Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Hypothetical Question - Fried Zucchini

If I make make fried zucchini with a whole-wheat coating and cook it in olive oil, does that make it healthy?

I thought not. But it was worth a try.

Fried Zucchini
4-5 fresh zucchini, quartered lengthwise & cut into 2-inch pieces
1 cup milk
1/2 cup light Ranch dressing
1/2 cup Bisquick
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
olive oil for frying

Place oil in a heavy skillet & put on medium heat. While oil heats, combine milk & Ranch dressing, and whisk together. Pour over zucchini to evenly cover. In another bowl, combine Bisquick, flour, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder; add salt to taste (or you can salt the zucchini after they're fried). Take moistened zucchini pieces & coat with flour mixture, then fry them 6-8 at a time in the olive oil. Allow approximately 2 minutes per side. Remove to a paper-towel covered plate to drain excess oil.

Eat way too much, and love every bite.

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