Jul 25, 2011
After my Grandma passed away I was able to look through her recipe collection and keep what I wanted. What a treasure! This was one of the recipes I kept because a)it was written out in her own hand-writing and b)it looked like a creative way to make a side dish with zucchini. I finally tried it and have to say it was a winner! Josie didn't love them, but she still ate 1 1/2. Malia and I ate a lot. It was a quick lunch item.
Grandma Meyer's Zucchini Cakes
2 beaten eggs
2 c. grated zucchini (about one small to average zucchini)
1/3 c. biscuit mix
1/4 c. parmesan
salt and pepper to taste
Drop by rounded Tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Brown on both sides.
I am more prone to post about recipe successes, but I also have my share of "not-winners". For example, I recently attempted to substitute lard for Crisco in my Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. (Trying to do away with Crisco, but let me tell you...it's just so hard to get rid of in this particular recipe. It just makes them so crispy on the outside, soft on the inside...yum.) You need not ever try this substitution. Seriously. Don't even think about it. It was horrible. I didn't even bother baking the dough. It tasted like bacon. Not what I want in a cookie. So you see, I have my share of mistakes. If you have an amazing...and I mean AMAZING (because I feel like my current recipe will be hard to replace) chocolate chip cookie recipe that uses butter instead of Crisco, feel free to send it my way! Katie, I'm thinking that maybe you do?? But whoever, I'm open.
But the Zucchini Cakes...a winner.