• 2 pounds zucchini
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup matzah meal
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


Makes 18 large pancakes to serve 6-8.

Peel the zucchini and grate down to the seeds (discard the seeds). Squeeze out the liquid.

Peel the potatoes and grate into the zucchini. Once more, remove the liquid. This is important!

Grate the onion and add to the zucchini mixture. Add the eggs, oil and matzah meal, starting with ½ cup matzah meal and continuing to add more if necessary, until there is body to the mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste and blend well.

In a large, heavy frying pan, heat some vegetable oil until almost smoking. Using a large tablespoon, spoon a round portion of zucchini mixture into the pan and brown on both sides. Serve hot with sour cream or applesauce.

Note: You can also add carrots, parsley and dill to this recipe.

Copyright Joan Nathan