ZUCCHINI PATTIES

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I don't know about you, but I'm always trying to come up with different ways to cook food I enjoy (mainly as not to get bored with it), and zucchini is one of them.  I have seen several variations of zucchini patties, but ended up creating my own with items I had in the kitchen. These babies were insanely simple, and so delicious!  Even I was surprised with how yummy they turned out!

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Zucchini Patties, makes 6 patties

2 zucchini (about 2 1/2 c.) 1/2 of a white onion 1/2 c. ground flaxseed 2/3 c. bread crumbs (you could easily substitute for panko) 2 eggs 1 tbs. liquid aminos Pepper + red chili flakes to taste (optional, but I LOVE a little kick!) 1 tsp. walnut oil (or whatever oil you have, walnut gives it great flavor)

Zucchini patty ingredients in food processor

Zucchini patty ingredients in food processor

Give the zucchini and onion a rough chop, and toss them in the food processor.  Grating the zucchini is always an option, but I have found that this creates a surplus of moisture.  If this is the route you go, make sure you get the majority of the liquid out.

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After the veggies are processed, mix all ingredients together.  The consistency should be similar to cooked oatmeal.  If it's too wet, add some bread crumbs.  Too dry, and a little water should do the trick.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and start placing patties on the sheet.  They should be around 4" in diameter, and 1/2" inch thick.

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Bake them at 375°, for 12-15 minutes.  Once done, flash grill them in a sauté pan with a little walnut oil to crisp them up.  I used them to make open faced burgers for dinner, and they were sooooo good!

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I was craving another one in the morning, but wasn't quite ready for a burger, so I heated one up and topped it with an over-medium egg.  Genius!  Ha!  Enjoy!

xo. Jen