Fried zucchini has got to be one of the tastiest things I have ever eaten. But most people are afraid of it just because of the word zucchini. This recipe is a long one, but trust me, it is well worth it.
1 large zucchini
2 T. dried ranch seasoning
2 T. flour
1 t. chili powder
1 t. garlic powder
1 cup pancake mix
Pinch of salt
Oil for frying
1. Cut the zucchini into strips, as you would a potato for French fries. Combine the ranch seasoning, flour, chili powder, and garlic powder in a zip lock bag. Add zucchini a few strips at a time, and shake. once all of the zucchini is coated in the mix put them on a plate and refrigerate for a half hour or so.
2. Just before your ready to fry up your zucchini put just enough oil in a pot to cover your zucchini, unless you have an actual fryer, then just use it. Heat the oil on a medium high heat.
3. Now combine your pancake mix and beer in a bowl. Once it is well mixed, your zucchini is chilled, and your oil is hot. Start adding the zucchini to the pancake batter a few at a time. Make sure the zucchini is well coated then drop it gently in the oil, but only three or so at a time. When the zucchini turns a golden brown then turn it to brown the other side.
4. Once the zucchini is fully cooked lay it out on a cooling rack, or a plate with paper towels, and salt lightly. The key thing at this point though is to not let your fried zucchini get soggy while you are cooking off the rest of the batch. So either keep changing your paper towels (if not using a cooling rack), and rotate the zucchini around.
Once all your zucchini are cooked off, just grab your favorite dip, or as they are. Either way is great.