“Fall Harvest Zucchini, Corn & Crab Pancakes with Avocado & Pepper Tzatziki Sauce"

Updated: 09/14/2013 9:32 AM
Created: 09/13/2013 11:16 AM WNYT.com
By: Amy Adamchick

  “Fall Harvest Zucchini, Corn & Crab Pancakes with Avocado & Pepper Tzatziki Sauce"

Prepared by:
Chef Instructor Maureen Clancy, F. Donald Myers Education Center &
Culinary Arts Student Tommy Clancy, a senior at Saratoga High School

Avocado Pepper Tzatziki Sauce- Recipe: Makes 4 servings Ingredients

This Simple delicious sauce is made by adding all ingredients in a blender or food processor puree it until smooth, refrigerate until needed.

  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup red peppers
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup grated cucumber, squeezed dry
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint or dill
  •  a squeeze of  lemon juice
  • 1 pinch  lemon zest
  • Salt, & Fresh ground black pepper, as needed

Zucchini Crab & Corn Pancakes -Makes 4 appetizer size servings

  • 6 ounces coarsely grated zucchini  (salted & squeezed dry)
  • 3 Extra  large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 Heaping Tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tb. chopped dill
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh  corn (off the cob)
  • ¼ cup small diced red pepper
  • 2 Tb. chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions (optional)
  • 2 Tb. Fresh Garden Herbs (any combo) , basil , tarragon, parsley
  • Gently fold in ½ cup Lump Crab meat
  • 2 cups  of Good olive oil for pan frying, or as needed

Method: For best results: Place the grated zucchini in colander. Sprinkle with salt and let stand for 30 minutes. Squeeze the zucchini to remove as much liquid as possible. This will prevent a runny batter.

1. In a medium sized bowl proceed to add all ingredients folding and stirring slightly. Once seasoned, gently fold in crabmeat. (Refrigerate batter 30 minutes)

2. Drop heaping tablespoons of the zucchini mixture into the hot oil, leaving enough room for the pancakes to spread as they cook. Fry until the pancakes are golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Keep others warm in an oven while you prepare the rest of the batter. 




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