Summertime Fried Veggie Cakes

Updated on February 27, 2020
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Garden veggie and potato latkes recipe.
Garden veggie and potato latkes recipe. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 12-15 cakes

Veggie Dishes

My husband and I definitely love our vegetables. Whether it's a light snack or really chowing down, there is something about vegetable meals that can really satisfy my tummy and my soul. We made these one night while experimenting with a traditional potato pancake recipe. They came out quite yummy and it was love at first bite! This summer veggie side is made about the same way you would make traditional potato pancakes or latkes. But how do I make potato pancakes?

Carrots in potato pancakes?!
Carrots in potato pancakes?! | Source

How Do You Make Potato Pancakes?

A quick search for potato pancakes or latkes will open a floodgate of recipes both traditional and new wave, like this version. Some are made from shredded potatoes while others are made from mashed potatoes—both are yummy! You can whip them up from scratch or use a store-bought box mix. We do both in our kitchen. Check out my tutorial on how to prepare store-bought latke mix and how to dress them up with yummy additions like red bell peppers. The version in this recipe is made much like the shredded potato version but with some extra ingredients. A couple staple ingredients that really make a potato latke (besides the potato) are eggs, flour, and salt. Egg batter helps hold the pancake together. Flour helps to crisp it up while cooking. And salt—well everything is better with salt. Even seasoned chefs on competitive cooking shows like Chopped are told time and time again that their dish is lacking salt!


This set up will make your potato pancake adventures a breeze. You can easily remove them from your frying pan and let them cool/drip on a baking rack. The cookie sheet below will keep grease off your cakes and off of the rest of your kitchen. For truly easy clean up, use a sheet of aluminum foil as a liner. Some cooks will drain their potato pancakes on paper towels or just stack them up as they cook, but I find these methods make the latkes too greasy.

Grated onion, carrot, potato, and zucchini.
Grated onion, carrot, potato, and zucchini. | Source


  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 2 small potatoes, shredded
  • 1 small lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • sprinkling of salt
  • vegetable oil, for frying

Fried Potato Cakes

Easy Potato Recipes
Easy Potato Recipes | Source


  1. Use a grater to shred zucchini, carrots, and potatoes. Chop onion and parsley. Juice small lime—this should yield about 1 tablespoon of lime juice.
  2. In medium-large mixing bowl, toss veggies together with onion and parsley. Add lime juice and mix well.
  3. Combine eggs, flour and salt and continue mixing. Ensure all ingredients are mixed together and coated well.
  4. Pour oil into frying pan. Place about 1/4 inch on bottom of pan and turn on medium heat. Oil is ready when shimmering.
  5. Using a spoon, scoop and place dollops of your veggie mixture into the pan. Gently press on centers with back of spoon to flatten and ensure thorough and even cooking.
  6. Each side cooks in about 6 minutes or so. You'll know it's time to flip when you see the edges of your cake becoming golden brown.
  7. When both sides are cooked, remove from pan and place on rack to cool and drain.
  8. Enjoy! Refrigerate any left-overs.

Tips for Easy Potato Cakes

How do I flip this little pancake without splashing myself with hot oil?

Tilt pan away from you. Oil will drip down to that side. Flip pancake not submerged in oil. Repeat. Return pan to flat position when finished flipping.

My mixture keeps separating. Why?

This happens. Give your mix a good stir each time you spoon out a new batch. That gooey egg mix is important and can't get left behind.

Won't all my veggie cakes be cold by the time I'm done cooking them?

Maybe. Stick your cookie sheet with baking rack and latkes in a warm oven to keep them cozy until you're ready to serve them.

Recipes for Vegetables
Recipes for Vegetables | Source

Heather Says

These cakes had a very fresh summery taste that reminded me a little of coleslaw. The portions of veggies in this recipe kept the three main components (potatoes, carrots, zucchini) about equal. If you prefer less of a zucchini taste, use only half or experiment with your own vegetables. The important ingredients are eggs and flour which help hold the cakes together and make them crispy (respectively). These are yummy as is, with a little sour cream, or your favorite salad dressing. Enjoy.

Veggie cakes with sausage and egg pizza.
Veggie cakes with sausage and egg pizza. | Source
2.7 stars from 6 ratings of Summertime Veggie Cakes


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    • Jean Bakula profile image

      Jean Bakula 

      2 years ago from New Jersey

      I love potato pancakes and the additional veggies make this recipe sound like a real winner! I can't wait to try it.

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      Ronald E Franklin 

      4 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      Congrats on your HOTD. This looks great, and I think I'm going to volunteer my wife to fix some for us to try.

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      4 years ago

      Congrats on your Hub of the Day award for this veggie cakes recipe!

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      4 years ago

      Congratulations on HOTC!!

      OMG! I must make these right now! Thanks for the meal!

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      Liz Elias 

      4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Sounds yummy--always looking for new vegetarian recipes!

      Bookmarked, shared and pinned.

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      4 years ago

      Oh, gotta try this, for sure!

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      Kimberley Clarke 

      4 years ago from England

      Cor! Must try this - great recipe and delish pics!

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      Kristen Howe 

      4 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Heather, congrats on HOTD! I would love to try these latkes real soon. Delicious recipe!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Congratulations for the HOTD!

      Excellent work sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the details of these mouth watering recipes.

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      Barbara Purvis Hunter 

      4 years ago from Florida


      Thanks for saving this recipe it is close to one my Grandmother made for us during summer vacations. She had her own garden and we pick the veggie that she cooked for us.

      Thanks and sharing,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Yum! Can't wait to try this. Congrats!

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      Karen S Falcon 

      8 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      YUM YUM & YUM! Beautiful pics and awesome recipes! Me likey a-lot (heart)

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      8 years ago from USA

      Nice recipe! I am definitely going to try this with the kids!

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      8 years ago

      Such a simple idea but it takes someone to remind you that many vegetables can be shredded and fried into pancakes like potatoes.

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      8 years ago from Scotland

      These look so good. I will definitely try this recipe out.

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      8 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Looks delicious! Should try soon.


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