Zucchini Croquettes

I have been pretty busy lately, which I am sure most people are these days! But I honestly made these in 15 minutes, no lie, from start to finish.  These are super quick, and great as a side dish. If you want to trick a kid into eating veggies, I am sure this would work. The ratio of vegetable to cheese and bread is good enough to call this dish a vegetable serving. So enjoy! And don't feel the least bit guilty :)

Zucchini Croquettes 
1 Medium Zucchini
1 large egg
1/4 of a medium onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

In a large bowl combine cheeses, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Finely chop onion and garlic and add to bowl, along with 1 egg. The smaller the chop here, the better. Mix everything together until egg is scrambled with the other ingredients.

Remove ends from zucchini and discard. Using a cheese grater, grate the zucchini into shreds. Next place grated zucchini in between a folded paper towel/ You can also put that inbetween a dish towl. This will get rid off all the excess water. I placed a book on top to speed up the process. Once the zucchini is dry, stir into cheese mixture, until thoroughly combines. 

Heat a medium pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil, over medium-high heat. Using your hands, form small patties with zucchini mixture, and add to hot oil. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side. I like to finish mine in the oven at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes, to get them extra crispy, but you can eat them right out of the frying pan!

These can be served with any sauce you like. I made a super quick Greek yogurt and dill sauce, just what it sounds like, yogurt with dill! But they are good with spicy brown mustard too!


  1. I'm going to try this recipe tonight for dinner! We are wheat-free, so instead of breadcrumbs I'm going to use almond meal and I don't fry with olive oil, so I'll use coconut instead...so we'll see how it goes! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I found this recipe and decided to 'give it a try' - not only did we like them, we LOVED them, and I just returned from the garden to see when the next zucchini might be ready so I could try them again! They were that good. :)

    I noticed the mixture got very saturated, so I imagine I could have drained the zucchini in a collander too.

    Well worth the try!


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