Welcome to Mama's Italian Recipes Blog

So who is Mama? Mama is a full blooded Italian woman raised in Brooklyn New York surrounded with good food and Italian culture. I want to share the recipes of the old world with the new world. Known for her exceptional dishes she loves nothing more than to prepare and serve these recipes to her friends and family.

Now, we share them with you.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe ~ Italian Style

3 medium, firm green tomatoes
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk
2 beaten eggs
2/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut unpeeled tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices. Sprinkle slices with salt and pepper. Let tomato slices stand for 15 minutes. Place flour, milk, eggs, and bread crumbs in separate shallow dishes.

Heat 3 Tbsp of olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Dip tomato slices in milk, then flour, then eggs, then bread crumbs. In the skillet, fry half of the coated tomato slices at a time, for 4-6 minutes on each side or until brown. As you cook the rest of the tomatoes, add olive oil as needed. Salt and Pepper as desired!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Old Fashioned Zucchini Bread Recipe

Fresh Zucchini Recipe From the garden to your table!
One of mama's signature old world recipes

3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Cloves
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or your favorite nuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease and flour two loaf pans.
In a large bowl, beat eggs until light.
Mix in oil and sugar. Stir in zucchini and vanilla.
Combine flour, cinnamon, soda, baking powder, salt and nuts; stir into the egg mixture. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until done.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Tomatoes Recipe – Basil Tomato Cucumber Salad Recipe

Just in time for the garden crop!
1 1/2 cups red tomato, sliced
1 1/2 cups yellow tomato, sliced
1 cucumber or 1 cup round cucumbers, sliced
8 ounces of mozzarella cheese, sliced
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 1/4 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/3 cup of chopped basil – fresh if available

Layer all the vegetables and cheese and then combine oil, lemon juice. Drizzle over salad and top with chopped basil. Serve room temp or chilled!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Old-Fashioned Italian Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Italian Zucchini Fritters Recipe
Use that fresh basil too!
5 eggs
3 zucchinis, shredded
1 zucchini, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups olive oil

Beat eggs until smooth.
Stir in the shredded and diced zucchini. Add salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese, and basil. Add the flour a little at a time, stirring between additions until no dry lumps remain.
Heat the oil in a large skillet to 375 degrees F .
Drop the batter into the hot oil by, don’t over crowd the skillet with batter. Cook until golden brown on each side, about 4 minutes. Drain - paper towel, both sides.