BRINGING BACK A BIT OF THE SOUTH

My Mother In Law from Kentucky, was a great cook of southern dishes, and taught me all kinds of new recipes that I'd never tried before. Granted; if you are from Minnesota, they take some getting used to; but after awhile, you start to crave them. Here you'll find steps to make Southern Fried Zucchini; but you can also use this recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes. Heck! Try it on your favorite veggies and see what you come up with. I hope you enjoy! Sometimes I just fix a bunch of zucchini for my meal when I'm craving it.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 4 regular size zucchini.  (about 4-6 inches)
  • Corn meal...yellow or white is fine
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil approximately
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • A quart ziplock bag
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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. mix corn meal, salt, pepper and garlic pepper in a ziplock bag.
  2. Chop up four zucchini into slices. I prefer them less than an 1/8 inch thick. The thinner the crispier they become.
  3. Add 1/2 of zucchini slices to bag. Seal bag and shake until well covered.
  4. Add enough olive oil to a frying pan to cover the pan about 1/8 of an inch.
  5. When oil is hot, add zucchini in a single layer.
  6. When zucchini starts looking brown, flip it over and brown the other side.
  7. Place a paper towel on a plat, and remove fried zucchini to paper towel to absorb excess oil
  8. Eat with your favorite meal...or as a snack. I love it! I hope you enjoy it!

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