Friday, August 10, 2012

Crispy Zucchini Sticks

Ingredients
Serves 4
3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt or garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 medium zucchini
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons water

Instructions

Preheat oven to 475ºF. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan, salt and black pepper in a shallow bowl.

Cut the zucchini lengthwise into eighths. Cut into 1 1/2- to 2-inch pieces.
Combine zucchini, vegetable oil and water in a resealable plastic bag.
Shake to coat zucchini. Remove zucchini from plastic bag.
Coat with the bread crumb mixture.
Arrange zucchini in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until tender and browned, about 7 minutes.
Serve immediately with warm spaghetti sauce, if desired.

Grandma's Secret Tip
The summertime flavor combination of zucchini and basil was one Grandma liked. So she often added 1/4 teaspoon dried basil to the bread crumb mixture before coating the zucchini with it. She sometimes set out a bowl of warm meatless spaghetti sauce for dipping the crisp zucchini sticks into. (recipe and tip from Grandmas’s Kitchen)
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7 comments:

  1. If I close my eyes I can almost imagine the delicious aroma. :)

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    1. Well open your eyes and go straight to the kitchen and make them. They're really delicious. Oh I forgot. You'll need some zucchini and a few other ingredients.:= )

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  2. Nice recipe. I just so happened to have bought some fresh zucchini yesterday during a trip to the Farmer's Market; it's pretty nifty that I ran across this recipe today. The bread crumb covering looks delicious. My name is Marc, and aside from being happy that I came across your blog today, I also work for Bescover -- where we love all things B&B! It's truly a privilege being a part of your online community.

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    1. Marc, Did you actually make the Zucchine sticks? If so, let me know how they turned out. Glad you like the blog.

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