Fried Zucchini Roll-ups with Red Baron Pizza

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This fried zucchini roll ups recipe is the perfect side dish to Red Baron pizza. This is an easy zucchini recipe to make when you have lots of extra zucchini, and you are trying to figure out ways to use it. Zucchini is great to make any recipe a little healthier, and this zucchini dish is no exception. This recipe is easy to make, serve it with a squeeze of lemon over the top for a zucchini recipe you will love. You can serve this easy zucchini recipe as a side dish to pizza or as an appetizer any time of year. Whenever you are deep frying anything, you want to be sure and practice safety. Use a heavy bottom pot, and never fill the pot more than half way with oil. The trick is making sure to get the oil hot enough before adding your zucchini roll ups, you'll also want to have some paper towels standing by for the roll ups to sit on to soak up any extra grease.

Zucchini can be used in all sorts of quick and easy zucchini recipes. The zucchini also known as the courgette is a summer squash that can reach over three feet in length but is usually harvested at half that size or less. The zucchini is used as a vegetable and usually cooked in savory recipes and bread. Zucchinis are considered fruit, a type of botanical berry, with the swollen ovary of the zucchini flower. The zucchini, like all other squash, has its origins in the Americas. However, most of the types of squash that are usually called zucchini were developed in Italy, many generations after their first introduction from the Americas. The zucchini is usually served cooked although they are becoming more and more popular eaten raw. Zucchini may be prepared using a variety of cooking techniques, to include steaming, boiling, grilling, stuffed and baked, barbecued, fried, or added to other recipes such as soufflés. Other fun facts you might not know about zucchini is that zucchini can be baked into bread, similar to banana bread or added into cake mixes. Zucchinis are low in calories, with one having just 25 calories, compared to a baked potato that has 130 calories.

Nutrition Facts for:Fried Zucchini Roll-ups with Red Baron Pizza from My Big Fat Happy Life

Ingredients: Zucchini, flour, salt, pepper, eggs.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings.

* Per Serving:Calories 114, Calories from Fat 32, Total Fat 3.5g 5%, Saturated Fat 1.1g 5%, Cholesterol 123mg 41%, Sodium 343mg 14%, Potassium 217mg 6%, Carbohydrates 14.2g 5%, Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%, Sugars 1.3g, Protein 6.5g, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 17%, Calcium 3%, Iron 9%

The world’s largest zucchini is on record at 69 1/2 inches long and weighed 65pounds. Zucchini may help prevent cancer and heart disease. Zucchini has more potassium than a banana. The word for zucchini comes from the Italian word Zucca which means squash. When it comes to the most flavorful zucchinis, biggest is not always best. For the best tasting zucchini, you want a small to medium sized zucchini. The three-day annual Zucchini Fest happens in Obetz, Ohio. The festival claims to be everything zucchini and includes a parade, queen’s pageant, contests, arts and crafts, games and more.Thank you to Paris for sharing this easy zucchini recipe for fried zucchini roll ups on the "My Big Fat Happy Life" site. You will find all sorts of ideas on this site from kids activities, travel, decor, recipe ideas, saving money, parties and so much more. **

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