Zucchini Pancakes

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My mom liked this dish so much that I found two handwritten recipe cards for it.  I can’t say I remember this one, but it certainly seems like something she would have loved. Apparently, she loved it double-time.

This recipe gives new meaning to having breakfast for dinner.

I bought 5 medium zucchini, not knowing what each would yield once grated.  I found that one zucchini equaled 1 1/2 grated cups.Image So, if you buy two zucchini, you’ll be good to go.  I now have three zucchini left over, which are begging to be used in some Easy Zucchini Bread.

Image 1Since I was a grating maniac at this point, I quartered an onion and grated 1/4 of it to add to the mix.

I then added 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese.

Once the beaten eggs were added, and the Bisquick was all measured and dumped in the bowl….I was just about ready to make some pancakes!Image 3

I don’t believe I have ever bought a box of Bisquick before, but that’s not to say that it wasn’t a very important part of my mom’s kitchen pantry.  I recall her making some extremely tasty biscuits from it.  I added a pinch of salt and mixed all of the ingredients right up.

While I was grating and measuring and cracking and mixing, I had my cast iron skillet on the stove heating up on medium heat.  The recipe wasn’t clear Image 5about the amount of oil to use, so I just added about a tablespoon and hoped it would do the trick.

I put the batter on the skillet just like I was making any other pancake. Once it was golden underneath (yes, I totally peeked) I flipped them over.  BTW, they smelled delicious.  After the first two were cooked and removed from the pan, I added a bit more oil and put enough batter in the middle of the pan for one giant pancake.  I can’t lie, it looked awesome.

These were a tasty bit of zucchini, seasoned with onion and salt, sharp cheesy goodness pancakes.  I think that if I had added about 1/2 c. to 3/4 c. of grated tart Granny Smith apple, it would have knocked it completely out of the park.  I’ll leave that home run up to you.

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Zucchini Pancakes

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  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: Main Dish


  • 1 c. Bisquick
  • 3 c. grated zucchini
  • 1-2 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • minced onion
  • salt to taste


  1. Place Bisquick, zucchini, cheese, eggs, onion, salt in bowl and mix.
  2. Fry on medium heat in oil.

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Comments: 2

  1. Patricia September 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    These are soooo luscious they don’t even need syrup!

  2. A Alarcon October 3, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    My first batch didn’t even make it to the table before my family gobbled them up!