If you're looking for something different to do with your garden surplus of zucchini, one bite of these Fried Zucchini Straws and you'll be hooked.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt, divided
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 medium zucchini (about 1 lb.), cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
How to Make It
Combine 2 cups flour, next 2 ingredients, and 1 tsp. salt in a shallow dish. Whisk together eggs and 3 Tbsp. water in another dish.
Process breadcrumbs in a food processor 10 to 15 seconds or until finely ground. Combine breadcrumbs, 4 Tbsp. flour, oregano, pepper, and remaining 2 tsp. salt in a third shallow dish.
Dredge zucchini, in batches, in flour mixture; dip in egg mixture, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture.
Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat over medium heat to 325°. Fry zucchini, in batches, 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
This turned out really good. A little bland and could use more seasoning. The best way to cut the strips is to quarter the zucchini lengthwise, slice off seed area from each quarter then slice remaining into strips.
This recipe sounds delicious, however as written it is full of omissions. The third ingredient is 1/2 tsp of what? The omissions in step 4 are pretty self explanatory. Just pointing it out so maybe corrections can be made..
We were looking for something different to do with our garden zucchini. I had not tried panko on zucchini fries, nor Parmesan. These were great! Stick with thin slices vs. thicker. The process was a bit lengthy, food processor and all, vs other fries I have made, but they were a good change. We made a little milky ranch with a tad of dill to use as a dip.
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