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SANDRA'S CRISPY BROCCOLI STEM and ZUCCHINI MEDALLIONS with HOMEMADE RANCH DIP

I developed this recipe 
because I tend to have a hard time 
tossing perfectly good broccoli stems.  
As it turned out, these medallions 
are a splendid side dish 
or served as an appetizer...

Servings (6)
Prep: 10 Mins. |
Cook: 4 to 6 Mins.

Posted by Sandra

INGREDIENTS

--Peanut oil for frying
2 cups broccoli stems, peeled, and cut into 3/4” medallions
2 medium zucchini, cut into 3/4" medallions
1/4 cup yellow corn meal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
3 tablespoons parmesan, grated
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
2 eggs, beaten with a tiny bit of water

***Ranch Dip, click here for recipe: Sandra's Homemade Ranch Dip)

METHOD

Mix together the ranch dipping sauce ingredients in a small serving bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Heat 1/2" of peanut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, add the corn meal, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, parmesan, cayenne, kosher salt and ground pepper in large ziploc bag, and set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a tiny bit of water, and set aside.

Dry the vegetables with a paper towel. Working in small batches, toss the vegetable medallions in the beaten eggs, then coat in the flour/cornmeal mixture to cover completely. Place breaded medallions into the oil for 2 to 3 minutes per side, just until lightly golden brown, flip over and continue cooking on other side until golden and crisp. Season with a sprinkling of kosher salt while hot, cool for a couple of minutes, and serve with ranch dipping sauce on the side. ~ Enjoy!

1 comment:

sandra said...

This is a easy albiet tasty appetizer or side dish...yummers!

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