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Pan-fried Zucchini Cake


Family recipe. Good side dish to go with any meat, also works well as breakfast with sauce.

Rate this recipe 3.5/5 (2 Votes)


  • 1 medium size zucchini
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • salt 1/2 tsp
  • garlic powder 1/2 tsp
  • onion powder 1/2 tsp
  • mayonnaise 1 tbsp


Servings 1
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 15mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Shred one medium zucchini, skin on. Note: DO NOT MAKE IT TOO FINE.

Step 2

Add salt to shredded zucchini, mixed well with your hands, and let it sit for ~5 min. There will be liquid coming out.

Step 3

Mixed the egg with the zucchini, add the flour, garlic powder, and onion powder, mix well to form a batter. It should be a little more solid than the pancake batter.

Step 4

Heat up a cast-iron frying pan on medium heat, spray with oil, and pour the batter in. You may need a spoon or spatula to help get the batter out and make it even in the pan.

Step 5

Cook ~10 min or until the edges turn solid. Flip the zucchini cake and cook the other side for ~5 min until both side are golden brown.

Step 6

Pan-fried Zucchini Cake - Step 6

Cool down for ~5 min. Top with mayonnaise or any other sauce you like

Stove temperature varies home by home. Adjust cooking time with the stove powder in your home

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  • 5 Potatoes
  • 1.5 Cup shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 Cup shredded cheese
  • 3/ Cup milk
  • 1/3 Cup coriander, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup basil, chopped
  • Parmesan, to sprinkle
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Chop the potatoes in half, boil until very tender and drain.
  2. In a bowl, combine the potatoes and zucchini. Add the grated cheese, milk, coriander, basil, salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly. 
  3. On a baking tray, spoon out the zucchini-potato mixture and form into balls. 
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan and grated cheese, and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  5. When golden, remove from oven... and enjoy!

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