Thursday, July 31, 2008
Heart Breaker, Soul Shaker...
There are few things quite so glorious as expelling some good old fashioned Road Rage on Northbound 75 while blaring Hair of the Dog by Nazareth...
A nice fresh Zucchini is one of those few things.
I don't remember really when I actually figured out how much I loved Zucchini. I've always liked Zucchini bread, and there was that one night at Baxter's where I made this killer Lemon Pepper Zucchini saute, but really I just always remember liking it...
Last week, while visiting my Mom and Gramma, I was lucky enough to snag a small bunch of fresh Zucchini that my Uncle had recently harvested from his garden. And after trekking back and forth all over hell's half acer, it was nice to finally come home and fry up a big batch of Zucchini Shoe Strings.
Fried Zucchini Shoe Strings
1 Medium Zucchini
1 Cup Milk
2 T Old Bay, divided (Or any cajun seasoning)
1 Cup Flour
Oil for Frying
Set aside two bowls. One large enough for the Zucchini and milk, the other for the Flour.
Run Zucchini over a mandolin slicer set to 1/8" Julienne.
Place Zucchini in bowl with Milk and 1 T seasoning, gently toss and allow to sit for 15 minutes.
In second bowl, mix flour and remaining 1 T of seasoning.
Heat oil to 375F.
When oil is ready, take Zucchini by small handfuls and toss in flour. Shake off excess and fry for 2 to 4 minutes or until crisp.
Drain on plate lined with paper towel, dust with sea salt if desired.
Yeah... Now yer messing with a sonofabitch!