Friday, August 17, 2012

Crispy oven-baked Zucchini

Crispy oven-baked zucchini is delicious, easy and tasty. It is a great low fat alternative to fried zucchini. Fried zucchini is delicious, but it’s also laden with fat and calories. Even picky eaters will love these. Zucchini also known as courgette is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C, and is low in calories making it an excellent choice for dieters. 

Ingredients :-
 Zucchini  1
 Egg   1 
 Pepper powder   1 tsp
 Chilli powder    ¼¾ tsp 
 Flou    ½ cup
 Bread crumbs   ½ cup 
 Dry Basil leaves    few
 Creamy cheese    for garnishing  
 Garlic powder   ½ tsp
 Olive oil  as needed
 Salt   to taste

Method :-
1). Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash the Zucchini thoroughly and slice it half lengthwise.
3). Beat eggs in a bowl (I like to add a drop of milk to the egg - optional). I used plain bread crumbs so adding salt, pepper and Chilli powder now to the beaten eggs. 
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4). Dredge the zucchini slices with flour, then dip in the egg mixture and then finally coat with bread crumbs. Grease an oven-safe baking dish, place them on a greased baking sheet. Drizzle few drops of olive oil on the slices.
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5). Bake for about 10 minutes per side until golden brown.
Repeat with remaining zucchini.To test for tenderness, stick a fork into Zucchini at the thickest part of the vegetable. If the fork glides in easily then the cooking process is completed. If not, allow the zucchini to cook and retest after 5 minutes. Larger and wider pieces could take 30 minutes to finish cooking.
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Remove from the oven and serve with your favorite ranch dipping sauce as an appetizer or as a side dish.
Enjoy !! They are healthy and low in points and guiltlessly delicious!

Notes :-
# You can add freshly grated parmigiano/Parmesan cheese with bread crumbs.
# Overcook zucchini and you end up with mush. There is no way to salvage it other than to make soup. 

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