Zucchini and Cheese Pancakes

Recipe Author Lithuanian in the USA

Zucchini and Cheese Pancakes
When “Užgavėnės“ (a traditional Lithuanian festival) is next week, somehow I just naturally want pancakes… The thing with pancakes is that during “Užgavėnės“ everyone in Lithuania makes all kind of pancakes, it’s a very traditional meal on that day. Plain pancakes are very boring, I bet everybody had more than enough during childhood, but zucchini and cheese pancakes it’s a very different stuff. Flavorful, soft and suitable with a wide variety of sauces. Such pancakes can be served for lunch and for dinner. If you cut the pancakes in pieces, you will get a great snack. To make these pancakes choose a harder cheese. Also, instead of cheese you can use farmer’s cheese, only the best would be to use dry farmer’s cheese, otherwise it would liquefy the batter. You will get about 12 pancakes in total, according to the specified amount of ingredients, so for those who want more pancakes, I propose to double the portion.

Enjoy your meal!

Ingredients

    • 400 g (0,9 lb or 2 pcs.) young zucchini
    • 1/2 cup finely grated cheese (Gouda, Edamo, etc.) or farmer’s cheese
    • 5 tbsp. all purpose flour
    • 2 eggs
    • ¼ small onion
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    • oil (for frying)

    Recipe Directions

  1. 1. Grate zucchinis, put in a bowl and mix with salt.
  2. 2. Then put them in a sieve, place the sieve on a big bowl and leave zucchinis like this for 15 minutes.
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  4. 3. Then press them that all the liquid would run off.
  5. 4. In a separate bowl mix flour with baking powder.
  6. 5. Peel the onion and finely grate it.
  7. 6. Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl.
  8. 7. Place zucchini in a bowl, mix with onion.
  9. 8. Then add the flour, stir. Finally, add cheese and eggs. Mix well and season with salt.
  10. 9. Preheat some oil in a skillet over medium heat. Put 1 tbsp. of zucchini mass for each pancake and fry them on both sides until beautiful golden color.
  11. 10. Then place pancakes on a paper towel. Serve with your favorite sauces. Enjoy!
Zucchini and Cheese Pancakes
Zucchini and Cheese Pancakes