My wife works in homecare. One day one of her clients gave her a zucchini. One zucchini. The one pictured above. We named it Zucczilla.
So the question became what to do with it. I went to www.allrecipes.com for some ideas. When I worked in Toyville in Stonewood mall, there was a restaurant some of us would go to for their Fried Zucchini. That’s where I fell in love with them.
It also makes onion rings. I made this recipe twice. The recipe says, “a batter will form on the vegetables”. No, not really. Maybe a zucchini that big is just too dry. I did it the second time, but dipped the zucchini bits in an egg wash before putting them in the flour mixture. That worked better.
Next, I tried baked zucchini fries. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/236302/baked-zucchini-fries/?internalSource=hub%20recipe&referringContentType=Search&clickId=cardslot%2019
Those came out pretty good too, served with ranch dressing. The recipe called for three zucchini. Somehow I made it work with the one.
I served these with omelets for breakfast. The only thing was that I think I made the patties too big. Next time I’ll go with smaller ones. Still a good breakfast.
I also had zucchini in some salads. There are still more recipes like zucchini pancakes, zucchini bread and zucchini pizza. So if you ever find yourself with a Zucczilla, you have plenty of options. Probably nuclear ones, too, but I didn’t use the microwave.
Dennis Amador Cherry
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Not related to zucchini at all, but this was a fun dinner. https://bestrecipebox.com/chili-cheese-crescent-dog-bake/?fbclid=IwAR2_Yuukv_-ogix7FTbRjsvwKFv4EuhmAT7EXbNm_7K8AKvb9Hsj0_EPYyc