duminică, 17 iulie 2016

Timeless (30) From time to time. A summer recipe: Fried Zucchini/ Dovlecei pane.

A summer recipe: Fried Zucchini/ Dovlecei pane.
 Or "Hobak-Jeon or Korean Pan Fried Courgette".

In summer, almost everything is wonderful, except the high heat or humidity levels. In these circumstances, for today I've chosed for a very quick and simple homemade dish: fried courgette seasoned with garlic and black pepper.
Of course, this is a very known recipe in many ways of cooking or in worldwide cuisines.
Some interesting infos - that I could find them about - I have already shared in a previous post and posted two years ago.
So, if you're interested, you can read about Fried White Courgettes or  Hobak-Jeon/Korean Pan Fried Courgette,  here.

Now, back to the presented topic, a lovely way to cook courgettes and so similar to the romanian recipe of "dovlecei pane", it is the recipe of "Hobakjeon" in the korean cooking style.
The dish is called Hobak-Jeon or Korean Pan Fried Courgette.

From Did you Know Category about:
3 recipes of Hobakjeon or Pan-fried Summer Squash.
1. "A delicious and healthy Korean side dish, Hobak Jun (or Jeon)* is easy to prepare and goes well with almost every Korean meal. The zucchini is coated in a thin batter of flour and egg, sauteed on both sides, and served with soy sauce for dipping.

1 medium-large zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch coins
1/2 Cup Flour
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp salt
1-2 Tbsp vegetable or olive oil (for saute pan).
"Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Distribute 1 tsp salt over zucchini slices.
Add remaining 1 tsp salt to beaten egg.
Put flour and egg in separate shallow dishes next to stove.
Heat lightly greased saute pan to medium heat.
Coat zucchini coins first with flour, and then dip and coat with beaten egg and place into pan.
Saute zucchini for about 3-4 minutes per side, turning once, or until they are a light golden brown.
You can serve with the basic or spicy dipping sauces or nothing at all.

(Serves 4 as a side dish)."
*Excerpts; Click to read more on Koreanfood.about.com

2. Excerpts: "Hobakjeon* is a dish of pre-marinated summer squash that is coated with wheat flour and egg wash then pan-fried. It may also be fried with meat stuffing. In olden days, hobakjeon was fried with no coating or only wheat flour coating."

"1. Coat the squash slices with wheat flour and beaten egg. 
2. Preheat the frying pan and oil, set the heat to medium and panfry the squash slices for 2 minutes When bottom side is well-done, turn over, garnish with the green/red pepper, fry for 1 minute.
3. Serve with vinegar soy sauce."

"Pay attention to control the heat. If the heat is too high, squash may be burnt, but too low, absorb oil too much."* 
*Excerpts; Click to read more about Hobakjeon on Taste of Korea - Hansik
at http://www.hansik.org/ 

3. Below, a very interesting and lovely video presentation found on the Internet. 
*Source of video/sursa: 
Asian at Home | Hobak-Jeon (Korean Pan Fried Zucchini)
by Seonkyoung Longest on You Tube
My own recipe for fried zucchini.

INGREDIENTS for Fried zucchini in my style.
 Dovlecei prăjiți în stilul meu:

- 1 medium or large zucchini in slices/ 1 dovlecel mediu; felii.
- 1 Cup Flour/ 1 Cupa Făină;
- 2 eggs, beaten/ 2 ouă, bătute;
- 1 tsp salt/ 1 lingurită de sare;
- Ground black pepper/ Piper negru;
- Garlic sauce/ Sos de usturoi;
- 1-2 Tbsp vegetable oil (for saute pan)/ 1-2 linguri de ulei vegetal (pentru prăjit).

Tip: Before to start to cook in the pan, put the peeled zucchini slices in a colander along with some salt and set aside for 1 hour to drain.

Then, (following the original recipe) coat zucchini slices first with flour and then dip and coat with beaten egg and place into pan.
Saute zucchini slices for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, turning once or until they are a lightly golden brown.
You can serve them with the basic or spicy dipping sauces or nothing at all, according to personal taste.

 To personalize the original recipe I've added a bit of garlic sauce and ground black pepper.

Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.

Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages in color and/or black & white. 
2016. Summer.

"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.*"
*Source Internet: 
By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations".

Happiness starts with yourself.

A jolly song like a dedication to summertime.
"In Summer" is an original song by
 Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Tony Award®-winner Robert Lopez. 
Performed by the voice of Olaf, Josh Gad 
in Disney's Frozen "In Summer" Sequence;"

Source of Info/videos/quotes above: 
TheHiyL.com; SimpleOrganicLife; Internet/You Tube.

Gladly shared with:

Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

44 de comentarii:

  1. Delicios! :) Imi plac foarte mult (si) dovleceii pane si - culmea! - e unul dintre putinele feluri de mancare ce-mi si ies cand ma apuc de facut! :)
    Iti doresc sa ai o saptamana cat mai frumoasa!

