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Friday, May 22, 2009

Foodie Friday... Ribs and Fritters

If you like those slow cooked ribs with meat so tender it nearly falls off the bone... You'll love these...

Here's what you'll need...
1 rack of pork ribs
shake seasoning or lemon pepper (your choice)
BBQ sauce (if desired)

Preheat oven to 200-degrees.
Line baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil.
Rub Ribs with Shake or Lemon Pepper.
Slow bake Ribs for 4-hours. Do not open oven. Leave ribs alone... they'll be perfectly done in 4-hours. If you want to add BBQ Sauce, brush on at the 3-1/2 hour point, then return ribs to oven for the last 1/2-hour of cooking.
Remove ribs from oven, let them rest for about 5-minutes before cutting apart.


and Fritters... Zucchini Fritters to be exact...

Prep time for this is 25-minutes, but cooking time is only about 10-minutes.


2 cups grated Zucchini

1 cup finely chopped onion

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 to 3/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon white or cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1 cup canola or vegetable oil


*Place the zucchini in a kitchen towel, gather up the edges, and squeeze hard over the kitchen sink to remove excess moisture.

*In heavy skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and cook zucchini, onion, and garlic until liquid evaporates. Remove from pan and place in mixing bowl; let cool for 30-40 minutes. *Add beaten eggs, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup flour and seasonings to make a batter. You may need to add more flour if the batter doesn't hold together when dropped from a spoon.

*Heat 1 cup oil in heavy saucepan over medium heat until it reaches 375 degrees F (water droplets will sizzle and evaporate immediately) and drop batter by tablespoons into the heated oil. Fry the fritters for 2-4 minutes on each side until deep golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.

These Zucchini Fritters are delicious... but next time, I think I will cut back slightly on the dried thyme leaves.
Add some fresh sliced tomatoes and you've got a Southern Feast!
That's what's for supper, down here in French Lique...

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Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

sounds wonderful..I am going to try the fritters! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Deb said...

looks like a good Texas meal....never had zuccini fritters before..have a safe Memorial Day weekend

susan said...

Ahhh... I believe my city and your whole state are in competition for the "rib king" capital! Memphis just finished their huge Memphis in May BBQ contest! Frankly, I've had very few I DIDN'T like--like some more than others, but like all BBQ ribs! :)

sepiadreams said...

Just got finished copying down the recipes..Dad gum!!! That has to be the biggest zucchini I have ever seen! Thought it was a watermelon....Love Tiina...

Scrappy Doo said...

I LOVE ZUCCINI FRITTERS! caps intended. I love any kind of fritter for that matter.
Heck, I love the word Fritter
Now I am starving
Ribs look great!
Have a safe and blessed Holiday weekend.
Scrappy Doo

trash talk said...

I'm with can you not love something called fritter? It's fun just saying it. Gonna make me some of those...won't be as good as yours I'm sure. I'll have to get my zukes from the grocer.

ButterYum said...

Yummy Yummy!

Mary said...

The entire meal looks great but those fritters have my name on them. Enjoy the holiday weekend.

The Raggedy Girl said...

I am going to pick up some spareribs and give this four hour thing a try as they look so good. I think I will do this tonight and served with the smashed potatoes I saw somewhere in blog land. Thank you.

The Raggedy Girl

Joy said...

I got my 2 racks of ribs ready to go. I slow cook mine too in the crockpot if they will fit, but may put them in the oven this time since they are so big.
Also, I put mine on the grill for like 15 minutes just to give them that grill flavor.
Love them!
Those fritters looks wonderful.
Thanks for the recipe.
Happy Memorial Day,


Angela said...

Hey Dixie!!!

Your ribs and fritters look soo good!!! I will have to give them a try!!!


Have a great long weekend!!!

bj said...

omigosh, i am soooo a rib girl. love 'em...sure will cook some like this. maybe for our memorial day cookout...
now, if we can just figure out a way to cook those fritters in the oven....we love these and also potato and corn fritters. just can;t eat much fried foods anymore.
thanks for the recipes

Laura said...

Oh my gosh. This looks amazing. My mouth is watering.

I realized I omitted the logo for Wordless Wednesday this past Wednesday. I am adding it.

Thanks Miss Dixie-
I enjoy your friendship so much.


Bonjour Madame said...

I didn't know ribs could be so easy to prepare. I'll have to try this method. Thanks!

mbkatc230 said...

Never made ribs this way, will definitely give it a whirl. Now those fritters look and sound delicious! I love corn fritters, and sweet potato fritters, so these are going on the list. Thanks Dixie! Kathy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I am so happy I have my blog access issue resolved, or at least I hope it's resolved. What a treat! The ribs and fritters look wonderful!!

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

OH.....YUMMMMMMM!!!!! Thanks for the recipes. Looks GREAT!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This sounds like the perfect family holiday meal...I need to fix them for a family picnic this Sunday...

Linda said...

Oh, my goodness....what a fabulous meal! That is either a photography angle, or the most interesting shape in a zuccini that I have ever seen! Love 'em. Linda

Candy said...

O.K. my mouth is watering...
YUMMO! I should say you French Lique folks do eat well.

Hope all are well the MEMORIAL weekend.

Ashley ~ said...

It all looks so good*! I'm happy I'll be going over to enjoy some good cooking at my grandmother's house this weekend*! Have a safe holiday*! _Ashley*

Linda said...

Dixie, thanks for telling me about that zuccini - amazing! Wish we had them here. By the way, Ace is a hoot - absolutely adorable! Linda

Joyce said...

I can make those ribs and go to the beach and come back and dinner will be ready without standing over a hot BBQ. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

Kathleen said...

That's how I do my ribs too..
Low and Slow..
Happy Memorial Day! The meal looks great!

The Muse said...

Zucchini~one of my my little cottage, I'm the only one who appreciates that flavor!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Ummm! My husband makes great ribs too - and when people ask him his secret - he always says low and slow!