Monday, December 31, 2007

Polenta and Roasted Root Vegetables

The original recipe for this casserole is found online here, but I first saw it over at the garden posted by ghoghunter and have wanted to try it ever since. As usual I didn't have all the ingredients and used what was available. I had some frozen okra in the freezer, wish I had thought to add it ... ah well next time. This is really good, the food critic gave it 4 stars !

I used sweet potato, onions and carrots and a mixture of provolone and mozzarella on top.

I made some zucchini fritters for a side dish to add some green to our supper. I had put up the zucchini this past summer in two cup amounts and thawed two bags.

Zucchini Fritter Recipe

4 cups shredded zucchini, squeeze out liquid
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup pancake mix
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sour cream
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup oil

Mix all ingredients except oil in bowl. Heat the oil in a skillet. Drop batter into oil and brown each side. Drain on paper towels.


MrBrownThumb said...

This may sound dumb but how do you shred zucchini?

I have two pieces(?) in the fridge I don't know what to do with but I like the looks of your fritters.

Think it would be ok if I used corn bread mix instead of the pancake mix?

MrBrownThumb said...

Forgot to add: Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Haven't been around much since my comp has been on the fritz and Santa didn't bring me a new one.

OhioMom said...

Happy New Year to you MBT, funny you should mention puters ... I spent a week working on mine, what did a get for Christmas ? A virus !! Don't start me ranting on hackers and their little elf tricks ... arghhhh.

Anyway, do you have a cheese grater ? If not, they are inexpensive, you can pick up one at the Dollar stores ... wash and grate the zucchini, do not peel it, the good stuff is in the skin :)

I don't know why you couldn't use a cornbread mix, sounds like it would be tasty to me. When you grate the zucchini, squeeze out any excess liquid ... just pick up a bunch and squeeze it out.

Let me know how it turns out, okay?

MrBrownThumb said...

Thanks for the cheese grater tip. After I posted the question I started wondering and figured you must do it with a grater 'cause a potato peeler wouldn't really grate.

I'll keep you posted.

OhioMom said...

Good luck with the corn/zucchini fritter ... I will be waiting for the results :)