Thursday, 17 July 2014

Healthy Zucchini Recipes: Zucchini latkes

So remember yesterday? I wrote that something miraculous happened. I successfully managed to get my toddler to eat something that wasn't a banana, apple, or sweet potato. In fact, it was something that the floor had been enjoying for quite some time - zucchini. 

It was zucchini in the form of a latke [that admittedly looks more like a patty than a latke]. I made these pretty gigantic monsters, but the taste? Oh yes folks. These. Were. Fantastic! I mean, seriously, the Toddler devoured them and even requested more! This is officially one of our favourite healthy zucchini recipes!

Healthy Zucchini Recipes: Zucchini latkes by Welcome to Mommyhood

Before I share with you this recipe, I do want to chat about the future of Thursday recipe posts. I had been playing around with the idea of sharing what my Toddler eats every other Thursday like this Healthy Toddler Meals post. However, given that he has been refusing so much of what I'm offering, I think it's a bit unfair to show his plates that remain uneaten. Instead, I'll be sharing Toddler friendly/approved recipes every Thursday. The Munchkin Meals linkup that I participate in the first Thursday of each month will remain a large roundup of the plates that he does eat. Keep in mind that the distinction between a 'toddler recipe' and a 'grown up' recipe in my home is very minimal. It usually has to do with being a milder flavor so there are less spices, and making sure that things have a toddler friendly texture.

Okay, okay enough boring talk! Let's get cookin'!

Healthy Zucchini Recipes: Zucchini latkes


4 way oversized latkes that can pass for patties if you ask me


  • Non Stick frying pan is important 
  • A good spatula for flipping - I use a wooden one 
  • Grater 
  • Measuring cups

Healthy Zucchini Recipes: Zucchini latkes by Welcome to Mommyhood


  • 2.5 cups zucchini
  • 1 cup kale or spinach
  • 1 small shallot
  • Juice of half a lemon [just squeeze the juice into your hand, while holding it over a bowl. You can catch the pits and extra pulp, and easily get the juice out]
  • Grated lemon skin of half a lemon 
  • 1 teaspoon basil 
  • 1/4 cup almond flour [makes it paleo], spelt flour, or whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1-3 tablespoons coconut oil for frying [or other oil of choice]
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes 

Healthy Zucchini Recipes: Zucchini latkes by Welcome to Mommyhood


  • Grate zucchini and shallot
  • Wrap the grated zucchini and shallot in a large tea towel 
  • Squeeze out all of the liquid as best you can 
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl
  • Place one tablespoon in the frying pan and heat it up 
  • Form a 'test' latke/patty in your hand, lightly squeeze out the extra liquid, and place in hot pan [you can turn down the heat to a medium-low setting to keep the latkes a bit green] 
  • Once you see that the sides are starting to brown, you can flip them. This will take about 3-5 minutes, but you'll need less/more time depending on how large you make them. 
  • Pan fry for an additional 3-5 minutes 
  • Once the test latke is done and you have a feel for how long they need to cook, go ahead and fill up the pan with delicious latkes! You may need to add more coconut oil as you go!

Healthy Zucchini Recipes: Zucchini latkes by Welcome to Mommyhood

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