Poor Man's Crab Cakes
This came from Paula Deen's January/February 2009 magazine so it's not original to me. You can't beat real crab cakes but this comes close. Take a bite, close your eyes and let the faint taste of Old Bay seasoning fool your taste buds. Probably will add more Old Bay next time for for right now, I'm going to enjoy these for dinner.
Sorry the top picture is a little fuzzy, it's not your eyes and don't adjust your glasses.
1 1/2 sups shredded zucchini squeezed dry (about 1 large)
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
2 T grated onion
2 T all-purpose flour
1 T mayonnaise
1 t Old Bay seasoning
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
Vegetable oil for frying
Garnish: sour cream, sliced cherry tomatoes
In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Add eggs, stirring to combine. Shape mixture into small patties (about 10 per batch).
In a large skillet, pour enough oil to make a thin layer in bottom of skillet. Heat over medium-high heat. Cook patties in hot oil (has to be hot or crab cakes will soak up the oil), in batches if necessary, for about 2 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels. Garnish with sour cream and tomatoes, if desired. Serve immediately.