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Thursday, August 23, 2007
Zucchini Mock Crab Cakes

Ah, Summer! Where it gets so hot the chickens lay fried eggs and the zucchini try to take over the world like some horrid 1950's B-Grade horror flick that should only be shown with a guy and two bots silhouetted in the lower right corner of the screen.

I didn't get to plant a garden this year. We were too busy eradicating the evil poison ivy from the yard. Die!Vile Weed!Die! Next year will be the garden year. Thank goodness for Central Market. The one produce stand at Market has an abundance of zucchini right now. One Tuesday, I snagged a 1 1/2 foot long zucchini for 45 cents. I so love a healthy bargain. By dinnertime, the big green monster was shredded and ready to be made into zucchini mock crab cakes.

I can't remember who emailed me this recipe, but it's been a family favorite since the first time I made them. Princess not only loves this recipe and requests it, but is also learning how to make it. I do need to thank Crazy Aunt Purl and her zucchini invasion stories for inspiring me to share my favorite zuke recipe. So without further ado.......

Zucchini Mock Crab Cakes

1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon Old Bay; more to taste (crab and seafood seasoning)
1 tablespoon mayonnaise (if you use egg less mayo this dish is vegan)
1 teaspoon mayonnaise
1/4 cup tofu (I freeze the rest of the block for other dishes)
2 cups zucchini; unpeeled, finely shredded

Blend the tofu with a hand mixer or potato masher until creamy. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the zucchini.

Place zucchini in a large strainer. Press out as much liquid as possible. Add zucchini to the tofu mixture. Mix with a fork (or your hands) for several minutes, until the mixture is well blended.

Preheat a non-stick skillet (I use my cast iron with a spray of vegetable cooking spray). Divide zucchini into 8 portions and make patties. Place on prepared skillet and cook. Turn several times, until the patties are light brown on both sides. Serve hot.

We always put the can on Old Bay on the table so each person can add more if they wish. This is great with fries.

Feel free to share your favorite zucchini recipe with me. I'm always on the lookout for interesting new recipes.


posted by Angel at 8/23/2007 11:39:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 3:22:00 AM, Blogger ~Tonia~

    Sounds good. I will have to try them.

    I love Zuchini bread. Yummmm.

  • At 11:20:00 AM, Blogger Maggie R

    The recipe sounds good. I don't know what "Okd Bay" is????

  • At 4:32:00 PM, Blogger Angel

    Old Bay is a crab and seafood seasoning found in Pennsylvania and most of the east coast. I'm not sure if you can get it elsewhere. It's the secret ot good Maryland Crabcakes.