Monday, June 25, 2012

Recipe: Baked "Fried" Zucchini

I am cooking my way through all of the fresh from the garden zucchini and squash that we have been blessed to receive.  Last week, I made mini zucchini cakes that my family loved.  Fried zucchini is a big family favorite.  Our favorite pizza restaurant in our small town makes the BEST fried zucchini.  It is so good we always get two orders for our family to share.  Not the healthiest thing, but oh so good.  I am trying to feed my family more healthy and delicious meals and obviously fried zucchini is not.   This recipe, which I found on one of my favorite blogs, Favorite Family Recipes, is a healthy alternative.  It has great crunch and is super simple to make and it makes me feel better that my family can still eat one of our favorite appetizers. 


Baked "Fried" Zucchini

by Emily @ Family Favorite Recipes
  • 4-5 small zucchini spears, cut on an angle
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup Italian-style bread crumbs or finely blended croutons
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • butter or cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil or spray with non-stick spray.
  3. Slice zucchini, cutting at an angle.
  4. Combine eggs and milk in a bowl.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper.
  6. Dip each zucchini piece into the egg mixture, then dip into bread crumbs until evenly coated in crumbs.
  7. Place zucchini on baking sheet, spray the top of each with cooking/butter spray.
  8. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. For an added crisp, turn the oven to broil and cook for about 30-45 seconds longer or until golden (watch them closely to prevent burning).
  10. Remove from oven and serve hot with ranch dressing.
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1 comment:

  1. oooh great recipe - thanks! I am a lover of all things zucchini, and baking them sounds heavenly!