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    What dipping sauce for deep fried zucchini?

    My neighbour spent several hours deep frying zucchini from her garden. She wanted to make a dipping sauce to go along with it. She said they serve a red (probably tomato based) dipping sauce in Italian restaurants to go with their zucchini and asked if I had a recipe for it. Any ideas?
    newcook

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    For red sauce I've always had fried zucchini with marinara.


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    I'm guessing it's just a little side of their house marinara, like they serve with mozzerella sticks? You'd want it on the thicker side. Not much help but at least you know someone cares

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    My first thought was marinara, also.
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    I've also had them with ranch dressing, which was good too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleycat View Post
    I've also had them with ranch dressing, which was good too
    Mmmmm.....Ranch...

    If I am splurging enough to have fried zucchini, you know it will be accompanied by some ranch!

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    Marinara sounds good, and I'd also think of a garlic aioli dip. Yum!!

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    The restaurants around where my dad lived in Illinois serve it with a garlic dressing that is just divine. Not sure if it's aioli or not, but I was just thinking I'm going to have to go look for a recipe and try it out to see if that's it. Now that I've moved him to Michigan I can't see driving 8 hours just for garlic dressing and nobody around here makes anything like it.

    There is a restaurant here that serves a horseradish sauce with their deepfrieds that's really yummy too. I almost forgot that as I don't eat there very often. I'm not sure what it is, though. Am I right when I'm thinking that aioli is supposed to be similar to mayo in texture? Cause this isn't mayo like. I know it has sour cream in it, but it's not straight up sour cream either. I'm trying to think if it could have been a mayo/sour cream mix but that doesn't seem quite right either. Hmm, I think I need to return for a taste test
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    That's what I waas going to suggest. Mayo, sour cream, and horseradish.

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    I'm in the horseradish dip camp - that's what I always have with fried zukes. Yum...now I want some!
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    Maybe I should give her the recipe for Lindrusso's Marinara. I am curious about the aioli though because I don't know what it is. Is it a red dipping sauce?
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    While tossing magazines today, I went through an Every Day with Rachael Ray from last summer. She had fried zucchini cakes with a roasted red pepper dipping sauce, which I thought sounded good too.

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