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Zucchini week…the final episode…Zucchini brownies!

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I am still continuing my loosing battle against the prolific zucchini plants I our garden. This is it. I am freezing the rest! I promise that I won’t post anymore zucchini recipes, unless of course I find a really good one that I just have to share…,
So, going down my list of zucchini recipes, the last one I had to try is zucchini brownies. I know it sounds kind of gross, but I like zucchini bread, so why not brownies? We had family over the other night and served this for dessert, the kids loved it (we didn’t tell the kids what was in them) so the parents loved them too. What a great way to eat your vegetables!

You need the following ingredients…
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

1 cup chocolate chips
2 cups of grated zucchini

Mix the sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla together well. Then, mix the dry ingredients, including the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Mix the two together, then add the chocolate chips and zucchini. If the zucchini is watery, squeeze out some of the water before mixing in.

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At this point, I have to be honest, I wasn’t so sure this would turn out!
After everything has been mixed thoroughly, spread the batter out in a 9x 14 cake pan.

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Bake at 375 for 40-60 minutes. Mine took almost an hour. Insert a tooth pick into the center, if the batter sticks to it, it needs to be cooked for longer. If the toothpick comes out clean, it is done.

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I decided that all brownies need to be iced, so I slapped on a quick layer of chocolate icing.

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Once again, I wasn’t quite sure about these, so I sliced them into smaller squares…

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They were delicious! Moist and chocolatey! You really could not see the zucchini at all. They didn’t last long!
A teeny tiny part of me is looking forward to picking the next few zucchinis, because I will be making these again this summer. Yum.

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Zucchini experiment…number two

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So, today we decided to try a different kind of zucchini chips, breaded zucchini chips. John’s mom shared this recipe with me.
The thing I like about this recipe is you don’t have to brown the zucchini before putting them in the oven, like you have to do with chicken, or veal. These go straight into the oven.
I had some seasoned bread crumbs, regular bread crumbs, eggs, and zucchini.

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We mixed the two kinds of crumbs together because we found the seasoned crumbs way too salty. We beat the eggs in a small bowl. Then, we sliced the zucchini.
We dipped each slice into the egg, then into the bread crumbs…

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Then placed them on a cookie sheet.

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I baked them at 400 degrees for almost 20 minutes…

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These were good, they turned out really well. Crispy on the outside, and cooked on the inside. We dipped them in ranch dressing, which the kids loved. I will definitely make these again because they were so easy to make.

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Still more zucchini recipes to try….at least the pile of zucchinis on my counter is getting a little smaller…