Saturday, February 25, 2012

Jorge Cruise - Zucchini Cheese Fries! A Little Bit of Heaven!

Wow, I just made a recipe from Jorge Cruise's "The Belly fat Cure - Fast Track" called "Zucchini Cheese Fries".  This is Jorge's alternative to french fries.  It was delicious!

These are super easy to make.  I just made 1 Zucchini instead of the 8 - 10 he suggests you use to make 6 - 8 servings.  I found that 1 egg was more than enough for making a single serving.  I also used a combination of grated Parmesan and shredded Parmesan to give it more texture and crunch.

Here is the recipe for a single serving (I only ate half of this myself)

Jorge's Zucchini Cheese Fries for One!

1 med Zucchini
1 egg
1 pinch of chili powder

handful of shredded Parmesan (or as needed)
handful of grated Parmesan (or as needed)
Olive Oil (just a bit for frying)

Wash and slice ends of of the zucchini.  Slice it crosswise to make 2 short pieces, then slice it down the middle and cut each half into halves & cut each of those into halves or 1/3rds again.  The object is to get the zucchini slices to look like fries.  You can make them thicker or thinner for your preference.

  • Beat egg with the dash of chili powder. 
  • Put Parmesan cheeses on a paper plate.
  • Dip each piece of zucchini in egg mixture
  • gently roll and press the zucchini into the cheese
  • set aside until they are all breaded

Heat oil in a med to large fry pan.  Just enough to put a nice layer on the bottom.
  • Fry in the olive oil turning gently on each of their 3 sides until golden brown and softened.
  • Drain each "fry" on paper towels.
  • Serve immediately or keep in a warm oven.
Mmm.  Good stuff!