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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

Source: Martha Stewart Living, Spring 1991


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

  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.

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