Zucchini and bacon stir-fry

ate.2011.11.04.l.jpgThis is a very simple but tasty-stir-fry!

Heat a sauté pan over medium heat.

Cut a small to medium zucchini into rounds, about 1/4" thick. If the zucchini is large, it may be easier to cut it in half lengthwise, then cut into half-rounds.

Add oil to the pan (canola, olive, peanut, whatever). Add the zucchini in one layer and cook until lightly browned on one side. Season with granulated garlic and freshly ground pepper then turn each round over to cook the other side.

Cut two slices of frozen pre-cooked bacon into 1/4" wide strips. Add to the pan.

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Season the second side the pepper and granulated garlic.

When done, turn off the heat, season with soy sauce.

I almost always have cooked Japanese white sushi rice in my refrigerator. Plate one serving, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 0:40. Add the stir-fry and serve.

A healthier version can be made using hana katsuo, Japanese dried bonito fish flakes, instead of bacon. But you can't beat the bacon.