Courgette (Zucchini) Pancakes

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A delicious accompaniment to any dish or just as a tasty snack. this is perfect if you have a glut of courgettes in the garden. suitable for vegetarians who eat eggs.

serves 4


  • 2 cups  Courgettes finely shredded, (do not peel you need the skin for colour)
  • 4  large eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup  Plain flour sieved
  • 1/2 tsp. Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 3 tbsp. Vegetable oil or virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/4 cup  Butter, (rub for pancakes

Equipment you will need

large mixing bowl

preferably a large frying pan


Preheat the fryiing pan to a mediunm hot setting mark 4 or 5 depending on your cooker etc.

In a large mixing bowl:-Add and beat eggs,

Add shredded Courgettes and mix well using a fork.

Add the flour, sugar, salt and oil and stir well.

and finally, add baking powder and mix well using a large spoon.

The batter consistency should be like heavy whipping cream.

Rub the frying pan lightly with some vegetable oil.

Spoon the batter on medium to hot pan. (2 tablespoons for each pancake).

Cook until bubbles almost stop, about 1 1/2 to 2minutes.

Turn over and cook for about 1 1/2 minutes longer.

Adjust heat as necessary the pancakes can burn easily (depending on the type of elements on your range and also the type of fry pan you are using.

Serve with your choice of jams or syrups.  Also very tasty with sour cream, crème fraishe or yogurt with jams and pancake syrup or just eat as is. These are extremely tasty for breakfast, brunch, lunch or just a snack.

Take out the sugar if you want use dish as a vegetable accompaniment

Yields about 16 pancakes


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