FRAN'S FRIED ZUCCHINI STRINGS
1 medium zucchini, about 5 1/4 ounces after trimming *
Oil for deep frying
Using a julienne peeler, cut the zucchini into very thin pasta-like strips. Discard the center core with the seeds. Blot with paper towel to remove as much moisture as possible. Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep fryer to 375º (see my comments below). Add the zucchini strands without crowding the pan. Turn when the zucchini is golden brown. Brown the other side; remove and drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and serve at once.
Makes 1 serving
Do not freeze
* I bought a zucchini that weighed about 9 1/2 ounces. You won't use most of it since the core gets thrown out.
Per Serving: 60 Calories; 5g Fat; 2g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs
This is from Fran McCullough's "Living Low-Carb" book. I used my Fry Daddy with about 1 1/2 inches of oil and that was plenty. I think this would make an intesting garnish but the strings are a little too fragile to eat with your fingers like fries. I'm not sure if they're worth the trouble and all that oil to make. I served them on top of the Spiced Minced Beef that I also made today. Click the photo to see a close-up.
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