If you are overrun with zucchini and are tired of having it fried, grilled, or made into zucchini bread, this is the recipe for you. I got this recipe from my husband's parents and I am not sure where they got it since it's just copied onto a piece of paper. But this is very tasty and worth a try.
Mock Crab Cakes
2 cups coarsely grated zucchini, unpeeled (about 1 medium)
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1 onion finely chopped (you can grate this if you want to)
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1 egg, beaten
Drain grated zucchini and onion in a colander to let some of the liquid drain out.
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
The texture can be adjusted. If it's too dry add another egg; if it's too wet, add more breadcrumbs.
Shape mixture into patties, dredge in flour.
Heat vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium heat until hot.
Fry patties in oil until golden brown on both sides.
When I made this I had to add some more breadcrumbs. I used olive oil to fry, not a whole lot, maybe a couple of Tablespoons. I don't measure things like that, I just do what looks right to me. The patties I made where soft but they did hold together. It was messy to make them, but I didn't want them to be too dry. Here are some photos.
While I was frying these up last night, I was thinking of the corn fritters my Mom used to make us with the night before's corn on the cob (cut off, of course). Those were always so good and a special treat. I'll have to get some extra corn from the farmer's market so I can make them and share the recipe with you, after I get if from my Mom :-)