When we're dinning out one of my go-to appetizers is fried zucchini. Whats there not to love about deep fried. Well...I took it as a challenge to revise the original recipe into a less carb and gluten free option. I thought it would be even better if I could omit the deep frying.
Here's the final recipe that met with my family and friends approval.
The featured product is a new discovery, diffrent from it's original, Ian's Italian Panko.
RECIPE: Cut approximately 3 cups of zucchini rounds. In a bowl crack 3-4 eggs and whip in 3-4 (heaping) tablespoons of mayonnaise. (If you're watching fat content...you can substitute with low-fat mayo) I found using mayo creates a thicker viscous batter which helps bind the Panko crumbs to the zucchini rounds. Dip (raw) rounds in the egg/mayo batter followed with a dip into the Panko crumbs. Lightly pat off the excess crumbs.
Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 for 20 minutes or until the zucchini is tender and golden brown. With the last 2 minutes of baking time remaining... I sprinkled a pinch of Italian cheese over the zucchini rounds.
Homemade Ranch dressing is the dipping sauce of choice. But, to the prepared Ranch dressing, I added Italian & garlic seasonings, red pepper flakes, with a (generous) tablespoon of olive oil. Make sure you bake plenty! Because before you know it the plate is empty.
I realize at times a demonstration is much easier to follow so, I've been mulling the idea around of filming turtorials for some of these recipes I've created. It would be a variety of recipes not necessarrily limited to low carb. What do you think?
At the start of 2014 as in all fresh starts of the new year...I rededicated myself to healthier living. Of course after the first few months the unhealthy (decadent) culprits gradually found their way back into my dietary line up. But, I've found it only took a small adjustment to one of my favorite desserts to keep me on task. I thought I'd share my latest revised low carb recipe for...
Brownies topped with chocolate mousse
and fresh berries!
free brownies, (I prefer an organic sugar free box mix but Pillsbury's
is great in a pinch!) Chocolate mousse~ (organic) sugar free pudding or Jell-O
instant sugar free chocolate pudding mix. Prepare with equal parts of heavy whipping cream to milk. Beat till fluffy peaks form. ( If the mousse seems too thick add extra milk to the mixture until it becomes smoother in consistency)
Top with fresh berries. This dessert will satisfy any sweet tooth. Enjoy!
Over the years I've enjoyed decorating, creating, a bed and breakfast style of entertaining for family and friends. I look forward to sharing tips of holiday hints, I have found to bring a *SWEET SURPRISE* to my life.