Eating is a necessity. However, we choose what to eat. The choices we make reveal a great deal about us. The food you eat can tell quite a bit about your heritage, your family, your fears, your sense of adventure, your attitude toward yourself and others, and a myriad of other personal tidbits to anyone paying attention. Everything about eating is a glimpse into your soul.

I hope to reveal a little bit about myself to you through my food. I enjoy cooking. I enjoy eating. I find pleasure in bringing pleasure to others. I hope that by sharing my recipes I bring you a little bit of joy.

Cook my food. Feed it to the people you love.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Crunchy, crispy, and delicious baked zucchini fries are healthier than traditional fries and yummy enough to eat on their own.

Servings: 2 appetizers or 4 side dishes
Time:  Prep: 10 minutes--- Cooking:  12-15 minutes
Hardware:  A cutting board and knife, measuring spoons and cups, 3 large shallow bowls, a fork, a baking sheet, non-stick foil

  • 1 ½ pounds zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • pinch of salt
  • cooking spray
  • Fresh black pepper and Lemon Dill Mayo
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°.  Cover the baking sheet in foil, non-stick side up. Spray the foil in cooking spray.
  2. Wash and dry the squash.
  3. In the first bowl, beat the eggs and stir in the milk.
  4. In another bowl mix the flour and cornstarch
  5. In the last bowl mix the crumbs, cheese, seasoning, and salt.
  6. Cut the squash in half length wise. Cut each half in half length wise again and again.  You will have 8 long fries. Now cut all the fries in half width wise.  Now you should have 16 fries.
  7. Cover each fry in flour.  Shake as much flour off as possible then dip in the egg and then in the cheese mixture.
  8. Place each fry on the baking sheet, making sure they are not touching.
  9. Bake on the bottom rack of the oven until they are golden brown (12-15 minutes)
  10. Top the fries with a few grinds of fresh black pepper.  Serve right away with Lemon Dill Mayo.

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