Sunday, June 28, 2015

Friday Friend Recipe #58 -- Oven Fried Zucchini

Friday Friend Recipe #58: Oven Fried Zucchini

Making my way thru my Friday Friend Cookbook, one recipe at a time.
What is the Friday Friend cookbook: I have about 50 of my closest friends and family on an e-mail forum which I called the Friday Friends (from all over the county). At first, most of them didn't know each other, (they knew me) but over the past 15 years, we've answered and shared silly--and serious---questions, exchanged Secret Santa Christmas gifts, had a dieting contest in which we paid a $1 a week and that money went to a scholarship fund for a Friday Friends son's memorial scholarship, and we went on a great vacation for my 52 birthday.

AND, we contributed recipes for a cookbook.

I was looking at the cookbook the other night and I said, "I should make every recipe in here for my blog."
The Handyman--who knows me better than I know myself (this happened to be a question on the Friday Friend forum once---does your spouse/partner know you better than you know yourself?)--said,  "you'll never, EVER do that."

WELL---maybe I'll show him!  Maybe I will.

Which brings me to this... recipe #58

Oven Fried Zucchini

I never do this anymore:

Do a tutorial.  I figure my way of chopping zucchini is not all that exciting. BUT-- (I can't remember what I was going to say.)

Hmmmm.... well, one thing,.... since this is a typed up homemade cookbook with recipes submitted by my friends, I am never sure if I am making it 'right'.  Or like they do.  None of them ever submitted one photo of their finished product, not to mention a tutorial on how I am supposed to make their dish!

Hey Barrrrrrbb--- does this look right?  Is this how you do it?

Oven Fried Zucchini
Barbara Brown
Buckeye, AZ

1/2 cup flour
1 large zucchini, cut into 4" long strips, 1/2" thick
1/2 cup egg substitute
3/4 cup cornflake crumbs
sour cream

Heat oven to 400F. Spray a baking sheet with Pam. Coat zucchini strips lightly in flour. Dip strips in egg and then in crumbs. Put on baking sheet and spray lightly with Pam.  Bake 15-20 minutes or till lightly browned. Turn with spatula and bake another 15 minutes or so.
Use sour cream to dip in.

It was really good stuff!
I made it and the Handyman and I spend the afternoon devouring it.
And it's HEALTHY for you!  And good.  I said good already.  But I was surprised. 
One thing, I didn't do, was I didn't buy egg substitute.  I just used an egg.

This is Barb's 12th entry into the FF Cookbook.
so, she really needs no introduction.
When we both lived in the state of CA, (neither of us does now), we used to spend weekends at each other's homes--we lived about  3 hours apart. And we would have marathon game weekends. 
(they are huge gamers in the true sense of the word-- with cards, dice, a board with pieces you have to move around.)
(and a tad competitive---they keep a record book of wins and losses---for Yahtzee!)

Anyway, one fourth of July weekend, they made me play golf.
They made me have a chipping contest in their backyard.
It was fun---- but I doubt I've ever held a golf club since!
And as you can tell (by the Handyman's hair color and the size of his glasses) this was a long time ago!

(I think I have red socks on---for some patriotic wear.  Or I had really sun-burned ankles!)

The Handyman and Barb must have won at least one game that weekend.

Barb and Doug.

I'm not sure what's going on here... but I couldn't pass up this picture!

Y'all come back now!

I am going to link up with Weekend Cooking
hosted by Beth Fish Reads.


bermudaonion said...

They look like such fun friends!

Beth F said...

Hahahahaha Love those photos! And now that it's summer squash season, this recipe will come in handy. Can't wait to give it a try.

Sally said...

think I'll sub out cornflakes for panka and try it soon! Barb should have 12 recipes plus, she's so photogenic!!!

JoAnn said...

I've seen quite a few recipes for oven-fried zucchini and really want to try one... much healthier than some other snacks. Well, except maybe for the sour cream ;-)

Tina said...

That looks good and it's an appetizer I could get started early! Looks like you used an egg, as you said, and didn't separate to get the egg whites. I am sure the only benefit to using the whites is lower cholesterol but that IS a big benefit!

Laurie C said...

Your pictures made me smile! And the zucchini sounds delicious. I think I'll try making them with gluten-free panko crumbs.

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