4 medium size zucchini; 1 cup Italian style breadcrumbs; 1/2 cup all-purpose flour; 2 large eggs; 1/4 cup heavy cream; 1 pinch garlic powder; 1 pinch onion powder; vegetable oil for deep fryer; salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe: Peel and cut the zucchini approximately to the size of thick french fries. Season the zucchini sticks with salt, pepper, onion and garlic powders. In a mixing bowl beat lightly the eggs and cream. Put the flour and breadcrumbs in two separate bowls. Dredge the zucchini sticks in the flour, dip them in the egg mixture and coat them in the Italian breadcrumbs. Deep-fry the zucchini sticks at 165 degrees C (350 F) until they are golden in colour. Remove them from the fryer and place them over tissue paper for 1 minute to remove the excess oil. Serve the fried zucchini sticks with your favourite dipping sauce. Cooking tip: For this zucchini sticks recipe you can use either kind of zucchini, green or yellow, just make sure you buy zucchini that are not longer than 6 inches.
About the author: George Krumov is a Red Seal certified chef with many years of culinary experience working around the world in Europe, the Middle East, the cruise line industry and North America. In the last two decades he has headed the kitchens of several restaurants in Canada, and ran his own restaurant.