Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pan Fried Zucchini with STAR Fine Foods

Pan Fried Zucchini
Now, I'm gonna be honest...I do not understand the concept of frying vegetables (not counting potatoes because...well...obviously). As someone who is not a veggie fan, I figure the whole point is for them to be healthy, right? Well...apparently there are humans out there who just enjoy the flavor of vegetables-such as my boyfriend, the Michael. I don't know if I'd ever even heard of fried zucchini until I heard him salivating at the idea of it on a menu (at some early point in our relationship). I just didn't understand. But hey, to each their own.
Pan Fried Zucchini
Well, a couple years into us being a couple, I started this blog. And now I'm like supposed to try to make him happy by cooking him stuff he likes. And I'm gonna be real-I like it-I get this weird proud feeling when I whip up something he loves. Like, "Yeah....I'm awesome...go me." So, when I found myself with some leftover zucchini I said, "I'm gonna make up a recipe for fried zucchini for Michael. How hard could it be?"

You're probably expecting me to fall on my face after thinking that, huh? *phew* Thankfully, I got lucky! The recipe turned out perfectly, so it is worthy to be shared with all of you! Michael was really excited and def. a big fan of them (unsure of whether or not they're as good his mom's....I'll settle for that they're both good in different ways...) He raved a little, which of course made me glow in pride :).
Pan Fried Zucchini
Added bonus to these? I pan fried them in STAR's Grapeseed oil. I HIGHLY recommend using grapeseed oil because 1. it's a bit healthier 2. it's pretty much flavorless 3. (most importantly) it was the most painless frying experience I've ever had. It didn't smoke, it didn't spit at me, I escaped this whole experience unburned and without making a huge mess! WIN.

'Tis the season for parties, and I suggest you impress with some fried zucch's. You'll be glad you did.
(so will your guests)



 Pan Fried Zucchini

Author: Kayle, "The Cooking Actress"

Pan Fried Zucchini
Ingredients:
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into thin (1/4-1/2" thick) circles
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 and 1/2 cups breadcrumbs (amount may vary)
  • Grapeseed oil (I recommend STAR's Grapeseed Oil)
Preparation:
Pan Fried Zucchini
  • Place flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs in 3 separate shallow bowls/dishes.
  • Dip each slice of zucchini in the flour, coating completely. Then dip in the eggs, and let the excess drip off. Coat in breadcrumbs, pressing to help them adhere.
  • Pour enough grapeseed oil in a large skillet to cover the bottom, and heat over medium high heat. Once hot and shimmering, drop in as many prepared zucchini slices as you can without overcrowding the pan. Flip over once browned on one side, and cook until the other side is browned and crisp as well.
  • Transfer fried zucchini to a large plate with a paper towel, to soak up any excess oil. 
  • Repeat as many times necessary until all the zucchini is fried. You may need to adjust the heat, if it gets too hot. Eat hot and fresh! (Or store in the refrigerator and pop in a hot oven to revive leftovers.)
Pan Fried Zucchini
*pat on my back*

Disclaimer: I was provided with product from STAR Fine Foods to try, but I was under no obligation to review if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. My opinions, as always, are all my own.
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