In addition to growing vegetables, my CSA farmer raises pigs, chickens, and lambs at the farm. They offer eggs for sale by the dozen along with packages of butchered meats. I have been trying one item a week and this week I picked up their brats.
They were good, but they lacked any depth of flavor. I really think they need to adjust the spices and will certainly let them know when I see them next week. I used one of the heads of lettuce, a radish, a scallion, a cucumber from my garden, and a store-bought tomato in making a salad to go alongside the brats.
I have been craving zucchini fries for the past two weeks, and last night I finally gave in and made some.
I set up a breading station, one bowl had two beaten eggs, the other filled with panko bread crumbs, freshly ground pepper and a bit of grated parmesan cheese. I cut the zucchini into batons and breaded them before tossing them in the deep fryer. Once they came out, I grated a bit more cheese over the top, because everything is better with more cheese! Originally, I was only going to make zucchini fries, but once the hubby saw the deep fryer come out, he wanted french fries, so we ended up with both. I can’t say that it made me unhappy, goodness knows, homemade french fries are AWESOME!
I used up quite a few dishes making dinner tonight, good thing the hubby is on dish duty!