Spinach Zucchini Patties

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

I’m often at a loss as to what to cook for dinner after a long day at the kids belts office, but a few night ago, I had it all planned out. Until I realized I thawed out the wrong thing. So I made these and they turned out amazing even if it was totally on accident.

Originally, I thought took out some ground beef to thaw so that I could use half of it for meatballs and the other half for tacos the next day. I starting getting my meatball mixture together (I go very veggie heavy in my meatballs), once that was all mixed I went to open my package of ground beef and there it was… link sausage (the kind wrapped in white paper from the butcher, not your local grocery store), not ground beef.

Shoot… now I have this mixture that I don’t want to waste and no meat thawed. I am the queen of improvising so I looked at what I had and thought, this would probably make a pretty tasty patty. I made a few additions to the mixture and did a test batch. YUM! And pretty healthy too!

Spinach Zucchini Patties

1 Med Zucchini, grated
1 Cup Chopped Fresh Spinach
1/2 Med Red Onion, finely chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/2 Cup Finely Shredded Cheddar
1 Egg
1/2 Italian Breadcrumbs (add gradually until mixture holds together when formed into a patty)
Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Blend Seasoning to taste
Salt  & Pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Add bread crumbs gradually, the mixture will look loose, but if it holds together when you form it into a patty, it’s good. Put a small amount of olive oil in a pan and heat on med to med high. When the oil is warm, place the patties in and pan fry until browned on both sides. Drain excess oil on a paper towel or cooling rack. Serve hot!
These would be great with a marinara sauce served over pasta or served as a side dish with almost anything. My hubby even mentioned using a bigger version as a burger replacement. Kudos to him for wanting to be healthier! Enjoy!
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