July 12, 2010

Zucchini Madness!!

It's one of the hardiest of garden vegetables.  If everything else in my garden dies I know the zucchini are sure to thrive!  I didn't grow any this year because I have at least 5 bags of grated zucchini waiting for me from last year and if I do want fresh I'm sure I'll find someone that needs to get rid of some.  I was in those shoes last summer.  People would run from me if they saw me toting bags of zucchini!

I promised a friend that I would post a few recipes for zucchini.  I know it's Monday and today's post is already up but I figured I'd give you a little bonus today. 

Fried Zucchini
Mix together in a bowl:
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 T. parmesan cheese (from the can)
2 tsp. salt and pepper
1/8 tsp. garlic powder

Dip sliced zucchini in 1 mixed egg and dip in the mix.  Fry in 2-4 T. oil.  Cool on a plate with paper towel.  Yummy!

Zucchini Cake
Beat together the following:
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 c. vegetable oil (I sometimes use 1/2 cup veg. oil and 1/2 cup applesauce)

Mix in another bowl:
2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.  Stir in 2 c. shredded zucchini and if you prefer 1/2 c. chopped walnuts.
Pour into a greased 9x13 pan.  Bake 35-40 (or until toothpick comes out clean) in a 350 degree oven.
Cool.  Frost with cream cheese frosting!

Pineapple Zucchini Bread

3 eggs
1 c. oil (again...you can use 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. sugar
2 ripe and mashed bananas

3 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. nutmeg
8 1/4 oz. can crushed pineapple drained
2 cups grated zucchini (can be peeled or unpeeled)

Beat together eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, and bananas until well mixed.  Stir in grated zucchini and drained pineapple.  Stir together (I use a whisk) flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Add flour mixture to wet mixture and stir until mixture is well blended.  Pour batter into greased and floured (only grease and flour the bottoms) 5x9 in. loaf pans (makes 2).  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done.  (Knife poked in should come out clean.)


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