Ziggy's Bite-Size Zucchini
4 cups zucchini grated fine (about 3 medium
zucchinis) -- perfect job for the food processor
1 medium onion diced, or 3 scallions chopped fine
1 jalapeno or 2 Thai bird chilies, diced fine (optional)
You favorite beer, or soymilk if there is no beer on hand
1 1/2 to 2 cups flour
1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast
1 tbsp. baking powder, only if you're
1 1/2 to 2 tsp. salt
Ground pepper to taste
Vegetable oil for frying
Mix flour, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper
and baking powder (if you're using soymilk.) Add zucchini, onions and
hot pepper. Mix thoroughly. Add soy or at milk to form a thick batter.
Heat a large frying pan and add about 1/4 inch of vegetable oil. Drop
batter about a teaspoon at a time into hot fat. Fry until golden brown,
then turn and brown on the other side. You can flatten fritters once turned
if you like. Drain (briefly) on paper towel. These can be served
immediately, or set on an ovenproof platter and rewarmed in a 350 degree oven
when you are ready to serve.
Yield: about 24 fritters
People are on their way. You haven't
got time for ingredients. What will you do?
1 package of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry
(never be without it)
1 package of Yves
Canadian Bacon (ditto)
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll out Puff Pastry according to package
directions. Cut into 2 inch strips, then cut the strips into tall triangles
by making a series of diagonal slices across the length of the strip.
Slice "bacon" into matchsticks. Place two matchsticks in each
triangle of dough, starting at the wide end. Roll up and set on a baking
sheet. Parchment paper or silicone liner will save cleanup. Bake
at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until puffed and golden. Serve
immediately. These go VERY quickly so make lots and lots.