As with all recipes really, it all depends on the quality of ingredients. Lucky me, most was freshly picked from my garden plus the neighbor's chicken eggs made this dish a real treat.
Zucchini Pancakes - makes approx 12
for the pancakes :
3 medium zucchini, shredded
salt & freshly ground black pepper
3 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1-2 tablespoons finely shredded fresh mint
1 teaspoon baking powder
for the yogurt sauce :
2/3 cup plain yogurt
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. I forgot this whole first step - now it's clear, why they turned out quite, let's say 'juicy' ;-)
Place zucchini in a colander, mix with 1/2 teaspoon salt., allow to drain for 5 min. Transfer to a cloth kitchen towel, squeeze hard to extract as much moisture as possible. Squeeze a 2nd time: volume will shrink to about half the original.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine zucchini and eggs. Using a fork, mix well. Add flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, olive oil, feta, scallions, mint, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and baking powder, mix again.
3. Place a skillet over medium heat. Add vegetable oil, heat until shimmering. Place heaping tablespoons of zucchini batter in pan, allowing room to spread. Flatten them with a spatula if necessary. Fry until golden on one side, then turn and fry again until golden on other side. Repeat once or twice, frying about 5 to 6 min total, so pancakes get quite crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels, and keep warm in oven. Serve hot.
4. For yogurt sauce: In a small bowl, combine yogurt, garlic and salt. Mix well & serve on the side or on pancakes.
I found this recipe online a couple of years ago. Unfortunately I do not remember where. So please: all credits go to the unknown author. And one more thing: usually I don't stick religiously to the recipe, but kind of feel my way through it. Especially as I am not yet very well accustomed to the US-cup-measurment - with a little bit of intuition things do work out in the end...
AND I just found out, they are great next day too!