marți, 14 iunie 2011


Yesterday i had the first harvest ever: my first zucchini!!!! 9 pieces!!! Wonderful zucchini!!! I was so happy. Today i used them and made the best zucchini soup and fried zucchini-cakes. I'll post the recipes, maybe they inspire somebody.

Zucchini soup:
1 anion
1 carrot
1 pepper
2 big zucchini
2 smaller tomatoes
2 liters water (1/2 gallon)
salt, pepper
olive oil
4 egg yolks
1/2-1 pound sour cream
1/2 lemon
Cut the anion in small pieces and shred the carrot. Heat up the olive oil, add the anion and the carrot and steer for 3-4 minutes. Add the water. Cut the zucchini in 1/2-1 inch pieces, cut the pepper in strips. When the water is boiling, add the zucchini and the pepper. Boil for about 20-30 minutes and add the tomatoes, cut in small pieces. Add salt and pepper. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon. Mix the sour cream with egg yolks, add some liquid from the pot to warm it up. Add it in the soup. Remove the pot from stove, add the dill cut very fine and let it rest for a few minutes. Enjoy it!!!!

Fried zucchini-cakes:
2 zucchini
1 big potato
shredded cheese (as much as you want, i used about 1/2 cup)
3 eggs
2-3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
olive oil
Shred the zucchini, salt them and let them into a strainer for 1/2 hour. Squeeze out all the liquid. Shred the potato and squeeze it out. Add it to the zucchini, add the shredded cheese too. Add eggs, breadcrumbs and chopped dill. Mix them very well. Warm up a few tablespoons of olive oil into a pan and with a spoon add the zucchini batter and form small cakes. Fry them until golden, turn them on the other side and fry again. Take them out on a paper towel. Delicious!!!!

3 comentarii:

  1. Congratulations on your 1st harvest. The soup & cakes sound good. I make zucchini cakes but never thought about puttin potato in it, I'll have to try it that way as soon as my zucchini come in :)

  2. The recipes sound great! Never had zucchini soup not fried cakes either. I'll have to try them if I get some zucchini.

  3. Thank you, Jennifer and Joan. I was not expecting to have such a satisfaction for my first harvest. I was very delighted. Try these recipes, they are great for summer. You can eat the soup warm or cold from the cooler, if you want.