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Simple Appetizer Alert: Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Simple Appetizer Alerts provide quick and easy recipes to prepare for either guests… or for just yourself.  For the Parmesan Zucchini Sticks, we baked them for a bit of a healthier approach.  But you could also fry these in a deep pan with a bit of vegetable oil.  (Make sure not to ever fry in olive oil.  Olive oil has too low of a smoke point and will end up causing burning).

Parmesan Zucchini Sticks — modified from Cooking Light Magazine

  • 2 lg zucchini
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg + H2O
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Cut each zucchini in half crosswise; cut each half length-wise into 8 wedges.

Combine panko, cheese, salt and pepper in a shallow dish.  Whisk an egg with a little bit of water in a separate shallow dish.  Dip zucchini in egg mixture and the dredge in breadcrumb mixture.

Place zucchini on a wire rack coated with cooking spray.  Lightly coat zucchini with cooking spray.

Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve as is or with a variety of sauces.  Sauce options could include marinara, ranch, or our bleu cheese dip.

6 comments on “Simple Appetizer Alert: Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

  1. thesinglegourmetandtraveller
    November 1, 2012

    Those look delicious!

  2. healthygirlandthecity
    November 1, 2012

    love this healthy idea (& love love love zucchini) – thanks for sharing!

  3. petit4chocolatier
    November 1, 2012

    These look so good!! I love Panko bread crumbs and Parmesan! You have been busy!

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