zucchini cornmeal bites

crispy sautéed zucchini

I cook with it raw – well, of course I do – I’m not buyin’ cooked zucchini – I mean, I create dishes where the zucchini is served as nature intended, and I create dishes where it’s kinda cooked and dishes where it’s as cooked as can be – so where to start? How about thick crispy rounds of zucchini with a slight bite both in the zucchini and the coating? With this simple, yet swanky approach, you can’t miss, I promise. The texture’s in tact, the flavour’s subtle and if you want your kids to start eating more vegetables – they won’t even know what hit them!

crispy sautéed zucchini

Sliced into thickish rounds, the zucchini goes for a quick dip in an egg bath, allowed to drip-dry for a second, before heading to the breading station, for a quick roll in the proverbial hay, before a flash in a hot pan, to a golden, crispy  crunchiness – and this won’t take long. Serve right out of the pan, at room temperature for a snack, layered in a pita pocket with other garden mates and a zesty dressing, or as a base for heartier fare or, or, or – crispy zucchini rounds will soon become an everyday occurence – like the sun coming and going, or that breathing thing that we do, you know – zucchini will soon be added to the ever-growing list of things you simply cannot live without – because it’s been on my list for years!

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crispy sautéed zucchini

1. Slice up the zucchini into rounds, a little thicker than this is ideal. Whip up the eggs & water. and gather the breading ingredients.

crispy sautéed zucchini

2. Put the egg mixture in a shallow pan for easy bathing and get ready to bathe & bread.

crispy sautéed zucchini

3. Into the bath they go.

crispy sautéed zucchini

4. Turn them over to coat.

crispy sautéed zucchini

5. Allow the excess egg to drip back in the bowl before moving them into the breading mixture.

crispy sautéed zucchini

6. Turning them over to coat completely.

crispy sautéed zucchini

7. Just lay them on a plate until you’re ready to turn on the heat.

crispy sautéed zucchini

8. They can be refrigerated at this point (if so, put them in one layer with waxed paper between each layer) to cook later or turn up the heat and get ready to cook.

crispy sautéed zucchini

9. Give your hot pan a couple of swirls of olive oil before laying them down to brown.

crispy sautéed zucchini

10. Turn and admire your golden rounds.

crispy sautéed zucchini

11. They’re getting there.

crispy sautéed zucchini

12. They’re there! There – season with salt immediately.

One Response to zucchini cornmeal bites
  1. Pattullo
    October 16, 2011 | 10:04 am

    Looks really good!!! *:o)

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