Wish Upon A Dish: 'Lil Zucchini Mistake Bites

June 30, 2010

'Lil Zucchini Mistake Bites

What should have been a baked, airy & savory puff ended up becoming fried, airy & savory puffs. They taste really good and they are so addictive. Hubby will love these. I almost ate them all.

Serves 24 bites

* 1 cup AP flour
* 1 stick butter
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup water
* 4 eggs, room temperature
* 2 zucchini, seeded, grated, salted and squeezed dry
* 1 cup Locatelli Cheese, grated
* Pepper to taste

1. In saucepan add water, butter and bring to a simmer. With the burner on low, add the flour and with a wooden spoon (not a whisk) mix until the paste pulls away from the sides and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes to remove any flour taste.
2. Immediately move paste to food processor and while on, add 1 egg at a time until all are incorporated. Add zucchini and cheese and pulse until mixed in. (If you don't have a food processor you can turn the heat off of saucepan and mix 1 egg at a time with a wooden spoon, adding another when there is no visible signs of glistening egg left). Remove paste from processor bowl to pastry bag or large zip bag.
3. I refrigerated the paste for 4 hours before frying.
4. In deep heavy sauce pan or electric fryer at 375F squeeze in or drop in 1 tablespoon squirts of paste. Fry till bottom is golden brown and flip over for other side, about 3 minutes on each.
5. Remove to paper towel lined pan and sprinkle with sea salt (preferably) or kosher. Can refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve and heat in 350F oven for 10-15 minutes before serving,

A little honey mustard or ranch dip, even ketchup would be ok, but alone they are at their best.

Tonight is hamburger night and along with the other recipes I made and tested I also made dough for burger buns. I am tired of cooking, washing dishes and typing.

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