Any diet, as well as fasting – a restriction in food. But the dishes without meat are also very tasty and satisfying. Especially if it is squash pancakes and cutlets.

Classic recipe
how приготовить сочные котлеты из кабачков
Ingredients amount
zucchini 350-450 g
wheat flour 40-50 g
chicken egg 1-2 pieces.
garlic 2 teeth
vegetable oil 70 ml
salt and pepper taste
Time for preparing: 20 minutes Calories per 100 grams: 141 Kcal

Stages of cooking:

  1. Washed and peeled zucchini grate on a coarse grater, shift into a bowl and leave alone for 5-10 minutes;
  2. During this time, mix the raw egg, salt, flour and crushed or finely grated garlic in a separate dish. It is necessary to interfere until a homogeneous elastic mass is obtained;
  3. Squash squeeze and shift to the dough, once again mix everything well. If the resulting mass seems too thick, then you can pour a part of the juice into it, and if it is too liquid, then you need to add flour. To check the density, simply scoop a portion of the dough with a spoon. It should not flow from it;
  4. Pour oil into the pan so that the bottom is closed by 2-3 millimeters, then put the pan on the fire and heat it;
  5. When the oil becomes hot, you need to put a few lozenges in it with a spoon. In this case, the flame under the pan can be reduced to the middle, so that the pancakes are not just roasted at the edges, but evenly baked;
  6. After the chops are browned on the one hand, they need to be turned over and fried on the other. Estimated time to cook one serving – 4-5 minutes.

When the cutlets are fully prepared, they must be removed from the pan and served on the dining table along with any vegetable or cereal side dish. Also, they can additionally make sour cream sauce.

Zucchini cutlets with greens and potatoes

When the zucchini is not very much, but I want to eat delicious vegetable fritters, you can add potatoes to the dough.


cutlets из кабачка

  • zucchini – 200-250 g;
  • potatoes – 200-250 g;
  • wheat flour – 50-70 g;
  • 1-2 eggs;
  • garlic – 2-3 cloves;
  • vegetable oil – 100 ml;
  • salt and pepper to taste;
  • fresh greens (parsley, dill) – to taste.

Cooking time – 30-35 minutes.

Calories in 100 g – 154 kcal.

How to cook:

  1. Pure zucchini grate and squeeze. Peel raw potatoes, then grate and also slightly squeeze out excess juice;
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the egg, spices, flour, grated or crushed garlic and chopped fresh herbs. Stir until the mixture becomes homogeneous;
  3. Add squeezed vegetables there, stir again and evaluate the thickness of the dough. If it seems too liquid, then be sure to add a little flour;
  4. Put the first batch of vegetable cutlets on a heated and greased pan with a spoon. Give it a little browned on one side and slightly dry on top. After that, the pancakes can be flipped and fried from the second side. The fire should not be too strong or too weak..

This dish is more harmonious in taste, as the potato is a good complement to the zucchini. If desired, raw potatoes can be replaced with mashed potatoes, cooked without milk and butter. Then, less flour will be needed in the dish, as the dough will be more dry..

As a side dish for such meatballs it is best to use cooked cereals or noodles..

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Take note of the recipe for spicy chicken sauce “Teriyaki”.

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Lenten squash cutlets with oatmeal

What you need:

  • zucchini – 500 g;
  • oatmeal – 3 glasses;
  • chicken egg – 1 pc;
  • onion – 1 pc;
  • garlic – 1 clove;
  • sunflower or olive oil for frying – 0.5 cups;
  • greens, salt and spices – to taste.

Cooking time – 20-35 minutes.

Calories in 100 g – 147 kcal.

Cooking meatballs correctly:

cutlets из кабачков

  1. Grind flakes in a blender, coffee grinder or food processor. And in the resulting form, add to the zucchini. Or you can make flakes with boiling water for 15 minutes, and then squeeze and send to the dough;
  2. Zucchini need to grate and squeeze, combine with flakes, raw egg, chopped greens, finely chopped onions, crushed garlic, salt and spices. Stir the dough with a spoon;
  3. Using a spoon, form the mass of cutlets and fry them in hot vegetable oil on each side for 3-5 minutes.

Before serving, squash pancakes can be decorated with thick sour cream sauce and greens.

This dish is different from similar ones in that it can be cooked with or without eggs. Since the oatmeal themselves bind the dough. But it is better for the flakes to be pre-brewed with boiling water..

Zucchini cutlets with minced meat and cheese in the oven

Zucchini fritters can be a real festive dish if cooked with minced meat and cheese.

