CUCUMBER FRENCH FRIES

Charlene Knaps

By
@CLicK

I created this recipe because I had too many cucumbers on hand and wanted something different. They taste very similar to fried zucchini sticks, but with a refreshing, tart zip. If you like deep fried pickles or fried green tomatoes, you'll enjoy this recipe. Experiment with the breading and make it your own.


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Serves:

2

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

2 or 3
medium cucumbers
1/2 c
sunflower or other frying oil
3 Tbsp
ranch dressing for dipping

BREADING:

1/2 c
cornmeal
1/4 c
panko bread crumbs
1/4 c
italian bread crumbs
1 dash(es)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oil in skillet to medium high heat, or 350 degrees in electric skillet.
2
Peel cucumbers, slice off ends, then cut lengthwise in half. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds like you're carving a boat. Then slice each cucumber half into french fry-sized strips.
3
Mix together all breading ingredients in a shallow dish or pie plate. Dredge each cucumber slice into the breading, place into skillet with oil.
4
Fry breaded slices two to three minutes on each side, depending on thickness. They will be done when the breading is a golden brown (see photo). Drain and cool on a paper towel, serve with ranch dressing for dipping.

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