Potato-Zucchini Nests



  • 1 large potato (yields 2 cups shredded potatoes)
  • 1 small green squash (yields 1 cup grated green squash)
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chives to garnish



  • Peel the potato and grate with a coarse grater.
  • Wash the grated potato for about 3-4 times (The reason to wash after grating is to remove the starch.  Starch makes the potatoes to stick to a pan when frying/sautéing  So when you wash away the starch, it would be easy to fry).
  • Transfer grated potatoes to a large bowl.
  • Stir in the grated squash, salt and pepper
  • Divide the potato mixture into 4 portions of equal size.
  • Take each portion and make them into a ball.  Then flatten them between your palms to make a patty.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and cook 2 of the patties over high heat for about 1 minute on each side.
  • Reduce heat and cook patties on both sides until crisp (about 5 minutes).
  • Drain on paper towel.
  • Garnish with chives (optional)
  • Serve hot
  • Yields 4 patties

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