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Roasted Zucchini

Captain Cavedweller will only eat zucchini if it has been dipped in batter and deep fried.

Until I roasted a zucchini the other day.

Don’t ask me what is magical about the fast roasting process, but it makes the zucchini taste so good.

And talk about fast and easy. In less than 10 minutes you can make this side dish and have it ready to eat.

Basic ingredients

Pour a tablespoon or so of EVOO into a ziploc bag.

Add a dash of salt and some seasoning to the oil.

Put zucchini into the bag and shake it a few times to coat.

All nicely coated and ready to dump onto baking sheet.

Spead out the zucchini on the baking sheet.

Bake in 400 degree oven for about five minutes.

Baked, tender and ready to be devoured.

Roasted Zucchini

Zucchini, cut into slices

Dash of Salt

Dash of Seasoning

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Pour a tablespoon or two of oil into a ziploc bag. Sprinkle in a dash of salt and some seasoning. Put in zucchini slices, seal and shake bag to coat slices. Place slices on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about five minutes. Serve and enjoy!

You can use this method with a variety of vegetables including carrots and beets (which will need a longer baking time).

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Something strange happened during the winter months that caused the zucchini left rotting in my garden area to multiply into about a billion seeds and burst forth this spring with hundreds of plants in my very small garden. The zucchini, like my oven, have gone totally berserk!

I have pulled up plants, tried to give them away, begged family and friends to take them off my hands, and now I am left with a bunch of zucchini that must be turned into something edible.

Captain Cavedweller and his mother would founder on fried zucchini if someone would let them. When I make fried zucchini, I have to quietly sneak into the kitchen and make it as fast as I can, otherwise CC is camped out beside me eating them as fast as they cool down enough to put in his mouth. When his mom is visiting, I can just give up any thought that I will get even one bite, cause they aren’t sharing. Not at all.

Here is my simple recipe for making fried zucchini. Enjoy!

Zucchini sliced and ready for coating.

Ready to dip in our three coatings.

Coat with flour before dipping it into the beaten egg.

Once you’ve got it covered with the egg, move on to the Panko Crumbs with seasoning.

Fry until golden brown on each side – it doesn’t take long.

Yum! Crispy zucchini goodness.

Fried Zucchini

small zucchini (they are more tender and flavorful before they get too big)

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup Panko crumbs

salt

pepper

all-purpose seasoning

Heat a heavy skillet (I like cast iron) over medium heat with enough oil to cover the bottom. Let the oil get hot. While it is coming up to temp, wash and thinly slice your zucchini. Put your flour in one dish, the egg in a second and the Panko crumbs mixed with the seasonings  in a third.

Coat each zucchini slice in the flour, drench with the egg and finish off with the Panko crumbs. Then fry on each side until golden brown. Place on a plate or platter covered with paper towels to absorb excess grease. If there are any left to serve, you can have a basic ranch sauce to dip them in or eat plain.

Hoping you get more of them than I do!

Happy Entertaining!

 

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