Monday, August 16, 2010

Zucchini Fries

Zucchini is a type of summer squash. The name "zucchini" came from the Italian word "zucchino" which means small squash. Zucchini was also grown in George Washington's and Thomas Jefferson's gardens. Additionally, many American settlers also grew squash and zucchini

This year, I planted 4 hills of zucchini. Next year, I will probably only plant 1-2 hills because it produces a lot! We have harvested lots of zucchini and have been trying new recipes in order to use it. We normally will make zucchini bread/cake with our extra zucchini, or cook zucchini and squash together. However, this year we had a bumper crop. We have made a zucchini bake with tomatoes, onions and cheese and zucchini fries. Here is the recipe for the fries:

Baked Zucchini Fries

1 cup Breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons Dried Minced Onion
1/2 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Dried Basil
1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
1/2 Tablespoon Salt
3/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
2 whole Medium Zucchini
2 whole Eggs
2 Tablespoons Milk
2 dashes Salt And Pepper

Mix together breadcrumbs, onion, garlic powder, basil, oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl to make seasoned breadcrumbs.
Preheat oven to 400F. Slice zucchini into sticks.
In a shallow dish, mix together eggs and milk and season with salt and pepper.
In another shallow dish, spread out breadcrumbs. Toss zucchini slices in egg mixture then toss in breadcrumbs until evenly coated.
Liberally spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Arrange zucchini in a single layer and then spray liberally with cooking spray.
Bake for 10 -15 minutes, flipping slices half way through. Zucchini is done when the breading has browned and zucchini has softened .

3 comments:

  1. They look fabulous! We call them courgettes over here, and it took me ages to figure out what zuchinis were!
    We tried to grow a couple of plants 2 years ago, but they weren't so successful. We just don't have the warmth for them, I think.
    I buy them often though to make Courgette soup, which we all like. I'm sure it'd be even nicer with home-grown ones.
    Happy Harvesting,
    Love, Anne x

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  2. This is great. I am always looking for great recipes for zucchini. I never understood why fried zucchini is so expensive in the restaurants.

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  3. I tried a similar recipe not too long ago and they taste great...now I will have to use your recipe with the zucchini I picked yesterday afternoon.

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