“Z”ucchini

By | April 30, 2012

It’s the last of the A to Z blogging challenge posts, and I’m excited to end with something I LOVE:

Zucchini.

Remember when I got those giant zucchinis from my grandma and wanted to use them all up?

Giant zucchini, how I learned to love you. Now I can't wait for more garden-fresh goodies!

Well, that began my love affair, and now, I’m hooked.

Here’s our most recent zucchini adventures.

Try them, they’re yummy!

Steak, with potatoes, zucchini, and red peppers, sauted with Italian seasoning. YUM.

And a bit less healthy, but so yummy, fried zucchini.

Start by slicing it pretty thin.

About a quarter inch works well for this.

Then it’s time for batter.

Egg wash and crushed cracker crumbs are perfect and delicious.

And then time for frying!

Turn then pretty often to avoid burning, especially if you slice them super think and make them more like chips.

We also baked some and they turned out good, but I think I’d use a bread crumb base for those to help them get more crispy and golden faster.

Still, they were delish!

Hubs liked them, too. And how could you not? Zucchini is awesome!

Your turn! How do you love to cook zucchini? 

4 thoughts on ““Z”ucchini

  1. cubbyholes

    If you have a dehydrator or dry foods in your oven, zucchini and summer squash “chips” are delicious. Slice them very thin, sprinkle a little sea salt , kosher salt, or any powdered seasoning that you like, then dry them. They last forever just about in an air tight container and take up little space, so it’s a great way to use up a lot at a time.

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  2. melissashipman Post author

    That sounds like a great idea! We don’t have a dehydrator and haven’t dried anything in our oven, but I’d sure like to try! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Melissa Howard

    I tried fried zucchini the other day, only because I saw it in a restaurant buffet line and thought of you! And I have to say, it was delicious. Then again, I think anything deep-fried is pretty yummy 🙂

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