Dear Zucchini Farmer, I am writing to thank you for growing this delicious and versatile vegetable. Just this week, I made healthy Double Chocolate Muffins that were made moist by adding zucchini. I also was able to ditch gluten and wheat loaded pasta, by making noodles from zucchini. Finally, this morning, my eggs and bacon were made complete with Zucchini Hash Rounds. Because of you and your vegetable growing expertise, I am able to sustain my low-carb lifestyle with ease. ♥ Vanessa
Just this week I spotted what appeared to be a nice quality, stainless steel, mandoline slicer for $9.99 at Marshall's. I have been pining for one ever since I was at my in-laws over the 4th of July, and watched my mother-in-law, perfectly slice a cucumber in seconds flat.
Now, my husband would tell you I used up my kitchen appliance/gadget budget last year, after buying a Vitamix, pressure cooker, stainless steel mixing bowls as well as two sets each of stainless steel measuring spoons and measuring cups. Oh yeah, and a stainless steel rack to store all my toys on. I didn't necessarily “need” another kitchen gadget, but this wasn't just an adjustable slicer, it also had a julienne peeler with two different widths on it as well. And I wanted it.
My $9.99 purchase was quickly justified when I realized what a deal I scored. I came home do some searching online, only to realize this gadget retails for $45.00. I saved nearly 80%!!
I quickly impressed my husband by using it to slice zucchini and peppers for a mixed green salad. I didn't get a chance to impress him with these healthy Zucchini Hash Rounds, as he's at work, but he admired the picture and made me promise to make them over the weekend.
I turned the adjustable dial on my fancy new mandoline slicer to the small julienne setting and in about 5 seconds had a pile of zucchini that was just perfect for making hash rounds. Let's make some, shall we?
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 2 Slices Pastured Thick-Cut Bacon
- 1 cup Organic Zucchini, Julienned
- 1 Large Organic Egg
- 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
- Pinch Celtic Sea Salt
- Pinch Black Pepper
- In skillet cook two slices of bacon, reserving leftover grease.
- Eat bacon.
- In small bowl, scramble egg and spices.
- Add zucchini and mix well.
- Plop four equal size zucchini rounds in hot bacon grease.
- Bake over medium-high heat turning once brown.
- Sprinkle with a little Celtic sea salt and serve.