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Author Notes: From the summer evening when I only had zucchini and ricotta on hand and an abundant herb garden and dinner had to happen somehow. —Summer of Eggplant
Makes 6 pancakes
- 2 zucchini
- 2 extra large eggs
- 3/4 cup AP flour
- 6 tablespoons Romano cheese - shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup milk
- salt + pepper
- vegetable oil for frying
- 3/4 cup ricotta
- 1/4 herbs - I use a combination or tarragon, dill, parsley, basil and chives
- 1 clove garlic - blanched or roasted and minced
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- salt + pepper
- Slice off the ends of the zucchini and slice each zucchini into to 3 rounds, place in a colander and salt to remove some moisture, let sit for 20 minutes, rinse, blot dry and shred in a food processor.
- Combine the flour, cheese and baking powder together. Combine the eggs and the milk and whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and combine, fold in the zucchini.
- Heat enough oil to coat the pan, but not so it pools. Using a 1/3 cup measurement, scoop the batter in to the pan, cook pancakes over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side until browned. Keep warm in a 200 degree oven while you finish the remaining pancakes, adding oil to the pan if needed.
- Combine all the ingredients for the herbed ricotta and serve on the side with the pancakes.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Zucchini or Summer Squash