2 medium zucchini, coarsely shredded and squeezed dry
1 small onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
In a large bowl, combine the zucchini with the onion, garlic, cheese, eggs and vegetable oil. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt.
In each of 2 very large skillets, heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil until shimmering. Add slightly heaping 2 tablespoon-mounds of batter to the skillets 3 inches apart. Spread each pancake to a 2 1/2-inch round and cook over moderately high heat until golden around the edges and bubbling in the center, about 3 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook until golden on the bottoms, about 2 minutes longer. Serve hot.
The pancakes can be cooked early in the day; drain on paper towels and reheat in a warm oven.