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Goodness Gracious Great Balls Of Zucchini
August 7, 2018
Jerry Lee Lewis’ signature song of “Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire“ was playing in the background. What a song to get you pumped up and motivated. Since I was going to be cooking zucchini AGAIN, I needed some motivation! I had 13 zucchini in the fridge, neighbors and friends were avoiding me when I showed up with zucchini in hand, so my only chance to salvage this abundant harvest was to slice, dice, and/or cook them. (Note to self: only plant 1-2 zucchini in the garden next year.)
Our house is backed up to a golf course and many times throughout the year we find golf balls in our yard. During the garden growing season, I cultivate many “balls” from the garden. At one point last summer my hubby walked outside and asked how the “ball” garden was doing. He, of course, adds these golf balls to his yearly count which averages about 300. Yes, I said we get MANY balls in the yard.
Well, the message this day from the universe was loud and clear, I needed to make zucchini balls. Not everybody links food to their daily activities, but I just can’t help it. That’s how I roll.
And, putting further thought to it, I could use these zucchini balls for appetizers, add into pasta sauce, plate them as a side dish smothered in mozzarella or served with spaghetti, or, or, or….
The zucchini is getting too big before I can get them harvested, so I needed a recipe that would use a lot. This one uses eight cups – sadly, that only used up one zucchini. 🙁
Zucchini diced and ready to be cooked.
Balls formed – not so easy because the ingredients are very soft.
And the frying begins!
Great Balls of Zucchini
Amount varies depending on the size you make the balls.