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Zucchini Patties with Dill Dip

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
    2 dozen (3/4 cup dip)


  • 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


  • For dip, in a small bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Place zucchini in a colander to drain; squeeze to remove excess liquid. Pat dry; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Place flour in a shallow bowl. Shape zucchini mixture into 24 small patties; coat with flour.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 patty with 1-1/2 teaspoons dip: 93 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Amy
    Aug 27, 2020

    The taste of these was good, but I agree with some of the others...very messy to make. I definitely had to add extra bread crumbs to keep the mixture together. I'm not sure I would make these again given the effort and messy factor.

  • fhquilting
    Jul 22, 2019

    Very good!! I made a white sauce and added a lot of diced chives. Served it hot over the patties with mashed potatoes and German green beans. Wow!

  • 2for4girls
    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
    Feb 24, 2016

    Very good.

  • Henningjr
    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
    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
    Jul 10, 2014

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

  • DKM2
    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
    Oct 31, 2013

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

  • gozips
    Jul 20, 2013

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