Fresh From the Garden – Zucchini Faux-Crab Cakes

by Donna on June 25, 2011

Time for Zucchini!

Is anyone else becoming buried in their zucchini crops?  this year we were a bit wiser and only planted 3 plants, hoping it would be a more manageable amount of vegetables. So far, so good.
Today I am sharing with you one of our favorite recipes for zucchini.  If you like crab cakes then I hope you’ll enjoy these.
photo credit: Megleo via Flickr


Zucchini Faux-Crab Cakes


  • 3 cups grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or 1 egg, beaten)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (more or less depending on consistency)
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or japanese bread crumbs (Panko) – I have skipped this often
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying


In a large bowl, combine zucchini and mayo. Add in bread crumbs, onion, and seasoning. Mix well.  Shape mixture into balls then flatten in to cakes. Dredge in flour or Panko bread crumbs.  Add oil to your fry pan, once pan is hot, carefully fry cakes in oil until golden on both sides. Eat!


We enjoy these just as they are or on buns.  I also read that they can be made with greek seasoning instead of Old Bay and served on pita with Tzatziki sauce.  We might just have to try that this summer!
What are your go-to zucchini recipes?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Rebekah June 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm

This looks so yummy! I’m really excited to try it with one of my thousands of zucchinis.


Kristin July 5, 2011 at 9:34 am

These were so good! I used an egg. Yummy.


Lori February 27, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Pinned this! Can’t wait to try it!! I also love chocolate cake made with zucchini – it is the moistest (most moist??) cake ever!!


Donna March 1, 2012 at 10:53 am

This is one of our summertime favorites! I hope you love it!


Kimberly Kovach August 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Definitely will have to try these. Thanks.


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