Wednesday, March 7, 2012

In the mood for something new...

 
   Do not say Yuck! Yet! I love Lidia Bastianich! Of course you may know this from my post about Boston Cream Cupcakes! The lady amazes me! A few weeks ago my kids and I happened upon an episode where she made these lovelies! My daughter and I were salivating! I could not wait to try this recipe! Enjoy!


Lidia's Italy: Home

serves: 6 to 8

"You might be used to breaded and fried zucchini cut in French- fry fashion, but when my mother fried zucchini, she would always cut them in rounds or slices. I liked them that way: they made great sandwich stuffers, especially when the flavors and moistness of the zucchini seeped into the bread. For over-the top flavor, add a few slices of Swiss cheese and melt under the broiler or in a sandwich press. The perfect Italian lunch."
 
Ingredients

vegetable oil, for frying
4 large eggs
kosher salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups fine dry bread crumbs
1 cup grated Grana Padano or Parmigiano-Reggiano
2 pounds medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4-1/2 inch-thick rounds on the bias*

Directions

Heat 1 inch of the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Beat the eggs in a bowl with a pinch of salt, and stir in the mint. Put the flour in one shallow bowl, and mix the bread crumbs and grated cheese in another. Dredge the zucchini, in batches, in the flour, then the egg, then the bread crumbs, shaking off the excess. Let the rounds rest on sheet trays while you finish all of the zucchini. When the oil reaches about 365 degrees (or when a piece of zucchini sizzles on contact), slip a batch of zucchini into the oil. Fry, turning occasionally, until crisp and golden all over, about 2 minutes. Drain the zucchini on paper towels, and season with salt. Let the oil return to temperature between batches, and repeat with the remaining zucchini, seasoning with salt as soon as they come out of the oil.



*Note: Cut slices 1/4 inch thick if you like crispier

slices, or ½ inch thick if you like meatier slices.

8 comments:

  1. Yum...it makes me hungry for green fried tomatoes...something we almost never see here in MICHIGAN unless we make them ourselves. I found some in Nashville, TN a year back...deliscious! I'm thinking I am trying the fried zucchini recipe you have posted here. Thanks. = )

    Irish

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    1. You will not be sorry! So stinkin tasty:) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Oh, my goodness! Your zucchini looks simply delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

    Stopping by from Take Over Tuesdays Hop and glad to have found you :)

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  3. This looks amazing! I love zucchini! :)

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    1. It is too tasty to really describe! Let me know if you try it!

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  5. NICE RECIPES, THANKS FOR SHARING! LOOKS YUM!

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