Zucchini Latkes

Zucchini Latkes are a frugal and tasty side dish. Add this to your what to do with all the zucchini file.Zucchini Latkes are an easy and delicious side dish.

Zucchini is a vegetable I don’t cook often enough. Yellow squash is a regular on the dinner table during the summer when it’s cheap and plentiful. Zucchini I might grill once a summer but that’s it. Which is sad because zucchini is quite tasty.

This month for Secret Recipe Club got the Tasty Cheapskate and decided to make zucchini latkes. I’ve made straight up potato latkes before but never with added zucchini. They were delicious and I can imagine they will be on our dinner plates more often.

Jean is the blogger behind The Tasty Cheapskate. In 2011 she undertook the challenge to feed her family on six dollars a day, which I am definitely going to check out thoroughly.

Other delicious looking recipes from Jean are Crockpot Creamy Ranch and Chicken Chili,  Chicken Divan, and Vegetarian Fajitas.

Zucchini Latkes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Micha @ Cookin' Mimi


  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 extra large , think baking potato size, or 3 to 5 medium sized russet potatoes peeled
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • oil for frying


  1. Grate the vegetables on a box grater or on the shredding disc of a food processor
  2. Place in a kitchen towel lined colander or strainer
  3. Squeeze well to remove excess liquid
  4. Place in a large mixing bowl
  5. Combine with everything except the oil
  6. Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a heavy skillet
  7. Drop heaping spoonfuls of the late mixture in to the hot oil and cook for several minutes or until golden brown
  8. Turn and cook until the other side is golden
  9. Drain on paper towels and serve.


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  1. I love the sound of these as a way of potentially getting my kids to eat their vegetables! I really like zucchini too so it’s always good to have new ideas for how to prepare it.

  2. we love zucchini, especially fresh from the garden in summer. Great SRC choice.

  3. I love zucchini! It’s so versatile! I’m going to have to give this recipe a try!

  4. Mmmm. Glad you enjoyed them.

  5. I’m with you: I’ve made potato latkes (or my own version), but never thought to add zucchini. My vegetable-averse husband would probably love these. Thanks for sharing!

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