20 August 2010

Potato-Zucchini Skillet Pancakes with Cherry Tomato Salad

Potato Zucchini Skillet Pancakes with Cherry Tomato Salad

With the myriad of recipes in the More Than Burnt Toast Kitchen in late summer it seems that vegetarian is the order of the day. It seems like every day this week has been a Meatless Monday! I have not taken on a new life choice and become completely vegetarian but I do find all the colourful vegetables at our local farmers market and fruit stands to be irresistible!!!!For dinner last night I was perfectly content with these shredded zucchini and potato pancakes topped with a tomato salad bursting with sun dappled garden flavour. Of course you could have these pancakes as a side dish with your grilled chicken or steak, the choice is always up to you! Don't forget the corn on the cob too!!!

Since I am on Greek kick lately I added some chopped fresh dill and mint to remind me of  Zucchini Balls (Kolokythokeftedes) which are a favourite around here. Add some salty feta cheese to either the pancakes or the salad for that little bit of something extra if you like!

**Potato-Zucchini Skillet Pancakes with Cherry Tomato Salad**
adapted from Cooking Light

Pancakes:

3 cups shredded peeled Yukon gold potato (about 1 pound)
2 cups shredded zucchini (about 8 ounces)
1 cup shredded onion (about 1 small)
1 tablespoon each parsley and dill, finely chopped
1 egg white
1 teaspoon dried mint
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of freshly ground black pepper
4 teaspoons oil, divided

Salad:

3 cups quartered cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon extravirgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

To prepare pancakes, place potatoes, zucchini, and onion in a clean kitchen towel, and squeeze out excess liquid. Combine potato mixture, egg white, parsley, dill, dried mint, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and dash of pepper in a large bowl, and stir gently to blend.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a nonstick griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spoon about 1 cup potato mixture onto hot pan, spreading to a 6-inch diameter. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate; keep warm. Repeat procedure with the remaining 3 teaspoons oil and remaining potato mixture.

To prepare salad, combine tomatoes and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; toss gently. Serve salad on top of pancakes.

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36 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous. Healthy, local, summery, light, satisfying...beautiful dish =)

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  2. Delicious and healthy.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. Lovely picture! This looks delicious and an easy-do!

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  4. What a lovely looking meal!
    I'm loving the potato pancakes and the tomatoes on top just finish it nicely. Another great job you've done Val!

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  5. Tasty cakes. Perfect for a summer day.

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  6. A nice plate for a great summer lunch.

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  7. My daughter-in-law would call these zucchini latkes! Gorgeous Val!
    xoxo Pattie

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  8. Oh, look. All of the things my garden has too much of.

    Bookmarking recipe...

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  9. This looks delicious Val. I know the zucchini would give a lovely moistness to the pancakes and I love how you've paired it with the cherry tomatoes. Looks like you've got a winner here.
    Sam

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  10. I love the combo of potatoes and zucchini in your pancakes, I always do one or the other, but it's a terrific idea to combine them - yum!

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  11. I love all of these summer flavors! This meal looks like a delicious way to take advantage of all of those veggies that are so plentiful right now. Perfect!

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  12. Looks so delicious and fresh and wow, a great meatless recipe that i need more of! i'm always inspired every time i visit your blog! thanks, roz

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  13. I've got the potatoes, but of course no zucchini! Rats!

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  14. So summery and perfect for a late brunch...delicious Val!

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  15. What a lovely summer meal! I am crazy about zucchini and am always on the lookout for new ways to prepare it. And, those tomatoes look divine!

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  16. Val, your "Halthy" reacipes looks so droolworthy that it is making the switch to healty eating so much easier!

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  17. yummy!! what a delicious recipe! :)

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  18. Looks just great - and so healthy too!!

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  19. Another great way with potatoes and I love it being combined with zucchini. Pairing it with the cherry tomatoes kicks it up for sure. Way to go; a must try!

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  20. Love it, I make pancakes like this but only from potatoes, topped with mushroom sauce or with salt & sugar.
    But your version sounds much more interesting and healthy :)

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  21. Very beautiful, love the combination and flavors :)

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  22. The salad looks so refreshing.This pancake is one of my favourite and is simple and quick to fix on lazy days.

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  23. I really love the color in your pancakes, Val. :-) SO pretty! And the tomato salad is lovely. Hope you're having a great weekend. :-)

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  24. i've never been one to turn down a pancake, and i think these are stellar. the fresh, lusciously-juicy maters are a fabulous and appropriate addition!

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  25. Summer is the best season to go vegetarian. Lovely dish and quite healthy too!

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  26. I think I shall add a little shredded carrot for color accent and get these patties made. Great for a Sunday night supper snack.
    Great idea, thanks Val ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  27. Delicious - reminds me of the tomato salad at Robucon's L'Atelier in Paris... so wonderful to get all of the ingredients fresh and local. What a healthy and flavourful treat. The aroma is wafting through the blogosphere!
    :)
    Valerie

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  28. While I've not been to Greece (yet), I still love all the flavors of that country. Both of these dishes look are so colorful, and look so flavorful. I still love my animal protein, but I can be happy eating vegetarian dishes like this.

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  29. I am so excited you posted this recipe. I just did this on my blog: http://platanosmangoesandme.blogspot.com/2010/08/quiche-de-calabaza-culebra-snake-squash.html

    and was wondering what to do with the rest of my squash and here you are giving me a great idea.

    Thanks. I did have in mind a pancake and yours sounds and looks delish. Will be doing these on Thursday.

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  30. What a colorful and healthy dish. I like the idea of mixing the potatoes and zucchini.

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  31. What a perfect way to use the abundance of tomatoes and zucchini that fill the farmers market. Those pancakes look so delicious.

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  32. Look fantastic and delicious Valli! x gloria

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  33. I like this combination of starchy and light textures. Looks scrumptious!

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  34. Beautiful! A great way to "eat your colors," as we're all urged to do these days.

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  35. This Potato-Zucchini Skillet Pancakes with Cherry Tomato Salad is going to be perfect in the coming birthday of my father. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I wish I can make it perfectly.

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  36. Love the dish,its got the right colors and is healthy.

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Val

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