Zucchini Fries & Sriracha Mayo

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zuke_fries_5 I was recently cursed gifted with two HUGE zucchinis from my boss' garden. I mean massive -- these things are like the size of a small child (each).

So, I spent the evening last night making batches upon batches of zucchini bread, muffins, and fries!

REAL TALK: Sadly, the bread and muffins didn't survive -- it's a long story...actually it's a short story: apparently you're suppose to squeeze out ALL of the water from the shredded zucchini before you add it to the batter....  May you rest in piece my chocolately first attempt at zucchini bread. A moment of silence, please...

Moving right along...the zucchini fries came out as planned.

If you haven't ever had zucchini fries, you're seriously missing out! And no, the scalding, lava-hot, fried ones from the pub don't count...because anything fried has an unfair advantage. Baked zucchini fries are where it's at.

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Cut up your zucchini into little "fries" -- with a normal sized zucchini you could do this by: Cut it in half, then cut each half into eighths. The thinner the cut, the crunchier the result, though you sorta loose the zucchini-ness of it all. Experiment to your personal taste.

{{  TIP: After slicing up the zucchini into fries, place them in a colander and sprinkle them with salt. After about 20-30 minutes, you can wipe off the salt (and any water) with a paper towel. The salt will draw some of the water out, which will yield a slightly more crunchy result.  }}

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Dredge the fries in egg, then breadcrumbs, and lay out on your parchment paper (or aluminum foil) lined baking sheet.

And if you're feeling really creative, add some spices to your breadcrumbs to jazz your fries up a bit!

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So, these fries are freakin' awesome, but let's be real here: they are just the vehicle for the Sriracha Mayo. So glad that Sriracha plant in California didn't close for good -- long live roster sauce!

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Zucchini Fries & Sriracha Mayo
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Ingredients
  • 2 Zucchinis (or 1 abnormally large one)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup of Panko (or breadcrumbs of choice)
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  • 3 TBSP Mayo
  • 1-2 TSP Sriracha Sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F and line Baking Sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil
  2. Slice up Zucchini into fries
  3. Coat sticks with egg, then coat with breadcrumbs
  4. Lay sticks evenly on baking sheet
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly golden.
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  7. Dip: Mix Mayo & Sriracha sauce together (using less or more Sriracha based on taste)

 

EatJordan LaCount