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Jaeda's Fried Zucchini

What you need: 

1 cup white or brown rice flour, divided
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon turbinado sugar
2 teaspoons vegan parmesan cheese, optional
pinch sea salt
1 cup nondairy milk (I use soy)
1 tablespoon saffola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Ener-G egg replacer + 2 tablespoons water, optional
2 large zucchinis, sliced 1/4" (slices frozen ahead of time, if possible)
oil, as needed for frying (I prefer saffola oil)

What you do: 

1. In large bowl, mix together 3/4 cup flour, cayenne pepper, turbinado sugar, vegan parmesan and salt. Blend in the milk and saffola oil. For a thicker/stickier batter, add the prepared egg replacer. Set aside.
2. Fill large bag with 1/4 cup flour. Wet the frozen zucchini slices by giving them a quick dip in cold water and place in bag with the flour.
3. Shake and coat zucchini (this step will allow the batter to adhere to the zucchini better). Set aside.
4. Heat 1/2 inch oil in skillet to 350 degrees F. Dredge flour coated zucchini slices in flour mixture/batter and fry until golden brown. Place on paper towel lined cookie sheet.
For appetizers any time you want, instead of frying, place dredged/battered zucchini slices on wax paper inside a freezer safe storage container, and the next time you want fried zucchini you just take them out and heat oil to 375 degrees F, fry and enjoy.

Preparation Time: 
25 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
3-4

SO HOW'D IT GO?

this is gluten free so I can have it!!!!! I am so excited, but I think I will use the other suggestions by adding more spices and using a gluten free beer for the liquid....kinda like a tempura batter maybe? But whatever, I miss fried foods, so I will be smothering this all over any veggie I can get my hands on  :-X

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I agree,  it was a good base recipe.  I left out the egg substitute and used rice milk instead.  The batter was quite thick, I will probably use more water next time.  At Moonkeymama's suggestion, I added 3 tbsp of cayenne pepper, about 6 shakes of basil flakes, and a bunch of garlic powder (I just kept adding til it smelled good) 8-)

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good base recipe, but kinda bland.  needs more spice.  i added an extra tsp cayenne and it still was kind of meh.  next time, i'll incorporate some beer for extra flavor.

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