In October there is still plenty of fresh and still cheap vegetables available in the market. I got large zucchini from my Mum, all other ingredients I had already at home, so I made easy Vegetable pancakes. Delicious, easy and healthy. Highly recommended! 🙂
1 lb / half kg zucchini
1 red bell pepper
2 cloves garlic
a few sprigs of parsley
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
salt and pepper
oil for frying
parsley and greek yogurt for serving
Peel zucchini- or not:) if the skin is soft you can leave it, just like I did. Shred zucchini. Add some salt and set aside so that the juices came out.
In a meantime clean and shred red bell pepper, chop onion and garlic. Chop parsley.
Drain juices from zucchini, transfer zucchini and other vegetables to the bowl, add flour and an egg, season with salt and pepper.
Place a portion of the dough on the pan with hot oil. Fry 3 minutes on one side, flip and fry another 2 minutes until golden and crispy.
I like vegetable pancakes served with garlic sauce or just a plain Greek yogurt with salt and pepper and chopped parsley.
I’m sure you’d like another Polish vegetables’ pancakes – Fuczki, which are prepared with sauerkraut.
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A season for zucchinis is long, you can get it fresh and full of flavor for the whole Summer and most of Autumn. Some may say that it’s taste might be bland, I say – it’s delicate and once you add favorite seasonings you have your favorite dish <3 . Let’s take for instance Zucchini pancakes – an onion sauteed in butter and garlic sauce on the side add my pancakes a gorgeous twist.
Polish Leczo is a vegetables stew with Polish pork sausage. It is a dish with Hungarian origins. You cook seasonal, use red peppers, tomatoes and zucchini the moment they are the best and the cheapest. You can cook a big pot of food for a family of 6 for a week:)
In Poland Leczo started to be popular in hard times of PRL, when there was shortage of everything in stores. There was also time when garden plots where very popular, Poles where growing their own carrots, tomatoes, parsley, cucumbers, peppers. Totally bio and eco:)
I remember when I was 6-8 years old, we were spending vacations on our large garden plot and sleeping in a Summer small house. My father was planting tomatoes & cucumbers for sale and other vegetables for our own use. We had zucchinis, but not eating them while they are small, but waiting them to grow to 2-3 kg each:) Then my Mum was cooking Polish Stuffed Zucchini.
Nowadays it is hard to find these big zucchinis in stores, but when I go to Farmers market, I get them from real farmers, not the sellers that buy in wholesalers and just distribute goods. They cost about 1 USD per kilogram.
Polish Stuffed Zucchini was one of the dishes that my Mum made for our big family those days. It was quite cheap to make: you use minced meat mixed with rice, so you can manage on your own the ratio between them:)