Ingredients needed:

  • zucchini – 500 g;
  • minced meat (chicken, beef or pork) – 200-250 g;
  • onions – 1 pc;
  • chicken egg – 1 pc;
  • wheat flour – 4-5 Art. spoons;
  • hard cheese – 100-200 g;
  • garlic – 1-2 cloves;
  • greens, salt and spices – to taste.

Cooking time – 35-45 minutes.

Calories in 100 g – 130-160 kcal.

Cooking rules:

  1. Minced meat is fried with finely chopped onion, salt and pepper a little. Then allow to cool; to make фарш
  2. Squashes are washed, rubbed and squeezed, and then mixed with minced meat, eggs, spices and flour; to rub кабачки
  3. Cheese tinder on a coarse grater and optionally, either added to the dough itself, or used as a powder on the formed patties; to make котлеты
  4. The baking sheet is oiled or covered with baking paper. Spread spoon-shaped pancakes on top and sprinkle them with cheese;
  5. And all this is sent to an oven preheated to 180-200 degrees, where they bake for 20 minutes.. fry котлеты
The resulting chops are allowed to cool slightly to harden the cheese crust. They are served to the table with a garnish of boiled or fried potatoes..

 Minced fish, zucchini and semolina in a slow cooker

What you need:

  • any fish fillet (hake, cod) – 500 g;
  • zucchini – 200 g;
  • egg – 1 pc;
  • semolina – 2-3 tbsp. spoons;
  • onions – 1 pc;
  • garlic – 1-2 cloves;
  • greens, salt and spices – to taste.

Cooking time – 30-45 minutes.

Calories in 100 g – 139 kcal.

How to cook:

  1. Screw fish fillets in a meat grinder or blender. You can also take ready-made minced fish;
  2. Add minced meat or finely grated vegetables to the minced meat: onion and garlic;
  3. Separately wrap or grate zucchini and allow the juice to drain from it. Then mix the mixture with minced fish, beaten egg, spices, salt and semolina;
  4. Thoroughly mix the minced meat with a spoon and let it stand so that the semolina swelled;
  5. Form neat cutlets and put in a special container for steaming in a slow cooker;
  6. Pour hot water into the bowl of the multi-cooker, set the steaming tank and set the mode “Steamer” or “Cooking”. Then you need to close the lid and run the program for 25-30 minutes. After this time, fish squash with zucchini should be ready.

This tasty dish is suitable not only for those who are fasting or low-carb diets, but also for feeding children..

Such squash cutlets can be fried in a slow cooker. To do this, you need to grease the bowl, put the cutlets on the bottom and put the Frying or the Oven mode on the device. Cutlets also need to be turned over, as when cooking on a gas or electric stove.

Useful tips

If you just take the first zucchini and hurry up to make burgers out of it, then the desired dish may turn out to be too liquid, shapeless, or even unpalatable. To avoid this, you just need to follow the advice of experienced chefs..

  1. For cutlets and fritters from the zucchini, you can take both a young vegetable and an old one. Young squash wash well enough. After which it can be rubbed along with the peel and seeds. But if the skin is a little rough or damaged, then it is better to remove it. If the zucchini is old, then it must be cleaned and the seeds removed;
  2. After cleaning the zucchini need to grate on a coarse grater or twist with a meat grinder or blender. Then leave the zucchini alone for a while and then squeeze or drain the juice with a colander. This will remove the excess moisture, so with further preparation the dough will not be too liquid;
  3. The thicker and drier the dough for squash cutlets and fritters, the better they are cooked. Too thin batter stays raw longer. Knead the dough with a spoon;
  4. So that the finished pancakes are not too fat, then after removing them from the pan you need to either put them on a special plate on which they will drain, or get wet with a paper towel;
  5. You can just pour the chicken egg into the dough, or you can mix it up a little beforehand with the salt. Then the cutlets will be softer, but when kneaded, the dough will take more flour;
  6. Instead of flour for the dough, you can take semolina. But then before frying or baking, the prepared mince should stand alone for another 20 minutes. During this time the semolina will swell, so that the cutlets will come out more lush;
  7. Parsley and hops-suneli are the best seasonings for zucchini dishes;
  8. If fish or minced meat is present in the dough, in addition to vegetables, then cutlets from it before frying should be rolled in flour or breadcrumbs;
  9. To make fish or meat patties with zucchini easier to mold, hands should be wet.

Zucchini cutlets are allowed with most therapeutic diets. And due to their composition they are eaten even in the most strict post..