Fried Zucchini- Southern Style!

Happy Fourth of July!

I am always fascinated by American History, and recently we traveled through New England learning as much history as we could fit into 10 days.  I think that’s why I love the 4th of July so much, because its a chance to celebrate what makes our country great.  Freedom.  Its also an opportunity to get together with family and enjoy some yummy food. Since July is the height of our Garden’s produce cycle, we are almost always enjoying tons of Zucchini this time of year, and I love finding new ways to use it.  Some of my favorite ways to cook it are Zucchini Parmesan, Zucchini Bread, and Baked Zucchini Fries But my VERY favorite way to eat Zucchini comes from my youth.  My mom would stand in the kitchen frying up these delicious morsels and we would steal them off the paper towel she put them on, faster than she could make them.  We would burn our tongues most of the time, because we couldn’t wait to bite into them!  So not healthy, but so delicious anyway. Now I make them for my own family, and never manage to have any room left in my tummy by the time I get them on the table, because I “tested” so many while I was cooking.  I mean, I made them myself, so its fair, right?  My kids (and husband) sneak them too…and I am honestly surprised I had enough left to take a picture this time.FriedZukes

Fried Zucchini

1 cup flour 1 1/2 cups water  Put in 1 cup to start with and then keep adding till you get the texture of pancake batter 1 tsp Garlic salt 1/4 tsp paprika Sliced Zucchini (or green tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, etc) I put the pictures in order with the steps for you:)You’re welcome 😉ZUkes Steps#1 Mix up your flour and spices in a wide bowl then add your water till you get the consistency of pancake batter

#2 Slice up your Zucchini, I like to do it diagonal to get my slices as large as possible

#3 Or do Green Tomatoes.  Why? FRIED GREEN TOMATOES…nuff said

#4 Dip your Zucchini in the batter then drop into a pan of oil.  I just cover the bottom of the pan with about 1/4 inch oil

#5 Get a brown paper bag and cut it open- this will absorb the oil and keep your zukes crispy

#6 They should be bubbling really well on the sides or your oil isn’t hot enough

#7 Flip them and then pull them out and place on your brown paper bag (I just ask for extras at the grocery store) ENJOY!  I usually salt them and then serve immediately.

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