Summertime Grilled Cakes

We all love crab cakes and to many of us, there is no other grilled cake. BUT! You will be so surprised at the flavor of these Summertime Cakes you may just add them to your next menu. Clean, crisp and satisfying, even without the added protein. If you still want that briny taste of crabmeat, go ahead and splurge by adding a 1/2 c. squeezed crabmeat to this recipe.

1 small zucchini, grated, excess water removed*

1 small summer squash, grated with excess water removed

1/2 c. shredded or grated Parmesan cheese

1 c. dried bread crumbs

1/4 t. cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes

1 t. minced garlic in oil

1 egg

Salt and pepper to taste

1-2 T. olive oil

Combine all ingredients, except olive oil, in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Using a heaping tablespoon form the mixture into 8 patties. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once heated, add patties and cook until golden brown. About 3-4 minutes per side. Serve with a side of Creamy Cucumber Salad Dressing and you are good to go!

* To do this, after you grate the zucchini, put the grated zucchini into paper towels and squeeze to release the water)