Zucchini Latkes with Tzatziki

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Zucchini Latkes with Tzatziki

My recent obsession with zucchini knows NO bounds.  I make the Zucchini Spaghetti from the summer issue of the magazine almost weekly.  And for lunch, when I am in a rush (which I always am) I just julienne some Zucchini, quickly sauté it and top it with a little marinara and grated Parm.  It's not unheard of that both my lunch and dinner, on any given day, feature this member of the squash family that looks like a cucumber's cousin.

The infatuation all started with my commitment to eat right (zucchini is a "free" veg on most healthy eating plans) and my handheld julienne peeler.  I cried when we had to part ways for 6 weeks when I moved to Israel, Hubby put it on the lift, I wanted to bring it in my makeup case.

My undying love for my julienne peeler notwithstanding, I do think my Zucchini Latkes call for the consistency of shredded zucchini (either on the side of your box grater or in your food processor).  These lovely latkes have no potatoes but they do have a little matzah meal to help hold them together.  Perfect with the usual suspects like applesauce and/or sour cream, but you can also dress 'em up with a quick & easy Tzatiki - a Greek yogurt based sauce.  Make your own semi-homemade Greek yogurt (check out this recipe with step-by-step photos) or buy, it now comes in Cholov Yisroel from Norman's Dairy.

On Chanukah I like to fry fresh daily.  But you can always prep ahead and rewarm in a single layer on a baking pan in the oven (don't overcrowd your pan when frying or your latkes will be soggy and don't stack ‘em when re warming or your latkes will be soggy -- and if you couldn’t tell the goal here is crispy not soggy latkes, got it?).  After an especially long session at my 4 frying pans (yes I have them all going at once) Hubby said I smelled like I just got off a double shift at Burger King, only thing missing was a hairnet.  We both laughed.  I am still laughing.  How would a hairnet look over my snood?

Happy Happy Happy Chanukah!

Don't miss any of our 8 nights of Dairy Delights or any of the recipes in The Chanukah Blog Party - See Below.

Hanukkah Blog Party

Welcome to our first ever Hanukkah Blog Party, hosted CookKosher and Miriam of Overtime Cook. It's traditional on Hanukkah to eat fried treats, most notably donuts and latkes, and we've got a fabulous array of Hanukkah themed recipes, treats and crafts from Jewish bloggers all over the world! Scroll down for links to all of the delicious treats. 

To help get everyone into party mode, we have a bunch of fabulous new cookbooks to giveaway! Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win one of:

2 copies of Susie Fishbein's new Kosher By Design Cooking Coach (sponsored by Artscroll)

2 copies of Leah Schapira's  Fresh and Easy Kosher Cooking (sponsored by Artscroll) 

2 copies of Esther Deutch's CHIC Made Simple (sponsored by the author)

Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 16th. Limit one entry per person per blog, so visit the other blogs for extra chances to win! 

Prizes can only be shipped within the US. Entries must be accompanied by a valid email address in order to qualify.

How to enter: Leave a comment on this post telling us,  What is your favorite kind of latke?

This Contest is Now Closed

Stop by the other blogs and check out these Chanukah Themed Recipes:


Jamie from Joy of Kosher made Zucchini Latkes with Tzatziki

Daniel from Peikes Cookbook made Potato and

Fennel Latkes Fried in Duck Fat With Chinese Five Spice Apple Sauce

Susan from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen made 

Squash and Potato Latkes

Samantha from The Little Ferraro Kitchen made Ruby

Red Beet Latkes with Cumin

Nechamah from TIforOA Food Ideas made

Healthy Oatmeal Latkes

Liz from The Lemon Bowl made 

Traditional Potato Latkes

Yosef from This American Bite made

 Latkes & Brisket on Rye

Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food made 

(I Can't Believe They're Crispy!) Baked Latkes

Laura from Mother Would Know made 

Three Variations of Sweet and Savory Latkes

Sarah from Crispy Bits and Burnt Ends made

Kimchee Latkes

Shulie from Food Wanderings made

Baked Panko Sweet Potato Leek Latkes

Donuts and Desserts: 

Miriam from Overtime Cook made 

Shortcut Cannoli with Chocolate Mousse Filling

Leah from Cook Kosher made

5 Minute Donuts

Estee from The Kosher Scoop made 

Tropical Fruit Fritters

Melinda from Kitchen-Tested made 

Sweet Steamed Buns

Amy from What Jew Wanna Eat made 

Homemade Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Gelt

Avidan from Baking It Up As I Go Along made 

Orange Olive Oil Cake

Tali from More Quiche Please made 

Glazed Chocolate Donut Holes

Amital from Organized Jewish Home made 

Mom's Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Princess Lea from The Frumanista made 


Stephanie and Jessica from The Kosher Foodies made 


Gigi from Gigi's Kitchen made 

Bunuelos: Mini Powdered Cheese Donuts 

Esther from Esther O Designs made

Edible Menorahs

Patti from No Bacon Here made 

Hanukkah Oreo Balls

Shoshana from Couldn't Be Parve made 

Churros con Chocolate

Shaindy from My Happily Hectic Life made 

Inside Out Apple Crisp

Eve from Gluten Free Nosh made 

Gluten-Free Hanukkah Sugar Cookies

The Gluten Free maven made Gluten Free Vegan Cake Donuts

Amy from Baking and Mistaking made 

Mini Cream-Filled French Beignets

Sarah from Food, Words, Photos made

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Victoria from Itsy Bitsy Balebusta made

Pure Vanilla Donuts

Vicky and Ruth from May I Have That Recipe made 

Dulce de Leche and Eggnog cream filled mini sufganiot

Dena from Oh You Cook made

Poached Pears in Pomegranate Sauce

Michele from Kosher Treif Cooking made 

Tiramisu Cheessecake

Sharon from FashionIsha made

Sparkly Chanukah Cookies

Appetizers, Soups, Sauces, Drinks and other Hanukkah Food:

Laura from Pragmatic Attic made 

Caramel Spice Applesauce

Jessie from Bread and Butter made 

Honey Spiced Hanukkah Martini

G6 from Guess Who's Coming 2 Dinner made 

Sweet Potato Leek Soup

Claire from I Love Soup made 

Sweet Potato, Coconut & Lemongrass Soup

Jennifer from Juanita's Cocina made 


Liz from Kosher Like Me made 

Ready, Stuff Roll!

Shelley from The Kosher Home made 

Hanukkah Crafts and Printables