Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fried Zucchini

yes, fried. that's panko and parmesan breaded and fried. YUM!
it seems zucchini always finds it's way into my one straw farm bag every week at the farmers market. my csa has lots of choices but i guess deep down i must really like zucchini because i always seem to get it. i decided some fried zucchini was in order to use up the end of last weeks zucchini.
this recipe is super easy and really doesn't take much time either if you are set up correctly. you can also make this an hour or so ahead of time and keep them warm and crispy in the oven. i decided to use the same breading for some chicken tenders to make for an easy dinner.
the cheesy, crunchy, garlicky zucchini is so good. every crunch yields the tender zucchini center. to die for. serve this fried zucchini over some homemade (or heck, store-bought) marinara sauce and it's pure crunchy goodness.

Fried Zucchini
(makes 4 side dishes)

2 medium-large zucchini
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup panko
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tbs garlic mrs. dash
2 eggs
olive oil

set out two plates and one shallow bowl. pour flour on one plate, crack two eggs into shallow bowl, and mix panko, parmesan cheese, and mrs. dash on another plate. whisk eggs to even consistency.

slice zucchini into 1/2" thick rounds. dredge zucchini round in flour, dip into egg mixture, then dredge in panko/parmesan mixture. repeat with remaining zucchini rounds.

heat 1/2" of olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. when hot, add zucchini rounds and let fry approximately 2 minutes per side. drain on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. continue with all zucchini rounds, adding more olive oil if necessary.

serve immediately or keep warm in 175 degree F oven until ready to serve.

1 comment:

  1. Gahhhh, why is frying the only thing that makes ANY vegetable look irresistible? :-) Those look ahhh-mazing!


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