I saw a culinary tip in my latest Martha Stewart Living magazine, and I can't wait to try it - crisp lemon zest. According to Martha, "frying zest gives it a crisp texture and a caramelized flavor." Brilliant, right? Simply use a vegetable peeler to remove the rind of 2 lemons, slice the peels into matchsticks. Place 1/4 inch oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add zest to hot oil; cook about 3 seconds. Strain oil before serving, or use oil and zest together in a marinade or dressing.
Can't wait to try this!