The Sunday Recipe: Oven Fried Zucchini

These are an old favorite snack. I usually use garden zucchini these days and put the leftover back in the fridge. When I made them years ago I just used a small-ish zucchini, egg beaters, and Italian bread crumbs. These days they make some really great gluten free bread crumbs.

Oven Fried Zucchini

Ingredients

  1. 1 small to medium sized zucchini
  2. 1 egg, whisked
  3. 1/4 to 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  4. Olive oil cooking spray
  5. 1/4 cup grated parmesan (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Beat an egg in a bowl.
  4. Pour approximately a half cup of Italian bread crumbs into a second bowl.
  5. Sliced the zucchini into 1/4 inch to 1/3 inch rounds.
  6. Dip the zucchini slices into the egg with one hand, then shake off the excess.
  7. Drop the dipped slice into the bread crumbs and shake bowl to coat.
  8. Use the tines of a fork to carefully prick the slice, lift it, and shake off the excess crumbs. (I tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to facilitate this.)
  9. Place on the prepared baking pan.
  10. When you’ve breaded all the slices, spritz the top of the slices with cooking spray.
  11. Bake for ten minutes.
  12. Flip the zucchini and bake another ten minutes.
  13. Enjoy!