Sometimes you just want certain dishes or flavors for dinner, despite the fact that they in no way shape or form flow together. It happens, I understand. Last night I made a lovely dill potato salad with a large bunch of fresh dill from my local farmers market and fingerling potatoes. It was lovely and slightly paired with the Bahama Rice burgers though they were the Spicy Jamaican flavor, topped with wilted arugula, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes. From the oven I pulled out lovely slightly roasted asparagus and zucchini under a good handful of garlic.
But I spent most of my time making zucchini fritters. They kind of look like tentacle monsters or sea urchins really more than pretty patties of green goodness. I simply shredded two of my huge home grown zucchinis, added salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder as well as enough flour to absorb all the liquid the shreds were leaking. After letting this rest for at least an hour I started frying them in about an inch of oil. They are crispy on the outside with a soft and delicately flavored center.
I also attempted a riff on a lovely recipe Angel and I had at Millennium on our trip to San Francisco this summer. I battered oyster mushrooms in a lovely beer, flour, rice vinegar, crumbled nori, salt, pepper and garlic batter. These were fried after I was done with the zucchini urchins. Let me tell you, while I hate oyster mushrooms, these were fantastic. Meaty to the tooth, crunchy, flavorful and addictive. I have leftovers but honestly I dont know if those will be as good as the bites we ate last night hot.
I promise to try to share some of my food photos from our trip soon! Oddly enough, I took pictures mostly of food. haha Imagine that!