Poor Man’s Crabcakes

I have had an abundance of zucchini in the garden this year, and a friend sent me a link that had tons of recipes using zucchini. This is one of those recipes! And this, this was GREAT! I have tried several different “crabcake” recipes using zucchini, and this one has always been my favorite, but boy, this one is just as good, if not better! Toby thinks it IS better than my old standby! It held together really well, and the outside got nice and crispy, while the inside tasted very crablike. I think all seafood restaurants should offer some version of this on their menu to vegetarians! Toby thinks this would fool many a meat-eater. Try this one! PS: I doubled the recipe so I could have leftovers for the rest of the week. 🙂

rating: 9.6

Poor Man’s Crabcakes


2 cups of grated zucchini/summer squash, about 3 medium
2 cups bread crumbs- homemade or store bought
1 small onion- finely chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1 egg
1-3 tsp Old Bay Seasonings (To some, especially kids, Old Bay might be too spicy. Experiment with seasonings of your liking such as salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, etc)


Mix all of the ingredients together and allow to sit for a few minutes.
You can adjust all the amounts to suit your needs- but the end result should be a mixture that will hold together when formed into patties.
Once the mixture has set, form into patties
Heat a skillet over medium heat.
Drizzle olive oil in your pan
Place your zucchini patties in the pan and allow to cook until golden on both sides.

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2 Responses to Poor Man’s Crabcakes

  1. Penniless Veggie says:

    Ooh, thanks, courgettes growing in our garden too now! Could you tell me what Old Bay Seasoning tastes like, as I can’t get it here?

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