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Zucchini Patties

Terrific low carb patties.



  1. Beat egg.
  2. Add salt and pepper to mix.
  3. Add shredded zucchini.
  4. Add chopped onion.
  5. Heat oil.
  6. Drop mixture into medium-hot oil by the spoonful.
  7. Fry until patties are golden brown.
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I love these! I salt my shredded zukes with garlic or onion salt and then I let that mixture sit for 15 minutes before I squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Then I beat the zukes with egg and parmesan and then I fry the patties in 1 TBL of oil and 1 TBL of butter. By using the onion salt I ommit the onions and save some carbs.
07 Jun 11 by member: Wicked Step Monster
I thought these were really good. I will be making these again. Thanks for sharing!
14 Jan 11 by member: jenn516
Works great with egg beaters and pam!
19 Nov 09 by member: txguy2
I was quite excited about this recipe when I read it too but it was a disaster for me I used evoo and hand shreded it and of course it was no where near patties. The eggs cooked and it was more like scrambled eggs sprinkled with zucchni. I think to make it work out the zucchni has to be more that just shredded and be put in a food proccessor then the egg and then this might work
10 Nov 09 by member: catlady496
I would add a tad bit of parmesan to this. Yum! Oh, and substitute 2T EVOO for the vegetable oil.
These were simple and delicious. I have a couple suggestions though :) 1) the zucchini needs to be dried with paper towels after being shredded and 2) don't salt or pepper until they after they are cooked (otherwise the combination is too watery). Also, they should be flattened out and cooked on medium high heat for about 2-3 minutes per side. I used about 2 tablespoons of Ex.Vir.Olive Oil. Great recipe... thanks for sharing :)
01 Dec 07 by member: jeannieb
MMMM, I'm gonna try this one! Would Extra Virgin Olive Oil work to???
01 Dec 07 by member: lorik
these sound good, but is so much oil necessary? Wouldn't 2 tbs be enough?
30 Nov 07 by member: Lotus


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Nutrition summary:

There are 165 calories in 1 serving of Zucchini Patties.
Calorie break-down: 81% fat, 12% carbs, 7% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 139
Calories 165
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 15.44g 24%
  Saturated Fat 1.73g 9%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 6.5g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 6.346g  
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Potassium 299mg  
Total Carbohydrate 5.16g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
  Sugars 2.54g  
Protein 2.92g  
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 118%
Calcium 11% Iron 14%
of RDI*
(165 calories)
8% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (12%)
Fat (81%)
Protein (7%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories