Fried Zucchini Appetizers – A White Spot Zoo Sticks Copycat Recipe
I don’t care for zucchini. Therefore, I don’t make zucchini. Hubby loves zucchini. Do you see a situation here? If I want to be nice and make the hubby some zucchini appetizers I have to find a recipe for it. After doing some reading I learned that “Zoo sticks” are a long-time favorite appetizer at a Canadian restaurant chain called White Spot. I’m thinking this is the recipe I’ll try when I make them for him.
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- deep fryer or large pot OR baking sheet
- 3 shallow dishes
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 1 large zucchini, chopped into 1/4 inch sticks
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 beaten egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 cup regular bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup ranch dressing
Heat oil in deep fryer or pot on stove to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
Mix flour, salt and pepper and place in shallow dish. Beat eggs and milk in another shallow dish. Place bread crumbs in a third shallow dish.
Coat the zucchini sticks in each shallow dish starting with the flour mixture, then the eggs and finally the bread crumbs.
Mix the sour cream and ranch in a small dish and set aside. This will be the dip for your zucchini sticks.
Place in hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Remove sticks and place on paper towel for a couple minutes to drain oil.
Serve with dip and enjoy.
If you don’t want to deep fry, you can spray the sticks with oil and bake them at 350 F for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Adapted from: http://deep-fried.food.com/recipe/zoo-sticks-140635