How to Make Potato-Squash Pancakes with Lox

Wondering how to use that excess of summer squash? Here is a great idea. Put grated squash into potato pancakes. Here’s how I do it.

Finished potato squash pancakes


2 eggs

1/4 C all purpose flour

!/2 to 1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp paprika

1 1/2 to 2 C grated summer squash such as zucchini or yellow squash

1 1/2 to 2 C grated potatoes such as Russet

butter and /or bacon fat for the skillet

sour cream

2-3 T capers

4 oz lox or smoked salmon

Mix eggs, flour, salt, and paprika together in a mixing bowl/ Grate the squash and potatoes using a box grater, and mix grated vegetables into the egg-flour mixture. Heat butter and/or bacon fat in a skillet over medium heat. Fry until first side is crispy and brown. Flip pancakes and cook until second side is crispy and brown. Put onto serving plates and garnish with sour cream, capers, and lox. Serves 2-3

Gather the ingredients


Mix all together

Fry them up. serve, and garnish

I used about half of that Cocozelle squash in the photo. You can use all summer squash to make pancakes, but they come out too soft with no structural integrity. Use 50:50 squash and potato for best results. You can vary the spices or add herbs. For example, add chives. Or use smoked paprika. or Louisiana hot sauce, or Herbs de Provence. Use your imagination and make this recipe your own.

About Lou Murray, Ph.D.

I'm a retired medical researcher, retired professional writer/photographer, avid gardener, and active environmentalist living in southern California. I wrote a weekly newspaper column on environmental topics in the Huntington Beach Independent for many years. I also supervised environmental restoration projects and taught at the Orange County Conservation Corps before retiring in the summer of 2016. This blog chronicles my efforts to live a green life growing as much food as possible for my husband and myself on a 4,500 sq ft yard that is covered mainly by house, garage, driveway, and sidewalks. I am also dedicated to combatting global climate change.
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1 Response to How to Make Potato-Squash Pancakes with Lox

  1. Scott Murray says:

    Looks quite good


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