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Zucchini and Sage Patties

Delicious zucchini pancakes with sour cream served on white wooden table

Zucchini and Sage Patties

Quick and easy to make, these zucchini and sage patties make the perfect breakfast, lunch, dinner, side dish, or even appetizer.

You can dress these patties up or dress them down, serve them with dipping sauce or smothered in tzatziki.

You won’t get a more versatile dish than these zucchini patties. If you have an abundance of zucchini forgo the zucchini bread and make these patties instead. 

Why You’ll Love These Zucchini and Sage Patties

This dairy-free, gluten-free recipe for zucchini and sage patties is a cinch to prepare, comes together in just a few minutes, and you can enjoy it any time of day or night; for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a side dish. The choice is yours!

You can easily prepare these patties in advance and refrigerate them for a few hours or a few days. Just reheat them in the oven and they’ll be ready to go. 

Helpful Equipment To Make Zucchini Patties

Ingredients To Make Zucchini Patties

  • 1 pound of grated zucchini (excess water drained)
  • 1 tablespoon of almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sage
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper

How To Make Zucchini Patties

Using a hand grater or food processor grate the zucchini. Place the grated zucchini in a colander and squeeze out the moisture with your hands. You can also use a paper towel to blot the moisture. 

Combine the zucchini with the remaining ingredients, except for the olive oil, in a mixing bowl and mix well. 

Shape the zucchini mixture into 1-inch thick patties. You can also use a measuring cup to scoop the mixture from the bowl and then shape it into a patty with your hands. 

Heat the oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot add the patties.

Cook each patty for 5-6 minutes and then flip and cook on the other side. Make sure they are nicely browned on both sides. 

Place the cooked patties on a paper-towel-lined plate to soak up the oil. 

Divide the cakes between the serving plates and serve. 

All About Zucchini and Sage patties

Zucchini and sage patties have to be one of the more versatile meals I have prepared. I never get bored of making them as I always change up the recipe slightly. 

Zucchini is readily available year-round so making these patties is always super easy. If you have zucchini in your garden I know you’ll be looking for ways to use them up so save this recipe. You’ll thank me later. 

Variations

  • Change up the flavor and instead of sage use a different herb or combination of herbs like parsley, dill, or cilantro. Fresh or dried herbs both work well. 
  • Add a variety of seasonings like curry powder or Italian seasoning are both good options. 
  • Mix some green onions or chives into the batter.
  • If you are a cheese lover add grated parmesan or crumbled feta to the batter.
  • Make mini fritters for a bite-sized appetizer.

Tips and Tricks/Notes

  • Let the grated zucchini sit in a sieve or colander for a few minutes so the moisture can drain. You can also line the sieve or colander with a paper towel to soak up some of the moisture. 
  • There is no need to peel the zucchini. 
  • If you don’t have dried sage you can use fresh and chop it very finely. 
  • Feel free to substitute a different cooking oil if you don’t have any olive oil on hand. 
  • If you don’t have almond flour in your pantry you can make your own using almonds and a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend or process the almonds until they form a fine meal. 
  • These zucchini and sage patties would cook up well in an air fryer so if you happen to have one, give it a try. 
  • Make a double batch and store some patties in the fridge or freezer so you have a go-to meal or snack at hand. 
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How To Store Zucchini Patties

These zucchini and sage patties will keep well in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

They can also be frozen for up to 4 months. Freeze them with a piece of parchment or wax paper in between so you can easily grab them one at a time. 

Defrost in the fridge overnight or cook from frozen by popping in the toaster oven or microwave for a few minutes. 

FAQs

How do you remove moisture from grated zucchini?

To get rid of the moisture from grated zucchini it is best to place the grated zucchini in a colander and let it sit for a few minutes.

While it sits you can use your hands to squeeze out the water and then blot it with a paper towel. 

Conclusion

These zucchini and sage patties are perfect for breakfast with a side of eggs or an omelette. I like to eat them alongside these Broccoli and Red Onion Egg Muffins Cups for either breakfast or lunch. Or sometimes I’ll grab some soup or sal

ad to eat with these zucchini and sage patties for lunch or a light dinner. These patties also make a nice portable snack. 

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Delicious zucchini pancakes with sour cream served on white wooden table

Zucchini and Sage Patties


  • Author: Sam
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Quick and easy to make, these zucchini and sage patties make the perfect breakfast, lunch, dinner, side dish, or even appetizer.

You can dress these patties up or dress them down, serve them with dipping sauce or smothered in tzatziki.

You won’t get a more versatile dish than these zucchini patties. If you have an abundance of zucchini forgo the zucchini bread and make these patties instead.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 pound of zucchinis (grated and excess water drained)
  • 1 tablespoon of almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sage
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. Grate zucchini and the squeeze the grated zucchini over a basin with clean hands to drain excess moisture.
  2. In a bowl, combine the zucchini with the flour and the other ingredients except for the oil, stir well and shape medium patties.
  3. Heat up a pan with the oil over medium heat, add the patties.
  4. Cook them for 5-6 minutes on each side, drain excess grease on paper towel
  5. Divide the cakes between plates and serve
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Category: snack, lunch, breakfast
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: International

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