Summer is in full blast here at Knaughty Farms, which means lots of yummy foods. As many of my friends and family know, I do not have a green thumb what-so-ever, if I keep a plant alive it is something close to a miracle. My husband is a farmer and is a darn good one (thank goodness), he keeps all my plants alive and thriving. He comes by it naturally, between him and my father-in-law, they are hard workers and supply me and my girls as well as my sister and mother in-law with a healthy amount of home grown foods! The things they don’t grow, because we do have a farm and are very diversified which means they are busy enough, I buy locally from a few AMAZING produce stands here in Glenn, CA!
This is a recipe that is a new hit in our house. Try it and let me know what you think. They are a great side with any dinner!
Fried Zucchini Bits
2 lbs - Zucchini (about 2 large or 5 small)
1tsp - Salt
2 - Eggs
1 Cup - Green Onions
1 cup - Flour
1 tsp - baking powder
1/2 tsp- Pepper
1/2 tsp - Salt
Knaughty Farms Olive Oil for Frying
Sour Cream to Serve
Ketchup to Serve
1. Wash zucchini and trim off ends. Grate on large holes of a food processor or a box grater. Place zucchini in a large bowl and mix in 1 tsp salt. (That will help draw out the water)
2. After 10 minutes, put the zucchini in a cheese cloth and squeeze out all the extra water. It is quite impressive as to how much water comes out! :-) After it shrinks down you should end up with about 3 1/2 to 4 cups of squeezed dry zucchini. Transfer to a large bowl!
3. Add 1 cup chopped Green Onions and 2 lightly beaten eggs.
4. Add Flour, baking powder salt and pepper to the zucchini mixture and stir until well combined.
5. Place non-stick skillet over medium heat and add a healthy amount of Knaughty Farms Olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add a heaping tablespoon at a time and flatten out the tops slightly to make them pancake shaped. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side in the olive oil, adding more if needed until they are crispy on both sides.
6. Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream or ketchup is always a big hit in our house.
More summer recipes to come!