Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Z is for Zucchini

This is all we have left after our give-away yesterday. Yes, we still can find people who don't have any. But, if they get to the possible behemoth size, you can do one of two things with them: (1) decorate them and enter them into the contest at the Franklin County Fair, and/or (2) chop them up and add them to the compost pile.
Found this recipe, and think it's pretty good:
Zucchini Patties ( found on the Internet, attributed to a Sherry McCarty of Albuquerque, NM)
1 cup baking mix (Bisquick)
1/2 shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups shredded zucchini
2 tablespoons chopped onion (optional)
2 tablespoons butter

1. Combine Bisquick, cheese, salt, eggs, zucchini, and onion in a mixing bowl. Blend well.
2. Melt butter in a large skillet (I used olive oil)
3. Spoon heaping tablespoons of zucchini mixture onto melted butter Fry for 3 to 5 minutes per side, until golden brown. Place browned patties on a paper towel. Add more butter (olive oil) to the skillet when necessary for additional batches. Serves 5 to 6.
This recipe first appeared in American Profile Magazine, and came from a website called "Relish"
You might include diced red peppers, or crumbled cooked sausage or hamburger - or use a sharp cheddar.