Sunday, May 8, 2011

Baked Zucchini Sticks

Baked Zucchini Sticks 

3 medium zucchini (about  1 1/4 lbs), cut into 3 inch sticks
1 Tbsp salt
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp parsley
2 eggs, scrambled
olive oil spray

Place the zucchini sticks in a colander over a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Let the zucchini drain for 1 hour. Combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and seasonings in a bowl and set aside.. Preheat the oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Blot the zucchini dry with paper towels. Dip them in the eggs, roll them in the bread crumb mixture, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Once all the zucchini are on the baking sheet, spray the tops lightly with olive oil spray. Sprinkle with salt. Bake for 12 minutes, then turn the sticks over and bake for 8 more minutes, or until gold brown and crispy. Serve immediately. 

 Rob and I were searching for an interesting and creative way to prepare zucchini when I came across this recipe. We have made it many times and we love these zucchini sticks. The only problem we have run across is for some reason whenever we make this recipe it creates some smoke. The last time we made them I didn't spray the tops with olive oil and that seemed to take care of most of the smoke. We have used this recipe a lot and we love it!! We have made it for many of our guests and everyone seems to really like them as well. We bought the Misto (link on the left) for our olive oil. It is a great way to save money since you don't have to buy the spray cans of olive oil. You just fill it with your own oil, pump, and spray. Click on the picture of the Misto can to be directed to amazon where you can get your own Misto.

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