab cakes. The cakes are crispy on the outside, and the shredded zucchini texture in the center mimics the texture of crab. Serve with sour cream and green onion as a quick sauce.

Pan Fried Zucchini Crab Cakes

Pan fried zucchini “crab” cakes are a deliciously different way to prepare zucchini. The recipe is basically the same as a crab cake, but with shredded zucchini in place of the crab. The texture of the shredded zucchini is similar to the texture of the crab, and the Old Bay seasoning mimics the taste of a Maryland crab cake.

These are great as a side dish or as an appetizer, or you can serve them as a main course. Put them on on a sub roll, baguette, or sandwich as you would a normal crab cake. Slather the bread with mayonnaise and add some lettuce and freshly sliced tomatoes.

ingredients to make zucchini cake
Ingredients for Pan Fried Zucchini Crab Cakes

Making Pan Fried Zucchini Cakes

The zucchini cakes are easy to prepare. First shred the zucchini, then combine with mayo, dijon, eggs, breadcrumbs, old bay, grated garlic, green onion, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix together gently until it just comes together. Form the zucchini cakes.

Heat up oil in a large saute pan. Gently place zucchini crab cakes in the hot oil. Cook until deep golden brown. Flip and repeat on other side. Remove cooked cakes to a wire rack or paper towel to drain excess oil.

Serving Courgette Cakes

Serve the courgette cakes immediately with sour cream and additional lemon slices. Garnish with chopped green onion and fresh parsley if desired.

pan fried zucchini cakes with sour cream
Pan Fried Zucchini Crab Cakes

zucchini crab cakes

Pan Fried Zucchini Crab Cakes

These pan fried zucchini crab cakes are an amazing vegetarian rendition of crab cakes. The cakes are crispy on the outside, and the grated zucchini texture in the center mimics the texture of crab. Serve with sour cream and green onion for a delicious appetizer, side dish, or even a main course.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • large frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup zucchini, shredded
  • 1 cup panko bread crumb
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp dijon
  • 2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 0.5 cup green onion, sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 whole lemons, juice
  • 0.5 cup canola oil, for pan frying

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients (except canola oil) in a mixing bowl. Reserve one lemon and a quarter cup of green onions for serving.
    mixing zucchini crab cakes
  • Form mixture into patties
    forming zucchini cakes
  • Heat oil on stove top in large frying pan. Place patties in pan and cook until deep golden brown. Flip and repeat with other side. Remove to wire rack or paper towel to drain excess oil.
    pan fried golden brown zucchini cakes
  • Serve immediately with lemon slices and garnish with green onion. Serve with a side of sour cream.
    pan fried zucchini cakes with sour cream
Keyword appetizers, chicken with green onion, crab cakes, finger food, side dish, sour cream, vegetarian, veggie dish, zucchini cake, zucchini crab cake

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