Mama’s Easy Fried Zucchini

I love the older recipes 🙂 they would probably tell us now days that it was unhealthy but lets face it our Mom’s and Grandma’s sure knew how to cook. I come from a family who all has the most awesome recipes. I always loved when we had pot luck family get together’s, the food was always out of this world.  To this day I still use the older recipes because I just love them most of them are super simple and taste just amazing. This one here brings back so many wonderful memories of cooking in the kitchen with Mom, not only was it one of my favourites but it is also super easy to make too and tastes awesome.  It is an easy recipe to adjust the amounts as well and everything you need you already have 🙂  I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did and still do to this day.

Mama’s Easy Fried Zucchini

What you need

fresh zucchini cut into  1/4 to 1/2 inch slices

flour

butter

salt and pepper

Cut your zucchini into desired thickness. Now the next step is a little trick my Mom taught me, season both sides of zucchini with a little salt,  and lay on wax paper, the reason for this is that it brings the moister up out of the zucchini and the flour sticks to them better. Let them sit for about 10-15 min. You will see the water laying on top of them that’s what you want.

On a plate add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of flour depends on the amount you are making and how much you will need and season with pepper ONLY. you already salted them so you don’t need the extra salt 🙂 Coat both sides of your zucchini in the flour mixture.

In a frying pan on medium heat add butter once melted add your zucchini and fry on each side for about 5 minutes or so. I keep flipping mine as I like them golden brown.  Put fried zucchini on a clean plate lined with paper towel to remove the excess butter

Enjoy.

Lisa’s Zucchini Brownies

Lisa’s Zucchini Brownies

Super moist and they freeze really well too. This recipe makes 2 dozen brownies.

What you need is
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups zucchini shredded
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350. Cream together eggs, oil, and sugar. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and cocoa. Slowly add the flour mixture to your sugar mixture, mix well. Add vanilla, zucchini and nuts and mix well. Spread into a 9x 13 pan and Bake for 30 min or till centre is set.
Once cool you can frost them with Vanilla Frosting or a Cream Cheese Frosting
Enjoy 

Skillet Zucchini and Tomatoes

Skillet Zucchini and Tomatoes

I made this the other night is so very yummy and so easy to make an awesome side dish and so healthy too

What you need
1 tsp butter
2 small onions chopped up
2 small zucchini thinly sliced
2 medium tomatoes chopped up
1 tsp basil
pepper to taste

In a large frying pan melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft.
Add zucchini and cook for about 3 minutes, then add your tomatoes and basil and cook until zucchini is tender. Season with pepper to taste. Plate and Enjoy