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Zucchini-Potato Pancakes

Lacy, green-flecked zucchini-potato pancakes are a pefect complement to any meat dish; they're also delicious served with a dollop of sour cream.

  • yield: Makes twenty 2-inch pancakes




  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and grated by hand
  • 3 medium zucchini, seeded and grated by hand
  • 2 shallots, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Step 1

    Wrap vegetables in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out excess liquid. Mix with salt, pepper, eggs, flour, and beer.

  2. Step 2

    In a large saute pan over medium heat, heat 1/8 inch oil for 1 minute. Add batter by tablespoons; flatten to form pancakes. Cook until golden, about 4 minutes. Turn and cook for 1 more minute; transfer to a paper towel.

Martha Stewart Living, Spring 1991



Reviews (2)

  • megobucks21 2 Jan, 2009

    i don't drink and do not want to add beer, is there a substitute or can i just omit it all together?

  • Edward99 16 Nov, 2008

    Can try with just Zuchini and no potato