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Back in the good ol’ days, before I become a Trim Healthy Teen, we rolled sliced zucchini in bread crumbs and fried it. I got hungry for this yummy side dish the other day, so I decided to try a healthy version. Whaddya know…it turned out just as good as the old version. I’m staying with my grandparents right now while I’m working in Ohio for the summer, and my grandpa exclaimed something along the lines of, “Are you sure this is healthy?”
This makes a super-easy side dish that takes no time at all to throw together. The flaxmeal makes a crispy coating, and it’s cheap! I used some golden flaxmeal that my grandma had on hand, but at home we usually buy golden flax seeds in bulk and grind them in a coffee grinder for an inexpensive flour.
I served this fried zucchini with loaded baked “potato” soup and a nice salad for a supper full of healthy veggies.
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Question of the day: what’s your favorite summer side dish?
You can find this recipe in my cookbook, Necessary Food.
- Butter or refined coconut oil for frying
- Sliced zucchini (maybe ⅛" thick or so)
- 1 beaten egg
- Golden flaxmeal for breading
- Salt and pepper
- Heat your butter or coconut oil in a nonstick skillet until good and hot. When the oil is hot, dip your sliced zucchini one at a time into the egg wash, then into the golden flaxmeal (covering both sides well). Place in the hot butter/coconut oil and fry on both sides until crispy and golden-brown. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
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