Monday, July 13, 2009

How to make Fried Zucchini - with pictures

We have quite a few zucchini plants in the garden and we are getting a lot of zucchini from them!
My family uses zucchini in a lot of different ways. We use zucchini in cakes, muffins, and breads. We cook zucchini on the grill with potatoes and other veggies wrapped in aluminum foil, on kabobs (marinated meat with veggies and fruit on a skewer), and we make Fried Zucchini.
Fried Zucchini is my family's favorite! Not a summer goes by without my family eating Fried Zucchini!

A week or so ago, my aunt, my cousin, and my Granny came over and we fried zucchini together. I took some pictures of the making of Fried Zucchini. I am going to share the pictures I took and how to make it, for those of you who do not know how.

Fried Zucchini

You will need:
Zucchinis - Small, young zucchinis are best for frying
2-4 large eggs
approximately 2 cups of all-purpose flour
Vegetable Oil
A Large skillet for frying - An electric skillet is great to use because it keeps an even temperature, but any other large skillet will also work well.
a pair of tongs
two small bowls (one for egg and one for flour)
a plate lined with a paper towels or napkins

First, wash all of the zucchinis and slice them into medallions. Thin sliced medallions will be crispy on the outside and with a bit of softness on the inside. Thick sliced medallions will have a crisp outside and a soft inside, like a french fry. Super thin slice medallions will be very crispy, like a potatoe chip, but they often burn.
Throw away the tips of the zucchinis.
Lightly salt the medallions.
Now, put enough vegetable oil in the skillet to cover the bottom. Heat the skillet to about 200 degrees farenheit.
Put two eggs in a bowl, lightly salt them, and whip them. In the other bowl, put one to two cups of flour.

Dip a few medallions at a time in the egg.......

< ......then dip both sides of medallions in flour........
....and put in the skillet to fry.

Brown both sides of the medallions. After both side of the medallions are browned, put them on a the plate with a paper towl on it. Serve Fried Zucchini warm.

Tips: If the bowl of egg gets watery from dipping zucchini, it is best to get a new bowl of egg.

If the oil in the skillet gets too hot, it will burn. If the oil is getting too hot, the heat should be turn down to a lower temperature.

If the skillet looks like there isn't enough oil or like it is running out of oil, add more.

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