the directions called for grating the zucchini, placing it in a colander lined with cheesecloth and then salting it to draw out the moisture. when i did this, i could hear a sizzling/bubbling noise and it was amazing how much liquid i was able to squeeze out. i was skeptical that what started out as nearly 5 cups of grated zucchini would eventually end up as two cups but it did. just look at all of that green juice!
the recipe was very simple to follow even with a typo; the ingredient list called for baking powder but the instructions referenced baking soda. a quick email to the author fixed that-use baking powder! hopefully she has fixed that on the site at well.
greek style zucchini pancakes
recipe #14816 from food.52.com, member dymnyno
Makes 12-3 inch pancakes, or 24 bite sized pancakes2 pounds green zucchini, 2 cups aftergrating and squeezing as much moisture as possible
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons chives, minced
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, minced
2 tablespoons fresh curly parsley, minced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest(finely zested)
4 tablespoons crumbled Greek feta
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
4 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
olive oil for frying pancakes
using the large holes on a box grater, shred the zucchini. line a colander with cheese cloth and put the zucchini in the colander. sprinkle about a tablespoon of salt and toss the zucchini. try to extract as much liquid as you can from the shredded zucchini. pick up the cheesecloth and wring as much more as you can until you feel the zucchini is pretty dry. add the herbs, pepper flakes and zest and mix. add the flour and baking powder and eggs and mix. pour a very thin layer of olive oil into a frying pan and heat over medium high heat. using a tablespoon, scoop a heaping spoonful into the pan and flatten the top a little. this should make a 3 inch patty. repeat until the pan is full. fry until a nice brown and flip and cook the other side. for bite sized appetizers, use a teaspoon. set aside on paper towels and finish the rest of the pancakes.
serve alone or with your favorite yogurt (Greek, of course). The sauce should be very simple, like just with some lemon zest or chives, because there are so many flavors going on in the pancakes.