Not pancakes: restaurant zucchini appetizer for a penny

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Recipe of the dish
Recipe of the dish

Zucchini is a versatile vegetable for preparing light and tasty dishes. They make an excellent cream soup, casserole, stew, pancakes, and rolls.

What to cook with zucchini

The cook shared a recipe for a delicious zucchini cake with tomatoes and cream cheese on Instagram.

Recipe of the dish


  • Zucchini – 1 kg
  • Eggs – 2 pcs
  • Flour – 4 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Cream cheese – 400 g
  • Yogurt or cream – 100 g
  • Greens
  • Tomatoes – 2 pcs

Method of preparation:

1. Grate the zucchini. Partly on a fine and partly on a coarse grater. Add salt and mix. Leave for 10 minutes. Drain and squeeze out all the moisture. Add eggs, 2 chopped garlic cloves, and flour, and mix. The mass should be thick, like pancakes.

The basis for the dish

2. Put it in a hot frying pan. Spread over the surface and fry over medium heat on both sides until golden brown.

Cream cheese for the filling

3. Mix the cream cheese with salt, herbs, and cream (or yogurt). Spread each zucchini pancake and top with thinly sliced tomatoes.

Ripe tomatoes

Put in the refrigerator for one hour!

Ready-made cake

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