Like the +Discovery TV 's Hoffman Crew finding out that their glory hole contains gold, I couldn't control my euphoria when discovering my form of edible gold at +RedRobinBurgers (www.redrobin.com)
|This pic is not enhanced...they are huge!|
After a quickie... +Google search, I have learned that, apparently, this is something Pittsburgh is famous for and even boasts about. In fact, F. Tambellini Ristorante, 7th Ave, Downtown, claimed to have invented this 'burgh style zucc, described as thin, crispy strips. I could not find any info to corroborate this claim. Unfortunately, the restaurant closed its door Feb 2013. I'm inclined to believe that there were gals in Pittsburgh doing Italian zucc's long before he was....although, their restaurant's website IS/was www.eatzucchini.com (which was the original idea for the name of my blog.......so, f Tambellini's ).
The Main Hotel in Carnegie was also rumored to have conceived the 'burgh style zucc. But, alas, it has been torn down and replaced with a CVS. This "old family recipe from the Main Hotel", however, lives on at Downey's House, Robinson Twp, as per their menu (www.downeyshouse.com). They also brag that they have an extremely large deck; so, gals, it might be worth checking out.
Pittsburgh Style Zucchini
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For me, there are no blurred lines
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e fried zucchini appetizer is the best!
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I know I want it
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* I found this great recipe for a lo fat/lo cal 'fried'(baked) zucchini. I made them thick and I subbed out the bread crumbs & parm with seasoned onion ring mix(has 0 fat cals) to make them more like RR's which have a beer-batter type coating. In addition to the marinara for dipping, I mixed 1 part Dijon mustard with 1 part fat free sour cream for another skinny dip.
* recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny http://eat-yourself-skinny.com/2012/baked-zucchini-sticks.html
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