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Jun 242016
 

Fried Zucchini Spirals

This is something I saw on the internet and just had to try them my way of course!

fried zuccinee 003

But first let me share a cute story about our blueberries. The other day my granddaughter came to visit with her hubby and daughter and I was excited to show her all the berries that were available to us this year. While we were walking around the yard looking at them, Jingles our dog was right beside us. Sammi and I were picking berries off of the bushes and popping them in our mouths when I noticed Jingles biting off the lower berries and chomping them up! She had never done that before when I was picking them and we just got such a kick out of it; guess she figured if they were good enough for us, they were good enough for her too!! Oh and she only took the ones that were ripe; who says dogs aren’t super smart?

 
Well, I’ve made these zucchini treats twice now and the only problems that I encountered were that the first time, most of them got eaten before we even sat down to eat dinner; not really a problem I guess. The other problem is that you really have to watch them little devils as one second they’re not quite done and the next second they’re almost burnt! So when cooking, do NOT take your eyes off them for a sec unless you like them a little bit on the dark side as did Husband and daughter both; SCARRRRRY…………..

Fried Zucchini Spirals
 
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Ingredients
  • Desired amount of zucchini, cut in large spirals ( I have one of those as seen on TV ones, ha ha! )
  • Flour
  • Bread crumbs seasoned with Italian seasonings ( I used basil,oregano and parsley )
  • Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Dredge zucchini with flour in large baking pan in a single layer and let sit for about 5 minutes or until zucchini's moisture makes the flour damp; shake off excess flour.
  2. Now repeat with the bread crumbs to which the desired amount of seasonings are added; let stand again for a few minutes.
  3. Fry in a cast iron skillet over medium heat in about one inch of oil, flipping them as they fry and cook until nicely browned or burnt a little as I did the second time around what was I thinking!
  4. Drain on paper towels being careful not to eat them all while standing there in the kitchen finishing up your cooking............

fried zuccinee 004These are great as a side to almost anything, as a topping over a meatball sandwich as we did one night to add some crunch or even as a topper over a nice tossed salad………….. Enjoy!

Oct 162014
 

Beer And Cheddar Cheese Puffs

Such a perfect way to serve your guests during a football game party or during the upcoming holiday get-togethers! This recipe makes about 4 to 5 dozen little buns depending on how heavy handed the cook is, ha ha! Yes, I’m still on a cheese kick but with company coming this weekend, I wanted something to munch on while Kenny and I kick their butts playing poker! I came across this recipe in my older book, Recipes on Parade, and with a few changes, this was the way I rocked! You can fill these lite little babies up with anything your heart desires, from chicken salad to a cheese spread which I put on mine today. Kenny is now opting to use them for his Po Po platter for an upcoming football game. I was going to ask you to keep a secret for me but then I realized Kenny would find an open beer can in the frig with half of it gone. You see, I used his Yuengling lager beer for this recipe, OOPS! So with that, on with the party……………

Honey...You been drinking my beer?

Honey…You been drinking my beer?

 

Beer And Cheddar Cheese Puffs
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup beer, not lite and I used the Yuengling lager
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teas Worcestershire
  • ¼ teas salt, I used pink sea salt so I did not use quite as much
  • 1/16 teas cayenne pepper or more if you like them a little hotter
  • ¾ cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Combine the beer and butter in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and add flour all at once; stir constantly for about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball.
  3. Remove from heat and add the Worcestershire sauce, salt, cayenne and cheese; beat well to blend mixture and cool slightly.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating until smooth after each addition.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls on an un-greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. Remove tops and fill with desired filling and return tops to serve.

 

Hope you enjoy at your next party, filled with your favorite filling or an assortment of fillings to satisfy everyone’s taste buds……………

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