Sunday, July 19, 2015

Zucchini-

This time of year zucchini can be found most anywhere. Whether you are at the store, the farmer’s market, or your neighbor gave you some because they had too much it is an easy vegetable to make a wide variety of foods with. It is also filled with lots of great vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, fiber, folate, and antioxidants, although to get many of those nutrients it is important that you keep the skin on. Zucchini can be eaten raw or cooked. It is a great substitute for many fruits and vegetables, including, but not limited to apples, pineapples, and cucumbers. You can also sneak it into other foods such as chocolate cake to add at least some nutritional value. Here is my personal favorite recipe for zucchini:


 Zucchini Fritters (great for breakfast or a snack)
2 cups of shredded zucchini (with as much water squeezed out as possible)
2 eggs whisked together
¼ cup chopped onion
½ cup flour
½ cup of Parmesan cheese
½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese (You can use most any cheese that you have on hand. I have also tried Mozzarella and Swiss and they were still tasty, cheddar is just my favorite cheese.)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil for cooking

1.       Combine all of the ingredients except for the vegetable oil and stir to make sure that all the ingredients are evenly distributed. 

2.       Heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the skillet and cook until both sides are golden, usually a few minutes. 

-Enjoy~ Julia

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