Crisp, light and VERY tasty deep-fried zucchini. Serve in a napkin-lined basket with a side of Ranch -style dressing.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 2 quarts oil for frying
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 zucchini, quartered
- 3/4 cup Italian-style dry bread crumbs
In a heavy saucepan or deep fryer, preheat oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a blender, mix the eggs, whipped cream, pepper and salt. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl.
Slice the zucchini into pieces 2 to 3 inches long. Dip the pieces into the egg mixture, then coat them with the bread crumbs.
Carefully place the battered pieces in the oil and fry 3 to 4 minutes, until brown and crispy. Drain fried pieces on a paper towel. Repeat until all the slices have been fried.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.