Have you ever wondered about how many ways there are to cook zucchini? Well, I have!
I love this green crunchy vegetable and I always try to have it on the table, at least once a week. Usually I go for the most requested dish, zoodles or just plain roasted vegetables where I always try to add some more colorful rich veggies like peppers, purple onions,carrots or sweet potatoes with some fresh or dried herbs.
This time I wanted to try a different recipe. As I've mentioned on a previous blog post, I got to try some of the Highland Farms products and I chose the Quinoa Pop Italian Herbs to use with the zucchini. A simple but very tasty recipe that also allowed some mom/son quality time: my son has been having this growing taste for helping me cook and I decided that he would be my helper today.
He did a great job!
For this recipe I used the following ingredients:
The first thing I did was to make sure that I had my working surface clean and with enough spare room for me to do this because it requires a bit of space to handle all the bowls for the ingredients. Then, I got to work!
1. Wash and pat dry the zucchini. Cut them in thick slices and dry them with a paper towel.
2. Build your assembly line to make the coating - get 3 separate bowls: one for the eggs (just beat them as you would do for regular scrambled eggs); another bowl for the seasoned flower and reserve a third one for the Quinoa pops mix.
3. In a food processor mix the Quinoa pops until they are completely crumbled. Add the Parmesan cheese and mix again. Add this the the third bowl you had reserved.
4. Turn on the oven to 400 F.
5. Start breading the zucchini slices: first, roll them in the flour to get them completely coated. Then, roll them in the egg wash making sure that the slice is totally covered in egg and, finally, cover it with the Quinoa mix pressing firmly.
See? Just like Mr J is doing! He loves getting his hands dirty even if it's in the kitchen! We ended up with a full tray of breaded zucchini slices.
The last step is to cook the zucchini in the oven for about 25 minutes or until they're golden and sizzling! Just let them cool down for about 5 minutes and have a b it, it's delicious and it doesn't even tasty like zucchini, those were Mr J's words!
I'll be trying different coatings with different seasonings and vegetables. We love being in the kitchen making experiments and playing with food!
Look at that bite! Crunchy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside...perfect for snacking!