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December, 1980

Redbook's Special Holiday Cookbook

Donna Summer's Deep-Fried Mushrooms & Zucchini she serves this as an appetizer especially at holiday parties

Organize ingredients as follows: Put the 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl; put flour on a sheet of wax paper; beat egg with the 2 tablespoons milk in another small bowl; mix bread crumbs and oregano on a sheet of wax paper.  Have ready one or two wire racks.  Wipe mushrooms with a damp cloth; do not wash.  Working assembly-line style with one or two pieces of vegetable at a time, dip vegetables in the milk and then coat with flour; roll in egg mixture and then coat with bread crumbs.  Spread coated vegetables on wire rack and then let dry 10 minutes or longer.  Pour oil about 2 inches deep in a deep-fat fryer or medium-sized heavy saucepan.  Heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Fry vegetables a few pieces at a time until golden, turning several times.  Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.  Sprinkle with salt and serve with tartar sauce.  Makes about 5 appetizer servings.
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