Monday, 15 August 2011

Zucchini sticks

In an Effort to get H to eat more vegetables I've been trying all kinds of new recipes, as well as trying to stick with what's in season so that the food tastes it's best and hopefully entices him to eat more of it!  Today I tried yet another zucchini recipe.....I know it must seem like we eat a ton of zucchini in this house but I swear it's not a freakish amount! to be honest lately we have been trying a lot of zucchini, but thats because it's in season...... but we've also been eating other veggies as well.  It's just that not everything gets posted......some of the stuff is too normal or simple that it doesn't really seem post worthy.  Sometimes I'm trying something for the first time and either the recipe itself is a total flop or I have in some way messed it up.....either way it doesn't get posted.
  There I go, off on a tangent again!
Todays recipe is for zucchini sticks, breaded and baked.......super simple and really yummy.
 I came across this recipe in the Hospital for Sick Children Better Food For Kids cookbook and just tweaked it slightly to suit our families tastes
What you need:
2  medium-large zucchini's cut into 8cm x 1cm sticks
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
1tsp ground or chopped thyme
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs (beaten)
olive oil (a couple of tbsp's to drizzle over before baking)

1.  In a bowl combine breadcrumbs, garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, thyme, salt and pepper.  Mix well.
2.  in another bowl beat eggs lightly
3.  Dip zucchini sticks in the egg and then in the bread crumb mixture; transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet.
4.  Drizzle sticks with a small amount of olive oil and bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned, turning sticks over once halfway through baking time.
 Before the Oven
After the Oven
I've tried them myself just a few minutes ago fresh from the oven and they're pretty good......the cook book also claims they're just as delicious cold.  As soon as H is up from his nap we'll put them to the test!

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. I am all for baking instead of frying. Baked veggies do not seem to lose as much flavor that way. Also it is neat that these can be served cold-great for a picnic.