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Garden Potato Pancakes

My family eats these all the time, and the pancakes don't even taste like they're full of fresh veggies. We especially like the cheese mixed in. —Peggy Roos, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    12 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, grated
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium potato, grated
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • Oil for frying
  • Coarsely ground black pepper and sour cream, optional

Directions

  • In a strainer or colander, drain zucchini, squeezing to remove excess liquid. Pat dry. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, flour, salt, pepper and basil until blended. Stir in onion, potato, carrot, corn, cheese and zucchini.
  • In an electric skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Working in batches, drop vegetable mixture by 1/3 cupfuls into oil; press to flatten slightly. Fry 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. If desired, sprinkle with pepper and serve with sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
2 pancakes (calculated without sour cream): 269 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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