    1. Am descoperit modul de prepare, cam tarziu; sunt intr-adevar deliciosi!! -*-**-**incerc mereu sa imi imbunatatesc reteta, imi dau silinta. :) ;)din timp in timp, mai gasesc idei, ma inspir, de ici de 'colo; caut sa le pun in practica, deh, poate aflu ceva nou.
      Multumesc frumos de ganduri, Diana! O saptamana frumoasa si plina de armonie!

  2. Ador dovleceii pane! Si eu ii fac oarecum la fel, dar fara usturoi.
    Arata foarte apetisant! Mi-ai adus aminte ca nu am mai facut recent!
    Multumesc de aducere aminte!
    Iar "reteta fericirii" ar trebui sa ne-o tiparim la loc vizibil!!! Ca ne-ar fi de mare folos!
    O saptamana minunata, draga Alexa!

    1. Chiar asa ar trebui, Suzana! Si eu incerc sa-mi amintesc de aceste povete, ori de cate ori, timpurile/ vremurile par sa fie "pe acceleratie agitata ori stresanta" *-* lol chiar ne-ar folosi... :)
      Si ai dreptate, dovleceii sunt apetisanti si ii fac din cand in cand, asemenea; incerc, atunci, sa ii combin uneori, intr-un mix, cu sos de rosii cu marar sau de usturoi ...
      Multumesc de gandurile oferite si o saptamana armonioasa, cat mai minunata, asemenea!

  3. Am gasit si o reteta de clatite cu dovlecei, sunt un fidel consumator:)

    1. Daa, super...chiar exista clatite si in korean style. Am gasit info despre (nu am incercat) si se numesc hobak buchim (also called buchimgae) sau Zucchini Pancakes. Pe scurt clatite cu dovlecei rasi; mi-am propus sa incerc, candva. :)
      multumesc de idei! O saptamana frumoasa!

  4. That's whats for dinner tonight at our house. Along with fresh pickled beets. LOL

    1. :) So nice choice, so delicious must be with pickled red beetroot, as well! Greetings!

  5. Oh Alexa, that looks really delicious. Your pictures are great and I can almost feel the lovely smell and taste. :) Fried zucchini are one of my favourite dishes.
    Thank you for sharing these tasty recipes... and the interesting quotations. The Recipe for Happiness looks so simple, but it's not always easy.
    Have a happy week! Big hugs!

    1. Thank you so! Indeed, the recipe for happiness looks simple, but actually..."it's not always easy" as you have already said.
      Have a happy week, too! Cordially greetings!

  6. Our zukes are just forming so I can't wait to fry some...yummy!

  7. Thanks for joining the party at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/07/world-war-ii-memorial-washington-dc.html

  8. Yes, I will definitely come to dinner if you serve these, but my husband will abstain because he doesn't like zuchinni. That Emerson quote is one I think is very true.

    1. Gladly; you're welcome! indeed, it took me, quite some time to find a recipe on my taste, as well, and actually to enjoy summer zucchini... for instance I can't eat courgettes in stew or in another kind of preparation. Still vegetables are welcome in various, healthy foods!

  9. I like zucchini, especially fried like this! Yours looks delicious

  10. Yummy! Looks amazing!

  11. Looks very delicious! Great foodie shots!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

  12. Heisann.... this I will try some day, I have saved your post, today I met for the first time my son´s girlfriend, born in Korea!

    1. Oh, what wonderful occasion!! So lovely news, indeed! happy moments of joy!Greetings!

  13. I know I would like this!!!

    Looks very delicious

  14. My two young granddaughters are Frozen fans! Thanks Alexa for making Foto Tunes part of your week. Stop back again.

  15. looks delicious.. I do mine without any coating at all though (like you say it used to be done in the old days --which figures because I am old myself ;>))) I add lots of sliced onions and salt and pepper. What your recipe says about the temperature of the oil is very true!.

    1. Thank you; in article's excerpts, there are, these mentions about cooking, indeed; And I presume that it must be more healthy cooked without any coating (for those with some medical issues, digestive problems or something else)
      Thank you for the tip; i'll try someday with slices of onion and black pepper!

  16. That is exactly how large zucchinis are cooked in Greece, Alexa. We often have this at home with zucchinis grown in our garden :-)
    Good to see you sharing your photos on the Friday Greens meme, hope to see more of them this week.

    1. It is for sure a joy to have for cooking some grown vegetables in gardens; the most healthy vegetables! Here, i've bought them from the local market.
      Thank you so much for the mentions, similarities about traditional cooking! Thank you and a good day at Friday Greens meme!

  17. Looks yummy! I almost never cook zucchini. I use it raw in salads. I might have to try this though.


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