Sunday, March 1, 2015

SRC: Deep Fried Zucchini with Garlic Aioli and Gummy Bear Popsicles

This month's SRC assignment was an absolute doozy. I was assigned Erin's blog, Making Memories with Your Kids. I was really happy with this assignment, not to mention excited. I've known and admired Erin's blog since 2010. That was when I first came across her blog; we were both participating in the "12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies" bake along. Go over and have a look at all the fun she's got going there. Not only does she have some awesome recipes, but she's also got heaps of fun foods for kids, craft activities and some really amazing gift ideas for pretty much any occasion. I love looking at all the ideas she comes up with.

For this month's SRC reveal, I decided to try out her Deep Fried Zucchini with Garlic Aioli Sauce. Mainly, because that Garlic Aioli sounds so amazing I had to try it out and I needed something to have it with. Enter - Deep Fried Zucchini. Both really simple recipes, but oh so very good. I know I will be making these time and again :)

The Aioli is nice and flavorful, but the real star, to my utter surprise was the zucchini. I expected the aioli to be my favorite. The zucchini was so good, it didn't need a dipping sauce. I have some more zucchini in the fridge and I'm going to make another batch for dinner this evening. That's how good it is. Don't take my word for it, go ahead and try it. Erin, thank you so much for this recipe. I LOVE it.




Deep Fried Zucchini

Zuchinni
2 eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
Oil, for deep frying

Heat the oil for deep frying.

Cut the zucchini into slices about 1/4 of an inch thick.

In a bowl, beat the eggs and the buttermilk.

In another bowl mix the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

When the oil is hot, dip the zucchini in the egg dip and then in the crumb mixture and then carefully place in the oil.

Fry for a couple of minutes on both sides on a medium flame, till golden brown.

Using a slotted spoon, remove the slices from the oil and place on some kitchen paper to drain any excess oil.

Serve hot.


Garlic Aioli

1 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp lemon juice
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced / crushed.

Mix it all together and serve.


Here's something I haven't done before - I made dessert too. Nothing fussy but an absolute treat. When I saw this post on Erin's site, I couldn't go past it. I've seen this ages ago and always wanted to try it out. They just look like so much fun. I had absolutely no excuse to not make it. The next time I make these, I will have to leave the soda out a lot longer. I did it this time but evidently it needed to sit out longer. So when you try these out, if you think your soda has been out long enough to cut down the carbonated effect, keep it out a little longer ;)




Gummy Bear Popsicles

Sprite
Gummy Bears

Let the soda sit out for a while to let some of the fizz die out.

Drop some gummy bears into your popsicle mould. You can use as many or as few as you like. I went for about the half way mark.

Top up with the Sprite.

Freeze.

Enjoy on a hot summer's day or as it turns out on the first day of autumn here :)

The kids will love it and so will the adults.

There are no kids in our household and I still made it and we loved it.


Do stop by and check out what the rest of Group A whipped up this month.


18 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, gummy bear popsicles! I am giggling with glee at the thought of that. Sounds so good!

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    1. That's the same effect Erin's original post had on me :)

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  2. What a lovely write up - I really must try deep fried zucchini (or courgette as we call it here) #secretrecipeclub

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    1. Oh they are lovely Helen, I hope you like it as much as we did.

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  3. Yum. Deep fried is always good ;) I had your blog this month! Your garlic rolls were great!!!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked them Sarah ... thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Trish, you are so sweet! It's so nice to be in group A with you!

    So glad you liked the zucchini and aioli. Two of my favorite things! And I forgot about the gummy bear popsicles. We have to do that again.

    Happy Monday!

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    1. Thanks for the inspiration Erin ... lovely to have you in Group A!

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  5. Both of these recipes sound great and fun!

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  6. I ADORE Erin and her blog! Fantastic picks for SRC this month! :-)

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  7. Omgoodness - the gummybear popsicle is adorable! Awesome SRC pick :-)

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  8. The gummi bear popsicles are so interesting. I really like that idea. So glad you made so many great things of this blog for this week's reveal day

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  9. Well done on two dishes and that zucchini looks mouthwatering!

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