Fried Zucchini Strips

I had some zucchini in the fridge last week that I needed to cook before it went bad, and was having trouble coming up with something to do with it.  In the end, I tried something new, and the results were well received.

I used a Julienne peeler to peel the zucchini into strips.  You know, one of those things you think looks cool when you buy it but that rarely gets used?

I had three zucchini, so I peeled them all.  Then I salted them with sea salt, and put them in a strainer to drain for about 15-20 minutes.

After that, I put the zucchini in a dishcloth, and wrung it out over the sink to get even more of the water out.  Squash are very “watery” veggies.

I dipped the zucchini strips in a mixture of half flour/half corn meal and coated them well.

I heated some oil in a saucepan on medium-high heat.  (I also added a few cloves of garlic to infuse the oil).  I cooked the zucchini strips in batches several minutes at a time.

And then drained them onto a plate with a paper towel on it to soak up the grease.

For not having made these before and not having a recipe, they were quite good.  The kids (well, two of them) gobbled them up.  Next time, I’ll have to use more than 3 zucchini.  These didn’t stretch very far.

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2 Responses to Fried Zucchini Strips

  1. Diana McAdams January 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    Nothing like fried ANYTHING…yummo ! We love green and yellow squash both and I try to cook it healthier then frying it 95% of the time. But seriously, this is the south. We FRY our squash down here !! :-)

  2. Mim January 27, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    When I first read that, I thought you said you added cloves AND garlic. And I thought…yuck. That doesn’t sound like a good mix. LOL! These actually look very tasty :)

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