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Zucchini potato pancakes with tzatziki

Crispy fried pancakes with delicious fresh tzatziki dip

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Zucchini potato pancakes with tzatziki

Holiday in Bavaria and what do I do? Delicious zucchini potato pancakes with Tzatziki . Quite yummy I must say and my husband and I were so hungry again that we ate the portion for 4 people completely. Includes a salad of lentils and cucumber. I must say that the calculation is actually more for 6 people. My husband got really scared right away when I told him that. “Are we maybe eating way too much?” he asked – I immediately had to laugh out loud when I heard this sentence come out of my 2 meter tall husband’s mouth. All good, I would say. Let’s get started!

Pouf, pouf, vegan Zucchini potato pancakes

Zucchini potato pancakes with tzatziki
Zucchini potato pancakes with tzatziki

Once again a dish with Potato ? Yes absolutely, since it is nevertheless often vegan cuisine neglected. Especially because the Sweet potato so often outstrips it. Both types of potatoes have their justification and I love them both. The Sweet potato is supposed to be healthier, especially because it contains more beta-carotene (precursor of vitamin A). Personally, though, I think it’s the mix that makes it. Sometimes a sweet and sometimes a normal Potato . Quasi the agony of choice or simply a luxury problem?

Our pancakes today are actually quite simple to make. Zucchini i, Potatoes , Flaxseed eggs , flour, salt, pepper and a little nutmeg. That’s it actually! If you like you can always add more fresh herbs, Italian or French? Everything that tastes good is also allowed.

Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure the buffers succeed:

  • Zucchini have relatively high moisture, so be sure to squeeze beforehand (see preparation steps below).
  • There must be a little fat in the pan, otherwise the pancakes will not be crispy and nicely browned. Here I recommend a high heat (high oleic) frying and baking oil, some coconut oil, or another heat resistant oil. I have linked you my favorite oil below in the ingredients list.
  • If you want to save oil, you can also fry the pancakes only briefly with very little oil in the pan and then let them bake in the oven at 190Grad circulating air for 20 minutes.
  • Be sure to press the pancakes very flat and cook them well done. After all, the potato is raw and needs a few minutes to be completely cooked. The thinner, the faster they are through.
  • Best eaten fresh as the zucchini softens the pancakes and they don’t taste as good reheated

Vegan potato pancakes make a real mood

Zucchini potato pancakes with tzatziki
Zucchini potato pancakes with tzatziki

What must not be missing from the buffers in any case? A delicious dip, in this case a homemade tzatziki . Ideally I serve a delicious salad and the main course is ready. For dessert I recommend a piece of Zwetschgendatschi (plum cake) or Brownie , of course always with a scoop Vanilla ice cream .

The zucchini potato pancakes with tzatziki are:

  • aromatic
  • Hearty
  • Spicy
  • filling
  • simple to be produced

Let’s get started with this delicious vegan pancake. I wish you a lot of fun with the re-cooking and am happy about a review at the bottom of this page. If you post a picture, use the hashtag #veganevibes.

Zucchini potato pancakes with tzatziki

Zucchini potato pancakes with tzatziki

Crispy baked pancakes made from zucchini and potatoes, served with tzatziki based on coconut yogurt. Perfect as a vegan, filling main dish or as a side dish with grilled meats.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main course
Cuisine german
Calories 134


4 Servings


  • 3 tbspn Flaxseed eggs 3 tbsp ground flax seeds + 9 tbsp hot water
  • 500 g Potatoes mainly firm cooking, finely grated, 4-5 pieces, I use my MagiMix here
  • 500 g Zucchini finely grated, 3 ½ cups, I use here my MagiMix
  • 4 tbspn Spelt flour gladly replace 50% with cornstarch, for gluten-free eaters, use gluten-free flour blend
  • ¼ tbspn Nutmeg grated
  • 1 tbspn Salt + a little more for dehydration see preparation steps below
  • Optional: Italian herbs to taste
  • 15-30 ml Frying oil or other high heat oil 1-2 tsp for frying out


  • A portion of tzatziki
  • Basil or other fresh herbs to taste
  • * make your own Italian herb mix: 2 tablespoons basil 2 tbsp. oregano, 1 tbsp. rosemary, 1 tbsp. thyme, 1 tsp. sage


  • Prepare flaxseed eggs in a small bowl. Set aside.
    3 tbspn Flaxseed eggs
    Zucchini-Kartoffel Puffer mit Tzatziki
  • If not already done, peel potatoes and grate finely. Cut off both ends of the zucchini and grate finely. I use my MagiMix for this. However, an ordinary kitchen grater will also work.
    500 g Potatoes
    Zucchini-Kartoffel Puffer mit Tzatziki
  • Place grated zucchini and potato in a large bowl, add 1 tsp salt and mix well with your hands. Let stand 3-5 minutes, the salt now pulls water from the vegetables.
    500 g Potatoes, 500 g Zucchini
  • Then place potato and zucchini graters in a clean kitchen towel or nut milk bag and squeeze well. I squeezed out about 200ml of liquid.
    Zucchini-Kartoffel Puffer mit Tzatziki
  • Add spelt flour, flaxseed eggs, salt, pepper and nutmeg and knead well once with your hands.
    3 tbspn Flaxseed eggs, 4 tbspn Spelt flour, 1 tbspn Salt + a little more for dehydration, ¼ tbspn Nutmeg
    Zucchini-Kartoffel Puffer mit Tzatziki
  • Heat a frying pan and add about 1 tablespoon of frying oil. TIP: I like to work with 2 pans in parallel so that the pancakes are ready faster.
    Optional: Italian herbs to taste, 15-30 ml Frying oil or other high heat oil
    Zucchini-Kartoffel Puffer mit Tzatziki
  • Portion with a tablespoon and form a ball. Place in pan and flatten with a spatula. Sauté for about 5 minutes per side.
  • TIP: It is best to make the pancakes very thin, so they are cooked faster and become very crispy.
    Zucchini-Kartoffel Puffer mit Tzatziki
  • Test a buffer to see if it is cooked through.
  • Repeat step 7 until the dough is used up.
  • Serve on plates with homemade tzatziki. Enjoy immediately, or keep warm in the oven at 100degrees (or warming drawer).
    A portion of tzatziki, Basil or other fresh herbs to taste, * make your own Italian herb mix: 2 tablespoons basil
    Zucchini-Kartoffel Puffer mit Tzatziki
  • Best fresh. Dough keeps (unbaked) 1-2 days covered in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1PortionCalories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 120mgPotassium: 843mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 250IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 5mg

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