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Zucchini Pancakes / Latkes

This is another latkes dish, very easy, very quick, and very delicious. The same method can be applied for making apple latkes as well.


  • 5 medium zucchinis
  • 1 egg
  • 0.5 cups flour
  • 0.5 tsp  baking soda
  • 0.25 cup kefir (butter milk)
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs sugar

Cut off the ends and peel the zucchinis



Shred the zucchinis, don’t grate. Grating them will release too much moisture.


Add the egg and flour. In a cup combine the baking soda and kefir in a cup and stir vigorously, pouring the product into the mix. This is not entirely necessary, but makes the latkes fluffier.

Mix everything together. What you want is a mixture that is a little bit thicker than what you would normally use for pancakes, adjust flour and kefir content accordingly to achieve this consistency.


Heat a thin layer of vegetable oil in a frying pan and spoon or pour the mix in.


Fry just a few minutes on each side to get a nice golden brown color, they should still be soft on the inside.


Makes about 12-15 pancakes. Serve with sour cream



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