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Crunchy Bermuda Zucchini Bites

Bermuda Zucchini Bites

As an alternative side I make crunchy Bermuda Zucchini Bites. These fritters are packed with a whole lot of zucchini goodness that my kids don’t even know its good for them! They can be eaten at breakfast along side your scone and tea.

Did you know, technically zucchini’s are fruits but in the cooking world we use it more like a vegetable. Zucchini is commonly referred to as a summer squash. That’s what makes Bermuda zucchini bites a good summer food as they are bountiful on the island during the season. This tubular vegetable is rich in maganese, lutein and vitamins C and A which are all great towards healthier vision.

The health benefits of this fruit are out of this world! First and most importantly, it helps us loose weight – fantastic! It also keeps your blood sugar stable, lowers cholesterol, reduces blood pressure and provides plenty of antioxidants. Pair them with fresh basil, cheese, chives, marjoram, oregano or thyme for an even explosive set of benefits and taste. Include them in your pumpkin soup or serve alongside chunky chicken bites.

You can use sliced or grated zucchini when making crunchy Bermuda zucchini bites. However, keep in mind that if you choose to grate, excess water may be released from the fruit. Should this happen simply use your hands to ring out as much water as possible. When making these delights better consistency is key to good bites. If your batter is too runny add more flour to the mix. Soggy batter means soggy centers. Naturally, if it’s too thick dilute with a bit of water, but not too much you don’t want to sacrifice taste. I recommend you use a cooling rack to aid in the crispiness of your bites.

Bermuda Zucchini Bites Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups of Zucchini – sliced
  • 1 ½ tbsp. of all purpose flour
  • small finely diced Bermuda onion
  • 1 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • salt, pepper, nutmeg, thyme to taste

You will also need a small bowl, frying pan, tongs, cooking oil and a cooling rack.

Method:

  1. Wash and slice zucchini into half inch thick slices. Set aside.
  2. Place butter in frying pan and sauté the onions until translucent, but not browned.
  3. In the glass bowl add the evaporated milk, flour, egg and mix together. Then add the sliced zucchini, sautéed onion and seasonings to mixture. Mix well.
  4. Heat the frying oil in a pan and add each slice to fry for about 5 mins each side. Or if you used grated zucchini you will need to form the zucchini fitters then place into the hot oil.

This simple crunchy Bermuda Zucchini Bites recipe will yield the perfect snack for hungry kids, appetizer at your barbecue or side to your perfectly grilled meat. Eat them as is, like a chip or dipped in a nice spicy sauce. for example, mix ½ cup of mayonnaise, ½ tsp soy sauce and 1½ tbsp. of hot sauce.

Tried this recipe? How did it turn out? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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