Fried ZucchiniAugust 17, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Posted in Vegetables | 4 Comments
Tags: champagne, shrimp, side dish, zucchini
Man slowly backing away from large zucchiniWell it about that time. The time of year when Zucchini start showing up. They mysteriously appear on your desk at work or on your front step. They arrive like Secret Santa gifts. And they’re never normal size like the ones commercially grown that you find at the store. These are more the size of small dogs. And being the good stewards of our land, we do our best to use them. We start looking for recipes, zucchini bread, zucchini cake, sauteed zucchini, grilled zucchini, stuffed zucchini. Well here’s a new one for you and it’s quite yummy! Fried Shoestring Zucchini. I found this on Michele’s blog.
Fried Shoestring Zucchini
Start by shredding zucchini on the fine setting of a mandolin.
Heat a saucepan of canola oil (about 2 inches deep) over medium high heat. You know it’s ready (about 350 degrees) when you dangle in a zucchini strip and it sizzles. Don’t put the zucchini into cold or cool oil or it will just absorb all of the oil. When the oil is hot, carefully add a good handful of the shredded zucchini to the oil – it will bubble fiercely because of the water in the zucchini, so just let it go awhile.