Fried Zucchini

Fried Zucchini

Easy Fried Zucchini

This Fried Zucchini is absolutely delicious.  I really can’t say enough about it because it’s so easy to make and the taste is amazing, with or without dipping sauce.  I got the idea, to make it this way, several years ago.  One of my favorite Italian chains serves an appetizer very similar to this one and I liked it so much I figured I’d put together my own recipe.  So this is what I came up with.

Fried Zucchini

My Fried Zucchini Secret

The trick, to this Fried Zucchini recipe, is to keep the breading on while you’re frying.  So, be gentle flipping each peace over.  You also need to be sure to cook the Zucchini slices all the way through so that they are tender on the inside yet crispy on the outside.  This means you need to fry them at a medium low temperature but no lower than 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  If you do this, you’re Fried Zucchini will turn out great!

FYI: You can use this exact same recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes! 😉

 Fried Zucchini Ingredients:

1 Zucchini, sliced
2 eggs
1/2 cup Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs

Cut the Zucchini into 1/4 inch slices. Dip each slice into the salted flour, then the egg wash and then the seasoned bread crumbs.  Fry with 1/8 inch of oil in the bottom of a pan, set on Medium Low, for 1 to 2 minutes per side.  Dab on paper towels and serve the Fried Zucchini with Marinara and Ranch Dressing or dip.

Five Onion French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

The Best French Onion Soup!

This French Onion Soup recipe has Five Different Onions that make the flavor truly unique.  Recipes use different onions for different desired effects.  Specific colors, for example, derive a bitter or sweet taste and some more bold than others.  Generally, the desired onion, represents the flavor you what to be hitting to balance out the other ingredients.  So, by combining all of the above, I’m taking this French Onion Soup to a whole new level.

French Onion Soup

The French Onion Soup Secret

Caramelizing the Onions is where most of the magic happens when you’re making French Onion Soup.  So it’s very Critical that you take this seriously.  Don’t saute only, to save time, because it won’t turn out the same.  Spend a good 20 to 30 minutes to really develop the flavor you would expect from any restaurant that serves a good French Onion Soup.  Also, when it comes to the broth, don’t be to picky with it.  I mean, it should taste good but I’ve made this soup dozens of times just using Beef Bouillon.  I have found that Knorr makes one of the better, cheaper bouillon’s out there because it’s smooth and it isn’t too salty.

Another thing you want to be careful with is the wine.  Adding to much will kill this soup off in seconds.  The wine takes the soup to a whole new level but use it sparingly.    If you follow this advice, you’ll treat your pallet to a little piece of heaven.

French Onion Soup Ingredients:

1/2 sliced White Onion
1/2 sliced Red Onion
1/2 sliced Yellow Onion
1/2 sliced Sweet Onion
1 bunch chopped Green Onion
1 cube Butter
1 tbsp Sugar
1 1/2 qt Beef Broth or Stock (Bouillon is fine)
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp Thyme
1/3 cup Red Wine (you can substitute apple cider)
1 chopped Garlic Clove
Graded Swiss Gruyere
Texas Garlic Toast for soup Bowl Crouton

Heat the Beef Broth in a Soup Pan and add the Bay Leaves, Thyme and Red Wine.  In a Skillet, saute the Onions in the melted butter and add the sugar for caramelizing, approximately 20 minutes.  Then add the Onions to the broth and Simmer for another 10 to 20 minutes. Place the Texas Garlic Toast in the oven at 425 degrees at bake until the bread is crispy and toasted through and through like Croutons.  Grade the Swiss Gruyere and remove Bay leaves from the French Onion Soup.  Add one Crouton to a bowl and Ladle the soup over the bread, then add the Gruyere over the top. Place the French Onion Soup in the oven, under a high broil, for just a few minutes, until the cheese melts and bubbles with a nice golden brown tint, then serve.

Homemade Crepes with Cherry Topping Recipe

Homemade Crepes

Fast and Easy, Homemade Crepes!

These Homemade Crepes are fantastic, I’m not even going to lie. It’s a Banana infused batter with vanilla yogurt and a fresh homemade cherry topping!  You are going to love these!  There are videos and ingredients below for both the Crepe BAtter and the Cherry Topping, so get to it and happy cooking!

Homemade Crepe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Flour
1 Egg
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Banana (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp melted butter per pancake

Cherry Topping Ingredients:
3 to 4 cups Fresh Pitted Cherries
1 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
1/8 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder (or just cinnamon)
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
a pinch of Cayenne Pepper (optional, but it;s GREAT)
1 tbsp Cornstarch
1 tbsp Water

These step by step Video instructional’s are all you need to take you straight to making these wonderful Homemade Crepes.