Randy Mayor
4 servings (serving size: 1 pancake and about 3/4 cup salad)

These potato pancakes make an ideal base for the tangy olive and tomato salad, and they are a great side for a spring vegetable ragout. For a different twist, and to save prep time, you can serve them with purchased tomato salsa.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare pancakes, place potatoes, zucchini, and onion in a clean kitchen towel, and squeeze out excess liquid. Combine potato mixture, egg substitute, matzo meal, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and dash of pepper in a large bowl, and stir gently to blend.

Step 2

Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in a nonstick griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spoon about 1 cup potato mixture onto hot pan, spreading to a 6-inch diameter. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate; keep warm. Repeat procedure with the remaining 3 teaspoons oil and remaining potato mixture.

Step 3

To prepare salad, combine tomatoes and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; toss gently. Serve salad on top of pancakes.

Ratings & Reviews

itsgigi's Review

May 19, 2010
I made this for dinner last night, but since there are only 2 of us I wanted to cut it in half. After reading the ingredients, I decided to halve the veggies but retain the full amount of egg substitute and matzo meal. It made more of a "pancake" and was very tasty. I think this solved the problem one reader had with flipping the pancake; this definitely stayed together. I did not, however, make the salad. Both my husband and I liked it and thought it was a great new take on zucchini AND potatoes. I definately will make it again and will probably use it for Passover as we are always looking for different ways to serve vegetables for Seder. I will make mini-pancakes, cook them in advance and then just reheat for the meal.

78jessica's Review

August 22, 2010
These pancakes turned out great. Upon reading other reviews, I actually doubled the eggs and flour (I didn't have matzo meal) which seemed to work really well for keeping them together, even despite the fact that I didn't bother toweling the veggies. (I didn't have olives so I passed on the salad and topped with Feta cheese instead.)

detailaddict's Review

June 28, 2013
Meh...the pancake itself was just ok, possibly just because I added some feta; the tomato salad was a waste of ingredients. The potatoes also didn't read the recipe, because they certainly didn't cook in 6 minutes and even in a well-seasoned, oiled 6" cast-iron skillet they wouldn't turn over without falling apart. I tried broiling the tops in the oven instead but to no avail. The result was edible but it's just as well that I had only enough ingredients for 1/2 a recipe. I needed to use up some potatoes and zucchini and this served the purpose, but I doubt I'd bother with this again.

jupett's Review

August 12, 2011

Jennifer007's Review

July 22, 2010
Turned out very well. I made the tomato salad and also got salsa and sour cream. It was a little too bland with the sour cream but both the tomatoes and the salsa were good complements. Next time, I might try some spices in it but it was very good as-is. The recipe was also really easy to follow.

kateford's Review

March 22, 2010
Awesome! I substituted onion powder for the onion and omitted the olives. I love this recipe, made it a few weeks ago and making again tonight. Shredding wasn't as bad as I thought.

MBH816's Review

July 11, 2010
This was different. I decided to just do the pancakes as a side dish and make them smaller. I used 1/2 cup full and got 7 pancakes for under 100 calories each. Tasted a bit to much onion but I didn't measure my onion I just tossed a average sized onion in the food processor. I added 2 cloves of garlic and subbed bread crumbs for matzo meal. Probably will make again!

SheWhoMustMac09's Review

January 06, 2013