We bought some zucchini at the farmer’s market today that I wanted to throw on the grill like last week’s yellow squash. But my husband was NOT HAVING IT. He wanted FRIED zucchini or he was going to go on STRIKE.
1 c. sifted flour (I used unbleached)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 c. milk
2 tbsp. oil
1 lb. zucchini, cut into 3 or 4-inch sticks
Additional flour (optional)
Oil for deep frying
Sift flour with baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Combine egg, milk and 2 tablespoons oil. Slowly add to dry ingredients, beating until smooth. Pat zucchini sticks very dry and if desired dredge lightly in flour. Dip pieces, one at a time, in batter. Fry in deep oil heated to 375 degrees until golden brown (About a 7 or 8 setting on the stove). Drain on paper towels.
NOTE: Vegetables that may be substituted for zucchini include artichoke hearts, cauliflowerets, sweet potato sticks, etc.