Ever had those super lazy days, when you just lay there on your couch all day, in your pajamas still, and you’re basically just one click away from ordering fast food? You haven’t had anything for breakfast and lunch yet, and you swear you can already taste the rich flavors of fast food in your mouth, because hunger has opened the gates to hallucinations.. Stop right there and drop that phone now! Close that online delivery browser at once!
We have just the right recipe that will surely save your diet and your money. And plus, it tastes like fast food without the excess calories! 😉
INGREDIENTS FOR THE FRIES:
- 1 whole zucchini, sliced into fries size
- A quarter or of squash, sliced into fries size (or whatever shape you want, who cares!)
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1cup flour
- 2 tablespoons Cajun powder or more
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg , beaten
- Canola oil for deep frying
INGREDIENTS FOR THE DIP:
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder/ or one fresh garlic, crushed
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix the Cajun powder and salt with the flour
- Standard breading procedure. Always remember the acronym FEB, which stands for Flour-Egg-Breadcrumbs. This means, you coat the veg with the flour first, then egg, then breadcrumbs.
- Let’s get ready to fry! (You can also bake them for a healthier option)
- Mix all the ingredients for the dip and you’re set! Eat them while they’re warm and crispy. Sprinkle extra Cajun spice and salt if you want 😉
What is Canola oil?
The name “canola” was chosen by the board of the Rapeseed Association of Canada in the 1970s. The “Can” part stands for Canada and “ola” refers to oil. However, a number of sources, including dictionaries, continue to claim it stands for “Can(ada)+o(il)+l(ow)+a(cid). The name was coined partially to avoid the negative connotations of rape. /Source: Wikipedia
Why use Canola oil? Well:
Canola oil is low in saturated fat and contains both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in a ratio of 2:1. If consumed, it also reduces low-density lipoprotein and overall cholesterol levels, and as a significant source of the essential omega-3 fatty acid is associated with reduced all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. /Source: Wikipedia
Original Recipe by: Jyau Agenar
Jyau Agenar is a recent culinary school graduate. She likes to experiment with food a lot, especially when home alone. She draws a lot of inspiration from her favorite Chefs, and their respective food and travel shows. She likes meeting new people, exploring and understanding foreign cultures and food, and dreams to become a professional world-traveler chef/writer someday.