Zucchini Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese

Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes

As a fan of the Barefoot Contessa, I secretly dream of trading places with Ina, just long enough to enjoy her apartment in Paris for a week or two…. Then, it’s back to the US to cook in that lovely kitchen / barn of hers in the Hamptons – and invite all of our friends there to enjoy the spoils of our inventions at HER place, right?!?!

 So, in channeling my “Inner Ina”, here is her recipe for Zucchini Pancakes (we’ve added the smoked salmon and goat cheese).

Just the name of this dish makes our mouths water. Then, to actually EAT them is total delight. Plus, this recipe allows you to use fresh, seasonal zucchini in an unexpected and healthy way.

Oh, did I mention?…..Diane, over at Photographs and Recipes has REALLy been pressuring me asking me in a very nice way for the recipe…LOL! So here it is, Diane…Get ready to cook!

Super simple with ingredients you probably have in the pantry:

Gather the Ingredients...

Gather the Ingredients...

If Zucchini is Too Moist Once Mixed In, Add More Flour

If Zucchini is Too Moist Once Mixed In, Add More Flour

Add the Dry Ingredients and Stir

Add the Dry Ingredients and Stir

 Couple of other changes we’ve made: 

Instead of frying the pancakes in an oiled skillet, we use our electric griddle; we don’t add the red onions; we add a tiny bit of grated nutmeg to give it a bit of warmth.

For the “toppings”, we add the goat cheese, smoked salmon, and some drained capers.

Lightly Oil The Griddle

Lightly Oil the Griddle

We Use Ice Cream Scoop to Drop on Griddle

 After you flip the ‘cakes, top them with smoked salmon and goat cheese. The heat of the pancake will melt the cheese…so yum!

Pancakes Ready to Flip

Pancakes Ready to Flip

 

Add Sliced Tomato And Enjoy!

Add Sliced Tomato and Enjoy!

As usual, you pick – is it breakfast, lunch, or a light dinner?

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28 Responses to Zucchini Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese

  1. Hi
    Thanks for another ‘like’ on my blog. When it dropped into my Inbox yesterday, WordPress invited me to look at this recipe for Zucchini Pancakes. This was a bit of a coincidence because I made something very similar a few days ago – I call them Courgette Fritters and they are based on a recipe I learned in Damascus many, many years ago. They were made with the insides of the courgettes (zucchini) left over when you make stuffed courgettes. I didn’t post the recipe because I didn’t think the photographs were good enough! I made two types. In one I added soft goat’s cheese to the mix. in the other I added Stilton. Both were delicious and very moreish. Ok, the real reason I didn’t post was because I ate them! Thanks to your post, I’m now inspired to make them again and add toppings – I like the sound of smoked salmon and goat’s cheese.

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    • OK, the truth will set you free! 🙂 It is SO hard to stop, take those photos, and THEN eat, right?!?!…the life of us bloggers.

      Hope you’ll make them again, and let me know how it turns out. Thanks for stopping in.

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  4. OH. MY. GOSH!! I make zucchini cakes during the summer months but have never added smoked salmon…might have to pass on the goat cheese and capers…but I still think I just drooled a little. Yes, I’m sure I did. Anybody got a napkin? 🙂

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  5. WOW! These look divine! I’ll be giving this recipe a try! I love trying new things in the kitchen, glad you commented on my blog cause I would not have found yours! OH, I’ll be back here alright, I may have just found my a new recipe box! 😉

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    • Thanks! Just give me a suggestion, and I’m happy to cook it right up for you to try 🙂 These are really a fun way to “eat your veggies” – along with the goat cheese and salmon, of course….! Hope you’ll come back soon.

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  6. yourhealthychicks says:

    This sounds and looks delicious! Can’t wait to add this to my list of recipes to try! 🙂
    Carolyn

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  8. Ah I love you Susan! Now here’s a funny thing… John (very nicely) does the grocery shopping every week for me although he does have a very detailed list. The smoked salmon, goat cheese & zucchini were all on there. So as we were unloading I asked him why he didn’t buy the zucchini – remember this is a man who will buy 1 ONE head of lettuce when I just put “veggies” on the list. So he’s trying to tell me he bought it & I’m looking all over – no zucchini (I really was getting suspicious). He reached in the fridge & pulled out the dinkiest little yellow squash who was still too young to leave it’s mother! I said, that’s a yellow squash dear… Really? Yes, dear really, trust me. I can’t complain though, he’s wonderful for handling the shopping & I’m going to go rectify the zucchini situation.
    Now these, these look absolutely WONDERFUL & I’m so glad you weren’t pressured into putting the recipe up there… I mean just because I told all my friends & posted on FB that I was waiting for this one 😉

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    • Ah, the true love of a man and his detailed grocery list! Poor little yellow squash…it is probably still in squash training pants 🙂

      No pressure felt HERE at all! Now the pressure is on YOU, little Missy!, to go forth and purchase that little green monster zuch and make these your own!! Journey Forth!! Let me know the results. P.S. Be sure you notify those FB Friends that your Blogger Friend did indeed come through for you!!

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      • Promise, promise & I’ve just updated my last blog with a “whoa go check it out”. Now my poor husband’s been doing the shopping for a long time & used to take my daughter when she was little. She’d try to sneak stuff into the basket & he’d always say “Is that on the list?” grumble, grumble…back on the shelf. Then when she got smart, she took charge of the list & brought a pencil. Everything was always on the list after that. I think John caught on with the Fruit Roll-ups.

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        • Thanks for the shout out! It’s still hard for me to veer “off list” when shopping..I seem to do better if the list is in hand…but sometimes, things do indeed sneeeek into the basket…don’t know how 🙂

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    • Hi Diane
      Your reply made me laugh.
      I’m a fan of Jeanne Robertson and regularly watch her YouTube videos when I need laughter therapy. Her ‘Don’t send a man to the grocery store’ is hilarious. In case you haven’t seen it, here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYrkcbN0syU

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  9. arzea says:

    I made these zucchini pancakes a few months ago and they didn’t turn out so well…..I think I going to to try with your tips and recipe and see how they go. Thanks!

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    • Sometimes, the zucchini can make them a bit too watery. If that happens, just add a little flour to thicken up the batter. Adding the salmon and goat cheese should really add a flavor punch for you. Hope you like them!

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  10. this sounds amazing 🙂

    Hard to decide when I would be fr some pancakes, Lunch? … I guess :]

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  11. I want Ina’s home (and gardens!) too 🙂 This is such a great and delicious-sounding idea!

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