Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Breaded Zucchini- Snack, side dish or entree!

OMG... this side dish is soo good. We made it last night with bruschetta and broiled chicken thighs covered with mustard, rosemary, and salt. But the showstopper of the night was the breaded n' baked zucchini chips . I made it really quickly because I was hungry, but I bet if I took my time it would be even better! Initially, I questioned the 1/4 slices but it makes sense because you can really taste the zucchini. The best part about it is that it's so crunchy on the outside but soft and hot on the inside...and its so healthy.

The thing about the zucchini chips is that you feel like you're splurging, but you're not. I would have to rate it as one of the best healthy alternatives to fried food I have ever had. I was thinking that a dip would be so good with this. Blue-cheese? Ranch? The zucchini chips leave you with some calories to spare. I could eat this as a side, snack, or main entree.

Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Combine egg, milk and garlic in a shallow dish and set aside for about 15 minutes to let flavors combine.
  • Combine breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley and pepper in another shallow dish.
  • Dip zucchini slices into egg mixture, then into crumbs and place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then turn over and bake for 5 minutes more or until brown and crispy.

"Breaded 'n Baked Zucchini Chips".<http://www.recipezaar.com/Breaded-n-Baked-Zucchini-Chips-90331> February 2009.

3 comments:

Kimberlita said...

HAHAH! I love how you're trying to fill back in the calories saved with ranch dressing. I think that sounds good. Maybe a lower fat dipping option would be some good old fashioned marinara sauce! YUM! I've made these before and they are delicious. I got my recipe from Giada on Everyday Italian, but I love the addition of garlic in your recipe. I'll give it a go!

Amanda said...

oh!! I never thought to use a marinara sauce!! That such a good idea!!

Now I am starting to crave breaded mozza sticks.... Have you ever made them?

Kimberlita said...

No I've never tried making mozza sticks from scratch, but I do LOVE them too!!!