Its zucchini season around here, which means I need to come up with 27 news ways to incorporate zucchini into our meal every night.
I have scoured the internet and come across quite a few great recipes! Zucchini pasta and cakes (like crab-cakes) and chocolate zucchini cakes and zucchini fries. The list goes on and on!
But as my hubby was slicing some the other night, I got to thinking. What about deep fried zucchini slices! I had not seen that yet… but I have a feeling it would taste good!
(Apparently this technique has been around FOREVER. It is not my original idea by any means. It was just sorta new to me.)
I mean really, you could deep fry a shoe and it would still taste good to me.
So anyway, I cut up two medium zucchini into 1/4 inch slices.
Ok, so maybe that is a tad bigger then 1/4 inch. I have never been good with details.
Then I whipped up a batter to dunk the zucchini in.
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt (I used Kosher)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups water
Mix together water and egg. Combine dry ingredients, add wet to dry, and mix until incorporated. It should be really thick!
Then just pick up a slice of zucchini and fully coat it in the batter.
No need to give it an egg wash or dry them off or anything. The batter will stay on!
Look at that. Did I mention this dish is really good for you? No? Probably cause its not.
(I used Canola Oil for frying.)
After they get nice a browned, just put them on paper towel so you dab up the excess oil.
Now here is an important part! You can let these sit for a GOOD fifteen minutes before eating. They will stay hot and they will stay yummy!
We covered (and I do mean covered) these in our house blend.
1 cup sea salt (or Kosher)
1/4 cup garlic salt
1/4 cup coarse black pepper
Eventually I just added a heaping tablespoon of that blend right to the batter, and we decided we liked that too!
But I wasnt satisfied with just the salt. I wanted more.
I wanted sweet!
So I just covered these in powder sugar. I thought it was delicious, but hubby preferred the salted ones.
The nice thing about this recipe is, you can make both at the same time!
And you really cant go wrong with chocolate.
This is definitely our new favorite way to eat zucchini.
(Sorry that I keep ending my posts with questions) What is your favorite way to eat zucchini? If you have blogged about it, be sure to post a link! I would love to stop by!