Zucchini-Dill Potato Cakes

I may not be that old, but I've lived long enough to know that there are certain things you shouldn't do when emotional.

  1. Get a haircut.  I've done this before and chopping 8 inches off to look like Gwyneth Paltrow will only make you look like an uglier version of yourself.
  2. Ask your boss for a raise.  I've unemotionally asked for a raise twice and both times worked.
  3. Text a guy you like when you're drinking.  I'm not one to give dating advice but NO.
  4. Grocery shopping.  Those Mallomars aren't fortified with endorphins.
Zucchini-dill potato cakes

An emotional eating compromise you ask?  For starters: these.  They'll be better for you than those shelf-stable chips yet totally hit the comfort spot.  Plus, they're more filling and less guilt ridden than hummingbird cake.

Right, right?

Zucchini-Dill Potato Cakes
Zucchini-Dill Potato Cakes

*Using a food processor with a shredding attachment makes this process painless.

Zucchini-Dill Potato Cakes
Zucchini-Dill Potato Cakes

IF you don't eat them all in one sitting, they're terrific the following day.

Zucchini-Dill Potato Cakes

INGREDIENTS: (makes 16)

  • 2 medium zucchinis, grated with skin on
  • 3 medium yukon gold potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 medium yellow onion, grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped dill
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup canola oil

-Using a food processor fit with a shredding blade, grate the zucchini, potatoes and onion (alternatively, use the large holes on a box grater).  Place in a fine mesh strainer and drain out as much moisture as possible.
-To the grated vegetables, add the eggs, dill, flour, salt and pepper and blend thoroughly.
-In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, add the canola oil.
-When oil is hot, scoop batter using a ¼ cup measuring cup, creating individual cakes, flattening as necessary.  Flip when bottoms are golden brown and evenly brown the second side.
-Serve warm; can be held warm in a 275 degree oven.