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Zucchini and Potato Pancakes
with Applesauce (Apfelmus)

If you want to cut down on some carbs this is a nice alternative. You can of course use whatever ratio potatoes to zucchini you want but I like it about half and half and I add a bit of mashed potatoes.

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4 Servings


1 1/2 cups grated potato,(1 large) *
1/ 1/2 cups grated zucchini
3 cups ,water
1 teaspoon lemon juice

1/2 cup grated onion
1 potato,boiled, mashed
1 egg,large
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons oil for frying
Sour cream and applesauce (for garnish)

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Grate the zucchini and lightly salt


Grate Potatoes are grated on medium grater.
Grate raw potatoes into water to which lemon juice has been
added. A little vinegar works also, it is just to prevent browning.

Place potatoes in a strainer or cheese cloth and drain off
liquid. Drain well.

Grate onions into bowl of rinsed and drained potatoes

Grate cooked potatoes on medium grater into the bowl for the batter.Mix in the raw and cooked potatoes
with egg, milk, and salt.

Squeeze excess water out of the zucchini and add to the mix
add the egg and flour.


Mix together till you have a nice firm mix t hat will hold together. If it is too loose
add a bit more flour. Form into 8 patties.

7. Heat about 2 tablespoons oil in a frying pan and make patties and fry in batches.
Don't overcrowd the pan

Cook till nice and browned (not lightly browned) on both sides Remove, drain on paper towel, and keep warm in low oven.

Serve with applesauce (Apfelmus) and sour cream or Greek Yogurt

Recipe for Apfelmus


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2 1/2 cups potatoes,(2 large) *
3 cups ,water
1 teaspoon lemon juice

12 Tablespoons grated onion
1 potato,boiled, mashed
1 egg,large 2 med. , beaten
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 vegetable oil,as needed
1 stick butter or Crisco is optional for extra crispiness.
Sour cream and applesauce (for garnish)

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