Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fried Zucchini makes the world go round, fried food? Now thats just from heaven.

I am a person who from time to time enjoys a good fried mozzarella stick. It's such a great appetizer or guilty snack. It lead me to start thinking of what else would be good breaded and fried? Zucchini! Now I did not invent fried zucchini by any means, but this is my take on how fried zucchini should be made.

First, I don't limit myself to just zucchini, I get his best friend in on the fun too, yellow squash. I cut up the zucchini and squash in to thin "chips". Use as many veggies as you want, I find that one of each makes a great snack for about 4-5 people.

So once you've got them cut up you can put a few at a time into your egg wash. My egg wash is just 3 eggs I whisked in a bowl.

From the egg wash grab one chip at a time and coat it with your breading. I used panko bread crumbs, shredded parmesan and a couple of my favorite seasons. If your shredded parmesan is coarse, you can put it into a food processor with your seasonings to get it finer.

Then once you've dredged your chip in the breading you can put it in to your pot of hot oil. Let cook about a minute on each side and then place it on a paper towel to cool. Its a crispy outside and a warm softer inside. You get the saltiness of the parmesan and the flavor of the seasoning with the crunchiness of your bread crumbs....YUM! Favorite dipping sauces are ranch and ketchup.

Hope you take the chance to enjoy some fried zucchini sometime soon. Feel free to print off the 4x6 recipe card. Talk to you soon friend.