Zucchini Patties with Dill Dip Recipe
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Zucchini Patties with Dill Dip Recipe

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These crisp-tender patties are a nice alternative to crab cakes and taste very similar, thanks to the seafood seasoning. They always get gobbled up! —Kelly Maxwell, Plainfield, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  1. For dip, in a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  2. Place zucchini in a colander to drain; squeeze to remove excess liquid. Pat dry; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, seafood seasoning and garlic powder. Stir in egg and butter until blended. Add the carrot, onion and zucchini.
  4. Place flour in a shallow bowl. Shape zucchini mixture into 24 small patties; coat with flour.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet; fry patties, a few at a time, for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels. Serve with dip. Yield: 2 dozen (3/4 cup dip).
Originally published as Zucchini Patties with Dill Dip in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p56

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2for4girls User ID: 8834951 247102
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2016

"I agree, you have to really strain out the liquid in the zucchini first. My kids who hate zucchini LOVED these. These are really easy to play with ingredients-add a little parmesan or a little more garlic, its up to you!. I love the idea of baking on a cookie sheet with olive oil, too. I tried both methods (i have made these twice now) and both turn out really well. Sour cream dip goes so well with it."

fascinator User ID: 7633968 244420
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

"Very good."

[email protected] User ID: 3492314 226974
Reviewed May. 26, 2015

"Messy to make, but oh, so good. I have tried scooping and patting out portions on a cookie sheet, then partially pre-baking them before frying them. That way they are easier and less messy to form."

Bbanderson29 User ID: 7962625 78765
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"Delicious! I grated my carrot with the zucchini. I made one in the frying pan before making all of them so I could taste if it needed a little more seasoning or not. Not sure what one of the reviewers is talking about with them falling apart, they obviously didn't let the zucchini drain or they dont know how to cook. Squeeze out all the water next time."

AlexandTaylorsMommy User ID: 5818646 154495
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"These were delicious. I too only ended up with 18. Even my 4 year old liked them. Yummers!"

DKM2 User ID: 5049165 152516
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"Absolutely fantastic! I followed the recipe as directed, but only wound up with 15 patties. Guess I made them too big, but no one was complaining. :) The dill dip is the perfect accompaniment."

llafontaine80 User ID: 1149697 154494
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"I make these at least once a summer. The dill dip is the perfect accompaniment."

mjv90 User ID: 7299547 96424
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"This recipe was terrible! I made it exactly as directed but the patties would not hold together, so I had to add more bread crumbs and egg. They tasted like fried bread crumbs in the end."

yarnfloozie User ID: 6835039 171310
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2012

"We had these at our annual knitting retreat; all 13 people there requested the recipe. It is fantabulous."

yadayada12 User ID: 6767857 166633
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"Loved this with the seafood seasoning. Shredded the carrots and onion. Made sure I drained everything really well before forming the patties and they were very delicious."

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