Zucchini Fries + Zesty Ranch Dip from the Whole Smiths. An incredibly light and heart-healthy way to fry up your veggies! Paleo-friendly, vegetarian and gluten-free.
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Zucchini Fries + Zesty Ranch Dip

Zucchini Fries + Zesty Ranch Dip from the Whole Smiths. An incredibly light and heart-healthy way to fry up your veggies! Paleo-friendly, vegetarian and gluten-free.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side / Appetizer
Cuisine: Paleo / Vegetarian / Gluten-Free
Servings: 4 -6
Author: the Whole Smiths

Ingredients

  • 1 C. homemade mayo see above for recipe link
  • 1 Tbsp. chives
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion granules
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 C. cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeno deseeded
  • Dash of red pepper flakes more for additional heat
  • 3 Tbsp. almond milk
  • 2 large zucchinis cut into spears
  • 1/2 C. almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. tapioca flour
  • 1/4 tsp. dry mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Thrive Culinary Algae Oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Using an immersion blender, food processor, or blender combine mayo, chives, garlic, salt, onion powder, onion granules, garlic powder, chili powder, cilantro, jalapeño, red pepper, and almond milk
  • Pulse to combine to form zesty ranch dressing
  • Meanwhile combine almond and tapioca flours, dry mustard, salt, pepper and chili powder and combine
  • In a large dutch over or frying pan add algae oil until there is about an inch of it in the pan
  • Heat on medium high heat to about 350* (you can use a thermometer to gauge)
  • Meanwhile dip one zucchini spear into beaten egg, let excess drip off
  • Then add egg covered zucchini to flour and toss to coat
  • Once oil is hot, add coated zucchinis, careful not to crowd pan and fry one each side 2-3 minutes
  • Continue this process for remaining zucchini spears
  • Once cooked, remove and place on paper towel to drain
  • Salt to taste and serve with ranch