Tis the Season, for Fried Zucchini

Soon your neighbors will be trying to pawn excess zucchini off on whomever will be gullible enough to say yes.  My husband loves fried zucchini and would eat it  every night. For me, I’m still learning to like it and wanting a few more ways to use this abundant vegetable that will stretch our food budget. It’s part of the squash family which I’m really trying to like.

This years first zucchini actually came from the produce stand in the parking lot at work.

Fried Zucchini Recipe

Fried Zucchini is simple to make, it’s stopping that is the hard part.

Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Vegetable Oil (1/8-1/4 inch in frying pan)
  • Salt (I use ground sea salt)
  • Pepper (again freshly ground is best)
Directions:
  1. Slice into 1/8″ slices
  2. Mix cup of milk and one egg
  3. Soak slices in milk mixture for 30 minutes (flour sticks better)
  4. Dip slices in flour and coat well.
  5. Heat oil on medium high. Check temperature by sprinkling a “dusting” of flour in oil. If it sizzles oil is ready.
  6. Place coated flour pieces in oil and cook until underside is lightly brown.
  7. Season with salt and pepper before turning.
  8. Turn and brown.
  9. Drain in paper towels
  10. Eat and enjoy

I’m all about fast and easy so when I’m slicing a lot for the freezer I use a mandolin slicer for my veggies. Comes in handy for pickles, squash, and of course zucchini.

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Last year I sliced and froze zucchini to put in soups which really added color and texture to my soups. I’ll probably try the old stand by, zucchini bread and muffins, but those get tiring after a while. I found the following zucchini recipes which sound very interesting and a little different. This may be a new segment, my zucchini adventure, so stay tuned for more recipes.

I do want to try and make zucchini spaghetti out of spirals, from what I’ve heard you just have to quickly dip the veggie noodles in boiling water, then top with pasta sauce.  A lot of people eat them raw, but first I need to get a spiral slicer.

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BTW, my husband said I he will be frying zucchini every night, so I WON’T have enough to pickle etc…soooo neighbors and friends bring me your large green veggies, and I’ll share my cooking experiments. Below are a few I’m going to try.

Pickled Zucchini-refrigerator variety
Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles-cooked and canned
Breaded Zucchini Fries
Fried Zucchini Patties

Zucchini Recipe Books

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9 thoughts on “Tis the Season, for Fried Zucchini

  1. My go to recipe source is Epicurious.com. You will find lots of ways to use the zucchini there. And don’t forget to make fritters out of squash blossoms, picking only the male blossoms of course.

    1. Ok, how do you tell the male from the female blossoms? Since I never grew zucchini before I haven’t a clue,…duh should be elementary.

  2. Girl I have been wanting some fried zucchini so bad! Haven’t seen any around here yet, I’ll have look harder. 🙂 These look YUMMY!!

    By the way, thank you so much for the Sunshine Award nomination! I haven’t forgotten it…or you…been having some trouble with my shoulder (getting an MRI today, they think it’s a slipped disc) but I’ve started writing my response and picking my nominees! I promise to have it up soon! Thanks again! 🙂

    1. Hi Bonnie, nice to see you here again, sorry to hear bout your shoulder though. Goodness knows I’m behind too. I got another award right after the first. I’ll get to that in a week or so probably. Need to think about different nominees.

      Thinking about a revamp of my links, blog roll, design. I’d like my images to be bigger but haven’t seen anything I like so far.

    1. You’re welcome, I always like to link to fellow bloggers when I can. The recipe results might end up on here, if so I’ll link to you again.

  3. I can’t get a zucchini plant to grow. Pests have found different ways to kill my plants for two years in a row, so while zucchini recipes make my mouth water, I can only wish. Maybe I will try this with green tomatoes, which we seem to have plenty of.

    1. Well, since my post half of our zucchini plants have succumbed to some insect that at at their base. But, we do have a friend who has started to supply us with ample armloads of zucchini

      1. I found what looked like a fat grub eating out the inside of the stem base. That was this year’s culprit–last year, it was stink bugs that gave the plants a virus which killed them. I understand those are an invasive species. Either way, a disappointment. Hooray for kind neighbors!

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